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From TheJournal.ie After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today Coalition

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today

Fine Gael accused some Fianna Fáil TDs of “damaging” the talks process at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Soc Dems Out

Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

The party raised concerns about austerity in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party Get In Formation

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party

The formal negotiations are set to last until the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens Government Formation

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens

The Green Party entered into formal talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael today.

From TheJournal.ie 'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation Government Talks

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation

Leo Varadkar said that we could have a new government in June.

From TheJournal.ie FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved Government Formation

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved

Responding in a letter to the Green Party, Martin and Varadkar make a number of commitments.

From TheJournal.ie Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation Government Formation

Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are due to respond to the Greens’ questions in a letter to be sent this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation Government Formation

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation

Roscommon TD Denis Naughten has been critical of some of the Green Party’s environmental policies.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach Government Formation

Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach

Ahern said Martin is “old” as Fianna Fáil Taoisigh go.

From TheJournal.ie Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG Government Formation

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the document was ‘vague’.

From TheJournal.ie Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Government Formation

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

From TheJournal.ie FF meeting told policy doc missing promises of 'free Wifi and Netflix' while FG worry about future 'death struggle' Government Formation

FF meeting told policy doc missing promises of 'free Wifi and Netflix' while FG worry about future 'death struggle'

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail both gave the green light to proceed with talks.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document' Policy

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties Government Formation

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties

Fine Gael has a task on its hands to convince grassroots members to sign up to coaltion government.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic Irish Abroad

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic

Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.

From TheJournal.ie Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow Grand Coalition

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow

Both parties hope the document will convince smaller parties to enter government.

From TheJournal.ie Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Kate O’Connell said gender quotas are not helping more women make it in politics.

From TheJournal.ie Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response Government Formation

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

From TheJournal.ie A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív Joining Up

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív

The Galway West deputy said the coalition is also being presented as a response to the Covid-19 crisis when this is not the case.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week Government Formation

Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week

“We hope certainly this week, or next week, to agree a joint document with them,” the Taoiseach said.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort' Leinster House

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'

Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests Opinion Poll

Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests

The poll comes as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are in talks to form a new government.

From TheJournal.ie 'A new version of red lines': The Covid-19 crisis accelerates Government formation talks Crisis Talks

'A new version of red lines': The Covid-19 crisis accelerates Government formation talks

TDs from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil met yesterday to discuss a new government.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agree on the need to form stable government to help country after Covid-19 crisis Government Formation
From TheJournal.ie Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will resume today Government Formation

Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will resume today

Last week, the Green Party effectively ruled out joining a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil government.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners' Development

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners'

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are a step closer to forming a government together following a joint statement this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar Election

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party Formation

'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party

Martin said discussions take place next week but other parties must “come to the table”.

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach Back To Work

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach

TDs are to speak for over six hours on the issues later this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says it stands ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael Let's Get In Formation

Fianna Fáil says it stands ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil concluded a day-long meeting where policy issues

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer Government Formation

Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination The Other Election

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination

The Seanad election takes place on 30 March.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week Government Formation

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week

The Dáil will reconvene on 5 March to discuss the European Council meeting and the Coronavirus outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours No White Smoke

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today Let's Dance

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today

The two parties will both meet with the Green Party separately later this week.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics' Government Talks

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'

Leo Varadkar said today the rallies were “an unwelcome development”.

From TheJournal.ie Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed Talk To Me

Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee said people need to respect that the party will not go into government with Sinn Féin.

From The42 From Mayo football to national politics - 'I was conscious that people would say he's just the GAA man' Alan Dillon

From Mayo football to national politics - 'I was conscious that people would say he's just the GAA man'

Former Mayo footballer Alan Dillon is adjusting to his new role in Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week Ge2020

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week

TDs yesterday failed to elect a new Taoiseach on the first day of the 33rd Dáil.

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