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,
JOURNALISM / CULTURE