Barry Colfer

 

A realignment of Irish politics

Politics

On February 26 the Irish people take to the polls for the first general election since 2011. Support for Sinn Féin has surged from 9.9% in 2011 to as high as 19.5% but Ireland has not seen the attraction of radical, populist, anti-establishment, and Euro-sceptic parties like elsewhere in the EU.