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14 Jan 2020 Election 2020:  Unfinished Dáil business falls as the campaign begins »

Election 2020: Unfinished Dáil business falls as the campaign begins

So finally, the Dáil many said would not last a year has been dissolved as it approaches its fourth anniversary. The Government that it produced was a unique political experiment.  Fine Gael received just 25.5% of the popular vote in 2016 but formed the Government, joined by a few independents and kept in office only with the support of Fianna Fáil which had received 24.3% of the vote. Inherently unstable, it has remained in office for longer than anyone expected. Now, polls show Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil neck and neck once more.  But there...

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