Getting close to time for the Independents to either fish or cut bait

Great take on the continuing deadlock in the Republic from Harry Magee in the Irish Times Inside Politics newsletter (sign up here)… As we report this morning, Burton is now striking a more realistic (and fatalistic) tone, telling her party’s supporters to prepare for another election. She is probably not far off the mark. The Fine Gael and Fianna Fail negotiations should produce a workable outcome. The difficulty will be with the Independents. It always has been. The first thing …

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Introducing Stadler and Waldorf – your guides to the 2016 Dáil Éireann elections…

Within the next few weeks or months the people of the Republic of Ireland [or as the readers of Slugger know it – the place they go to get jobs and do their shopping] will go to the polls to vote in a General Election. We thought it was important to bring this to the readers of Slugger as it’s the only election that actually has anything to do with power on this island.