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Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987The politics of triumph and despair$
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Gary Murphy

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719097652

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719097652.001.0001

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Conclusion: The politics of Troika Ireland

Conclusion: The politics of Troika Ireland

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(p.155) Conclusion: The politics of Troika Ireland
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Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987
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Gary Murphy

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097652.003.0008

The conclusion shows how despite much change Ireland stll remains a state wherein political continuity remains an important theme within Irish life. This is best exemplified by the fact that Fianna Fáil despite presiding over the economic collapse and the ending of Irish economic sovereignty managed to gain the largest amount of votes at the 2014 loal elections. It outlines various reform scenarios and shows how difficult it is for new political options to emerge.

Keywords:   Troika, Electoral competition, Political reform, Political uncertainty, Continuity

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