While Brexit was a non-issue in the Irish general election, considerable challenges emerge from it.
Sinn Féin captured the Zeitgeist and demonstrated that conservative instincts to dilute radical policies with moderate messaging no longer works.
The results of the Irish Election invite comparisons to a political earthquake, but a brief look at recent history tells a more multi-layered story.
Ireland: Clash between the official narrative of the economy and the lived reality of people’s lives
Fine Gael had been telling the public for several years now that the economy was improving – and yet people were clearly not feeling that.