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No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume
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No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

Updated Jun 14th 2020, 10:15 PM 43,911 Views 212 Comments

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over
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More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over

Jun 14th 2020, 9:14 AM 99,046 Views 235 Comments

That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat
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Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 7:28 PM 40,345 Views 74 Comments

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians
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Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

Jun 13th 2020, 2:21 PM 14,529 Views 53 Comments

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend
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Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 11:44 AM 17,951 Views 65 Comments

Negotiators from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party are set to continue their talks into the weekend.

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal
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Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal

Jun 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 8,460 Views 31 Comments

It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal
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Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal

Jun 10th 2020, 6:24 PM 24,610 Views 56 Comments

The deadlines for getting a deal done have been successfully pushed back in recent days.

'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks
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'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks

Updated Jun 7th 2020, 7:35 PM 20,119 Views 103 Comments

Good progress was made yesterday but there is still disagreement on some issues according to Fine Gael’s Martin Heydon.

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government
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Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:30 PM 8,414 Views 73 Comments

All sides will attempt to agree a significant number of policies today.

Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country
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Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country

May 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 29,886 Views 91 Comments

Senior figures in Fianna Fáil have been questioning some of the guidelines this week.

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'
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Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

May 30th 2020, 10:30 AM 19,023 Views 98 Comments

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic
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Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

May 20th 2020, 12:39 PM 18,689 Views 69 Comments

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

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

May 18th 2020, 3:05 PM 11,312 Views 73 Comments

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

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

May 13th 2020, 10:07 PM 21,893 Views 98 Comments

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

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

May 11th 2020, 1:47 PM 10,289 Views 134 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2020, 6:25 PM 15,258 Views 150 Comments

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

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

Updated May 2nd 2020, 2:15 PM 23,085 Views 126 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,632 Views 174 Comments

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

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

Apr 28th 2020, 4:33 PM 15,714 Views 88 Comments

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

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

Updated Apr 24th 2020, 5:00 PM 21,275 Views 125 Comments

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

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

Apr 17th 2020, 3:47 PM 35,926 Views 146 Comments

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

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

Apr 16th 2020, 6:04 PM 15,912 Views 85 Comments

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

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

Apr 16th 2020, 11:10 AM 42,489 Views 229 Comments

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

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

Apr 15th 2020, 11:59 PM 34,595 Views 116 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 10,745 Views 83 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2020, 4:00 PM 78,849 Views 211 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2020, 8:14 AM 163,281 Views 328 Comments

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

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

Apr 11th 2020, 3:00 PM 30,102 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Apr 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 35,139 Views 209 Comments

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

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

Apr 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 51,503 Views 99 Comments

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

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

Apr 7th 2020, 11:35 AM 16,503 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 11:51 AM 39,091 Views 200 Comments

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.

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

Apr 1st 2020, 7:35 PM 31,906 Views 269 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 17,449 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Mar 29th 2020, 8:47 AM 138,132 Views 310 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2020, 6:05 AM 20,278 Views 129 Comments

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

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agree on the need to form stable government to help country after Covid-19 crisis
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Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agree on the need to form stable government to help country after Covid-19 crisis

Mar 25th 2020, 7:53 PM 37,150 Views 223 Comments

The two parties met for two hours of talks today.

Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will resume today
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Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will resume today

Mar 18th 2020, 10:11 AM 15,501 Views 142 Comments

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

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

Mar 10th 2020, 5:27 PM 26,332 Views 226 Comments

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

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

Mar 7th 2020, 6:48 PM 32,317 Views 44 Comments

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