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Feb 2 2022, 07:00 GMT
Ireland’s recent strong economic performance is rightly seen by the electorate as a strength, so there has been little appetite for policies on corporate tax or labour market regulation that might risk that success. Instead, attention is focused on the key housing issue and maintaining public services in the face of demographic pressures. Sinn Féin advocates some radical policies, but a key conclusion of an accompanying political analysis by Professor David Farrell is that the party will continue to move to the centre as it aims to participate in a coalition government.