Questions after the election? March 16, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Here’s a few!
How did the Independent Alliance, a construct built of political candy floss and one that has been extant for only a few months get as many seats as AAA-PBP?
What of I4C whose four TDs were returned, albeit in one instance by the skin of their teeth (and by the way are the sixth largest grouping in the Dáil and ahead of the SDs yet receive but a fraction of the attention, at least as an entity?).
How did the SDs contest so strongly in a number of constituencies despite their too being very new?
What of the GP who saw two TDs returned?
And Labour, whose demise was long trumpeted by some, how did they manage to get 7 TDs – desperately bad, but also still a cohesive block for the future?
What of Fianna Fáil who with the Green Party were meant to have been banished from Irish politics for good? Are the Progressive Democrats the only party in the last decade or so to have been permanently removed from the body politic?