- 15 Mar 11
We have just witnessed the most sensational election since the foundation of the Free State, with the decimation of the outgoing coalition parties, Fianna Fáil and the Greens. With the election of Luke “Ming” Flanagan, Richard Boyd Barrett, Shane Ross, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace – to name just five – the new Dáil will be a far more interesting place. But the challenges facing the incoming administration are no less daunting for that...
Well, the election was every bit as dramatic as promised. The result was astonishing and unprecedented. An avalanche, an earthquake, a caldera, call it what you will: in terms of Irish political culture, the change effected is volcanic and tectonic in both scale and impact.