The establishment is dead, long live the establishment. Capitalism has won
Support for Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, Labour and the Greens has increased since the election. But the end is not nigh
It is time for a reality check. In the General Election last year, the four 'establishment' parties who were in office immediately before, during and after the crash between them won 59pc of the vote.
This has been represented as the beginning of the end of the 'establishment', but it is not. Far from it, indeed.
Throw in various run-of-the-mill Independents - yes, including the Independent Alliance - and you will find that almost three quarters of those who voted last year did so in what might be called a traditional manner.