How do the Assembly Election results impact on politics in the ROI? March 7, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
RTÉ was leading with the idea at the weekend that Sinn Féin’s broad success in the North last week would make Fianna Fáil and others think twice about having an election in the ROI any time soon (though some of us have argue that FF is in no hurry even before last week to pull the plug wth their polling numbers still mired). It certainly seems logical – Sinn Féin sweeping much, if not all, before it and coming to a fairly close parity with the DUP is bound to have an effect? But does a political partitionism function in these instances? And are FF sensible to be wary (and Garibaldy’s point about how this may soften FF’s cough north of the border is very very interesting)?