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

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

Updated Mar 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 81,854 Views 358 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,752 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 4th 2020, 6:27 PM 27,357 Views 166 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 7:29 PM 44,141 Views 111 Comments

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

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

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

Feb 28th 2020, 3:05 PM 40,416 Views 59 Comments

The Seanad election takes place on 30 March.

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

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

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 6:13 PM 17,677 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 6:14 PM 23,935 Views 119 Comments

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

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today
# Let's Dance
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# Let's Dance

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

Feb 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,142 Views 88 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 24th 2020, 2:27 PM 39,162 Views 257 Comments

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

Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed
# Talk To Me
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# Talk To Me

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 2:39 PM 11,992 Views 93 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 7:15 AM 10,059 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Feb 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 29,086 Views 151 Comments

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

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil From TheJournal.ie
Live Feb 20th 2020, 7:59 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting
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# New Government

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 9:55 AM 48,532 Views 170 Comments

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting
# No Change
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# No Change

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting

Feb 17th 2020, 8:46 PM 42,532 Views 145 Comments

The party held its first parliamentary party meeting since the election today.

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena
# Move With Me
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# Move With Me

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

Feb 17th 2020, 1:44 PM 73,044 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

'We are not ruling it out': Fine Gael is open to going into government with Fianna Fáil
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# Government Formation

'We are not ruling it out': Fine Gael is open to going into government with Fianna Fáil

Updated Feb 17th 2020, 8:30 AM 34,177 Views 188 Comments

The party’s 35 TDs will meet today following one of its worst general election performances ever.

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael
# Only Way
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# Only Way

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Updated Feb 14th 2020, 8:39 AM 56,912 Views 286 Comments

Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.

Leo Varadkar says he'll most likely be the leader of the opposition after the next government is formed
# Opposition Benches
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# Opposition Benches

Leo Varadkar says he'll most likely be the leader of the opposition after the next government is formed

Feb 12th 2020, 11:10 AM 43,219 Views 109 Comments

Varadkar says he wants to modernise Fine Gael.

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system?

Feb 12th 2020, 8:49 AM 56,607 Views 121 Comments

The idea has been brought up recently, and not for the first time.

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one

Feb 12th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,155 Views 126 Comments

The shift to the left, including the swing to Sinn Féin, is more about voters’ anger at Fine Gael, writes Larry Donnelly.

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year
# Six Of The Best
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# Six Of The Best

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

Feb 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,450 Views 21 Comments

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?
# Ge20
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# Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 48,167 Views 95 Comments

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks
# Get In Formation
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# Get In Formation

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks

Feb 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 45,983 Views 84 Comments

Martin does not have to consult the membership to enter talks with Sinn Féin.

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020 From TheJournal.ie
Live Feb 10th 2020, 11:40 PM

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics
# Dublin Fingal
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# Dublin Fingal

Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics

Feb 10th 2020, 5:23 PM 32,987 Views 50 Comments

The Fine Gael politician ran unsuccessfully for the third time in Dublin Fingal.

Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November

Feb 10th 2020, 2:28 PM 34,907 Views 22 Comments

Murphy had been dropped from the Fine Gael ticket following a controversial by-election campaign.

Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell
# Dublin Bay South
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# Dublin Bay South

Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell

Feb 10th 2020, 12:17 PM 34,300 Views 63 Comments

Murphy failed to meet the quota, but was elected at the expense of his colleague Kate O’Connell.

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?
# Seat Projection
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# Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

Feb 10th 2020, 9:31 AM 80,650 Views 115 Comments

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation' From TheJournal.ie

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

Feb 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 23,049 Views 78 Comments

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?
# Podcast
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# Podcast

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

Feb 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 37,255 Views 74 Comments

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled From TheJournal.ie
Live Feb 10th 2020, 1:26 AM

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency
# Not Returning
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# Not Returning

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency

Feb 10th 2020, 12:29 AM 17,915 Views 9 Comments

Doherty’s party colleague Helen McEntee was re-elected.

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties
# Gone
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# Gone

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Feb 9th 2020, 9:40 PM 42,073 Views 79 Comments

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil From TheJournal.ie
Live Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Feb 9th 2020, 10:42 AM 28,661 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65
# Exit Poll
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# Exit Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

Feb 9th 2020, 9:03 AM 61,662 Views 111 Comments

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare
# Wtf Moment
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# Wtf Moment

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare

Feb 9th 2020, 8:26 AM 50,178 Views 66 Comments

So… Now what?

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results
# Hour By Hour
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# Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

Feb 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 98,856 Views 76 Comments

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin
# All Ads Up
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# All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Feb 6th 2020, 10:52 PM 21,948 Views 100 Comments

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.