Armed with a wry smile, we explore how all those loved-up politicos, high on the smell of success, did the deals and ended up in the Government bed together. Who winked? Who blinked? And when courting turns to COMHRIALTAS (coalition) what’s the price of power ?
In Ireland we love the hustings and even more so, the counts. Especially with those pesky E-voting machines consigned to history, we hang on until all the seats are filled and see the shape of our new Dáil !
Despite what we might think, is breá linn Coalitions! Since Independence we’ve elected only a handful of single party majority Governments. Most elections have thrown up some shade of coalition or minority single party government.