People before Profit think Sinn Fein has sold out in trying to befriend FF. But both favour all forms of government spending for which the small minority of rich will pay in the hard left fantasy peddled to bedgrudgers and naive youth.In general and proved all over the world: no business where State holds the majority stock giving politicians powers to make business decisions, can ever run as efficiently as privately held. The reason is simple: politicians do not put their own money in the business therefore they have no real desire to run it efficiently and be the best as it can be. When you put your own stake (money) in a business, you'll do anything to make it work, it's yours. If you get millions to manage with no real financial repercussion if it fails and with no real prospects of gains when it success, then this is never going to work well.
Add corruption, political goals (elections etc) not aligned with the business targets, boards and management elected on grounds of political sympathies rather than on experience grounds and then you have elections, change of government, new government get rid of the boards, elects it's own boards (again on political sympathies grounds), changes strategy to fit it's political agenda.
You can ask, if it's all so bad, why state owned companies bankrupt so rarely? Well, that's simple too, governments do not let State companies fail. When business goes bad they just pump taxpayer money into it and all is grant. But do we really want this?