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I don't think the Irish and US political systems are directly comparable, but the main similarity is that "the left behind" mobilised against the establishment which were gaining the lions share of incremental economic growth and monopolising wealth. In Ireland they mobilised behind an authoritarian left leaning party, in the US, behind Trump. I'm not sure how well Sanders speaks to that demographic.

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