It's over six weeks since we had that election.
We haven't had a gubmint since and things are running very smoothly, thanks very much.
It's an interesting situation – two big parties both with almost the same number of seats, and a clatter of small parties that crawled out from under a rock before the election. Even if either of the two big parties convinced all the small parties to join them [which they can't because Sinn Féin won't join with either of them] then they can't form a majority.
So that leaves only one possibility which is for the two big parties to join together, which they won't. They are like the poles on a magnet – identical in virtually all aspects, but as we all know – like poles repel.
As far as I know they have until Thursday to sort the mess. Then they have to toddle up the the Hobbit up in his Áras where Bilbo will tell them either to grow up and agree to something, or he'll call another election. There is another option which I must suggest to him – that all the politicians are shipped to an island [Rockall would be good] and aren't allowed off until they have come to a decision. An even better idea would be to just ship them to Rockall and leave them there permanently.
So if they are forced into an agreement, I can't see it lasting, and if another election called then why should people vote any differently? We would just end up back where we are now.
So it is feasible that we will be without a gubmint for some considerable time.