What a good news week for Fianna Fail was last week. It wasn’t just the latest Irish Times poll even if it’s only a honeymoon result. There was also that report– the ESRI’s Medium -Term Review: a little rough patch and then clear skies and calm waters for . . . well until 2025 minimum. Are we looking at another 20 years of Fianna Fail rule? Should we be preparing ourselves for more ‘ideology-free’ politics? Is this the end of history?
Let’s not hasten. Let’s examine what the ESRI report actually said; and more importantly what it didn’t say. And let’s take another gander at that poll.