Tag: Ireland

#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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Irish court allows appeal against extradition for #VietnameseTruckDeaths – RTE

Irish court allows appeal against extradition for #VietnameseTruckDeaths – RTE

| February 13, 2020

An Irish court on Wednesday (12 February) granted a lorry driver leave to challenge his extradition to the UK in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last year, national broadcaster RTE has reported, writes Graham Fahy. British authorities are seeking Eamonn Harrison, 23, on […]

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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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#SinnFein eyes government and Irish unity poll after election surge

#SinnFein eyes government and Irish unity poll after election surge

| February 11, 2020

Sinn Fein on Monday (10 February) demanded inclusion in Ireland’s next government after a record election showing, a move that would raise its central goal of reunification with Northern Ireland towards the top of the agenda in Dublin for the first time, write Conor Humphries and Graham Fahy. The left-wing Irish nationalist party stunned the […]

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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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Commission approves €200 million investment scheme for processing and marketing of #AgriculturalProducts in #Ireland

Commission approves €200 million investment scheme for processing and marketing of #AgriculturalProducts in #Ireland

| February 5, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the primary food processing sector. The investment scheme, which will have a budget of €200 million for the period 2020-2025, will take the form of grants and will be open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) […]

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