Tag: Fianna Fail

#Ireland centre-right parties and #Greens to hold post-election talks

#Ireland centre-right parties and #Greens to hold post-election talks

| February 28, 2020

Acting Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (pictured, left) told his parliamentary party on Wednesday (26 February) that there was currently no basis to negotiate a government programme with other parties, but that he would hold talks with the only two viable coalition partners next week, writes Graham Fahy. Varadkar said he still planned to lead […]

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Talks about talks on new government get under way in #Ireland

Talks about talks on new government get under way in #Ireland

| February 25, 2020

The main political parties in Ireland have commenced a series of ‘talks about talks’ as the quest to form a new government continues following the inconclusive outcome of the general election on 8 February, writes Ken Murray in Dublin. In what could be described as a political version of speed dating, the parties are making […]

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#SinnFein seeks talks with #FiannaFail on forming new Irish government

#SinnFein seeks talks with #FiannaFail on forming new Irish government

| February 14, 2020

Left-wing Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Thursday (13 February) it had formally requested talks with centre-right rival Fianna Fail to discuss options for forming a new government following an inconclusive election last weekend, writes Conor Humphries. The request puts pressure on Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, whose party has 38 seats in the […]

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New Irish government ‘could take weeks to form’

New Irish government ‘could take weeks to form’

| February 11, 2020

On what is the week of St. Valentine’s Day, political parties in Ireland are to begin a form of romantic courtship in the coming days as they eye each other up with a view to establishing a new government or administrative marriage of convenience, writes Ken Murray. The phenomenal success of left-wing party Sinn Féin […]

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Who’s who in Ireland’s national election

Who’s who in Ireland’s national election

| February 10, 2020

Ireland voted in a national election on Saturday (8 February). Here are the main parties and their leaders, writes Padraic Halpin in Dublin. FINE GAEL In government for nine years, the centre-right party has led a minority administration since 2016. While it would allocate three out of every four euros to increased spending, its income […]

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Political gridlock looms for #Ireland after #SinnFein surge

Political gridlock looms for #Ireland after #SinnFein surge

| February 10, 2020

Ireland began counting votes on Sunday (9 February) in a national election that an exit poll indicated would show a historic breakthrough for left-wing nationalists Sinn Fein but leave a fractured political landscape with no clear path to a governing coalition, write Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries. In a major realignment, Sinn Fein support surged […]

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Main Irish opposition party would boost #RainyDayFund

Main Irish opposition party would boost #RainyDayFund

| January 23, 2020

Ireland’s main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls before an 8 February election, will boost annual contributions to the state’s Rainy Day Fund if elected in an attempt to further shield the treasury from potential future shocks, writes Padraic Halpin. Ireland’s Fine Gael-led government outlined plans for the contingency reserve in 2016 that […]

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