I’m hungover after yesterday’s general election here in Ireland. Both as a consequence of the exit polls and the two measures of Jameson I drank while watching the Six Nations in the afternoon. (Whiskey doesn’t agree with me, despite my enjoyment of it.)
The election results won’t be announced until Monday or Tuesday, but it’s already clear the wider population of Ireland ignored my wishes. (I’m starting to think this blog maybe isn’t very influential.)
Anyway, the Greens didn’t sweep to power. (I know—I don’t understand it either.)
It’s not all bad news.
As write this, exit polls put the three leading parties all on a shade over 22% of the vote, barely separated by the thickness of a ballot paper. I don’t think any of them give a fig about the environment, but one of them will head the new government and they might need the Greens to prop them up.
Although, when has power sharing ever worked out for the junior partner?