independent

Monday 18 February 2019

Stability of new coalition crucial 

AS EXPECTED Fine Gael and Labour will form the next government after negotiations between the two parties came to a successful conclusion at the weekend. As was also to be expected, the programme drawn up by the coalition partners involves considerable compromise on both sides. This may not be entirely welcome - depending on one's political alignment, among other matters - but it's not a bad thing to get critical areas of difference between the two parties ironed out from the outset.

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