A Seismic Shift in Irish Politics

Big changes are happening in Irish politics and new party leader Lucinda Creighton is feeling the effects.

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have been the two leading parties in the Irish political arena since the very formation of the State, but that is about to change. Sinn Fein is raring to disrupt the duopoly and bring genuine change and choice to Ireland. The party is intent on bringing in a new era, an era in which a real choice between the left and the middle right exists. Naturally this is not going to be a smooth transition, and the elections due next year are bound to be interesting. The top dogs will fight tooth and nail to ward off Sinn Fein’s unwelcome advance and there may be substantial collateral damage involved. Continue reading