Unlike alliances, coalitions are what could be described as „unequal partnerships” because comparative political, economic and military power, particularly the extent to which a nation is willing to engage, dictates who will lead, who is in the inner circle and who will have influence.  Coalitions generally present themselves as an unforeseen response to events of danger, uncertainty or supernatural, which are also non-dedicated integrations, oriented towards intermediate objectives. As far as participation coalitions are, by nature, rather a „come as you are, wear what you want, stop if you want to party”.  Labor has been in government eight times. On every occasion, it was as a party of the junior coalition in Fine Gael. The exception was a government with Fianna Féil from 1993 to 1994. The government of the 31st D`il (2011-16), although a traditional coalition of Fine Gael-Labour, was a grand coalition of the two main parties, Fianna Féil having fallen to third place in the D`il. Powerful parties can also act in an oligocratic way to form an alliance to stifle the growth of emerging parties. Of course, such an event is rare in coalition governments, when compared to bipartisan systems that generally exist because of the oppression of the growth of emerging parties, often through discriminatory appointment rules and majority voting systems, etc. Ireland`s first coalition government was formed after the 1948 general election, with five parties and independents in the cabinet.
Prior to 1989, Fianna Féil had opposed participation in coalition governments and had preferred a minority government. This year, she formed a coalition government with the Progressive Democrats. In civil society, „coalition” refers to a collective effort or a population of people who come together, who firmly believe in their cause. The term also describes alliances between civil society organizations such as trade unions, community organizations and religious institutions. In France, for example, workers from different sectors and trade unions unite to help each other find a point. This trade union coalition is often very effective because it causes massive inconvenience to the country.  The formation of coalitions such as the Community-Labour Coalition has proven to be an important strategy for social change in many contexts.  In social groups, a coalition of individuals is often formed to unite behind a common goal or goal.