A coalition pact in the Republic awaits wider approval

So the two traditional parties of government in the Republic have struck their coalition deal. They’ve taken their time. Southern government formation now looks more continental than ever. They’ve had the great excuse of tackling something even more important than  creating a new government after an election.  Fianna Fail and Fine Gael profess the need for a national  coalition in response to Covid 19. But in truth the emergency  does no more than give them cover for what would have …

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