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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy' Ge2020

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

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

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 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 Lise Hand: A leadership race in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak? Labour can't catch a break Ge2020

Lise Hand: A leadership race in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak? Labour can't catch a break

Lise Hand says Labour members hoping the leadership race would revive the party must be wondering if they accidentally ran over a family of black cats.

From TheJournal.ie Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister Warning

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister

Jan O’Sullivan said that the Greens needed to ‘tie down’ any commitments from the two parties.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead On The Up

Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead

A new opinion poll puts the party’s support at 35%.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake' Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake'

She also described a comment about the Greens as being “Fine Gael bikes” was “lighthearted”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election Ge2020

Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election

A status quo government is unlikely to represent the need for change, writes Dr Rory Hearne.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you consider changing your vote in a second election? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider changing your vote in a second election?

The prospect of another election this year hasn’t dissipated.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus and Brexit talks add urgency to government formation, says Simon Coveney Talk The Talk

Coronavirus and Brexit talks add urgency to government formation, says Simon Coveney

The tánaiste was speaking in Brussels at an EU special summit.

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Mary Lou was borne aloft in a tricolour-draped golden palanquin carved from the bones of fallen Elites Ge2020

Lise Hand: Mary Lou was borne aloft in a tricolour-draped golden palanquin carved from the bones of fallen Elites

Lise Hand was at the Sinn Féin rally in Cork last night, the first in a series planned for this week.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of people attend Sinn Féin rally in Cork Public Meeting

Hundreds of people attend Sinn Féin rally in Cork

Sinn Féin meetings are planned across the country in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet? Podcast

The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?

We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: After a long day, the prospect of an 'accidental' Green Taoiseach gave us 15 seconds of comedic drama Opinion

Lise Hand: After a long day, the prospect of an 'accidental' Green Taoiseach gave us 15 seconds of comedic drama

The vote for a new chieftan had none of the usual frisson of anxiety and anticipation, writes Lise Hand.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do' Government Formation

Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do'

Martin says he has written to Mary Lou McDonald explaining why Fianna Fáil won’t go into coalition with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch' Government Formation

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants Get In Formation

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

The party will discuss with government officials how its commitments on housing, health, and preparing for Irish unity can be delivered.

From TheJournal.ie Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting New Government

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting No Change

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil Ceann Comhairle

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is not ruling herself out of the running for Ceann Comhairle.

From TheJournal.ie As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena Move With Me This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How close were you paying attention to the general election campaign? Looking Back

Quiz: How close were you paying attention to the general election campaign?

It must be still fresh in your head, mustn’t it?

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change' Ge2020

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'

The former Taoiseach predicted a new government won’t be formed by the end of March.

From TheJournal.ie Greens to invite parties to discuss how new government could deliver on housing, health and climate Green Talks

Greens to invite parties to discuss how new government could deliver on housing, health and climate

With 12 TDs elected last week, the Green Party is now the fourth biggest party in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin needs a new Lord Mayor and Councils need 34 new representatives after General Election CASUAL VACANCY

Dublin needs a new Lord Mayor and Councils need 34 new representatives after General Election

When a sitting Councillor is elected to Dáil Eireann what’s known as a “casual vacancy” arises.

From TheJournal.ie 'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success Purple Reign

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success

The Social Democrats jumped from two TDs to six in the general election.

From TheJournal.ie 'Surprised, not shocked': What do the North's politicians make of the Sinn Féin surge? Seen It All

'Surprised, not shocked': What do the North's politicians make of the Sinn Féin surge?

Unionists and nationalists all agree that Sinn Féin is a powerful electoral force.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How well do you know our new batch of TDs? Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know our new batch of TDs?

Test yourself (quickly, before another election is called).

From TheJournal.ie 'Radical policy', 'throw in the towel' and 'grownups talking': Main parties clash again on government formation Jockeying For Position

'Radical policy', 'throw in the towel' and 'grownups talking': Main parties clash again on government formation

Darragh O’Brien (FF), Louise O’Reilly (SF) and Helen McEntee (FG) clashed on the airwaves this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie As Greens weigh up options, new TDs say they don't envisage any splits on 'red line' issues Green To Red

As Greens weigh up options, new TDs say they don't envisage any splits on 'red line' issues

With 12 TDs, the Green Party is now the fourth biggest party in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight It's All Over

Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight

If you spot a poster around your area after today, contact your local authority.

From TheJournal.ie Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens Numbers Game

Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: 'Quite disgraceful' that Sinn Féin excluded by FF and FG Government Formation

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Quite disgraceful' that Sinn Féin excluded by FF and FG

McDonald is to call Micheál Martin this afternoon, but, as she said: “not to shoot the breeze or to exchange Valentine’s Day greetings”.

From TheJournal.ie A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war? Ge2020

A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war?

The party of today owes its success to the peace process, writes Brian Hanley.

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat Ge2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat

A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin 'can't rule out another general election' after rejecting talks with Sinn Féin It's A No

Micheál Martin 'can't rule out another general election' after rejecting talks with Sinn Féin

Micheál Martin told a parliamentary party meeting that principles can’t change overnight.

From TheJournal.ie As new SF TDs arrive at Leinster House, McDonald says it will be 'very difficult' to form government without FF or FG Ge2020

As new SF TDs arrive at Leinster House, McDonald says it will be 'very difficult' to form government without FF or FG

Newly election SF TDs met for the first time today.

From TheJournal.ie New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government Ge2020

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government

The Rural Independent Group comprises Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Michael Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae.

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