As counting wraps up on Monday, confusion reigns after Ireland’s general election failed to produce a clear winner. 

The Irish Times comments:

The obvious solution, at a time of partial economic recovery and worrying international developments, is the establishment of a government composed of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. That would provide the key requirement of stability and a prospect of economic continuity.

It would also bring political risks. Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny ruled out the proposition of a grand alliance during the election campaign and elements within both parties would probably resist it on cultural and historic grounds.

And if all that wasn’t bad enough,




and, finally…


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