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# Coalition Government

Last year
Relationships cracks between Coalition partners show we're returning to business as usual
The Coalition partners buried their differences during Covid-19, but now the cracks are beginning to show.
All time
Fine Gael surges ahead as Fianna Fáil support drops by 3 percentage points
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin met on Friday to discuss election rumours and the minority government.
Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?
Is it time for a comeback?
VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings
The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.
Sinn Féin thinks a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition is a good idea
Former minister Mary O’Rourke has suggested that the two parties should put aside their historic differences and unite after the next election.
Column: Labour faces the same fate as the Greens after reneging on promises
Labour will be the casualty of this government because it secured votes by promising things the party could never deliver, writes Adrian Grant.
Róisín Shortall resigns as Primary Care Minister
The Labour Party TD’s decision follows a much-publicised dispute with the Health Minister James Reilly. She has also resigned the Labour Party whip.
Explainer: Why is Health Minister James Reilly under pressure?
The Minister has come in for considerable criticism and scrutiny in recent days but why is he under pressure and what’s likely to happen in the coming weeks and months?
Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?
In its 16 months in office the coalition has by-and-large worked together solidly but will it last all the way until the next general election?
Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD
Patrick Nulty, who lost the Labour whip last December, has said he always opposed the party going into government with Fine Gael and criticised Leo Varadkar’s comments about public sector pay increments.
Dáil party leaders mentioned in over 108,600 articles since GE11
From ETA’s ceasefire to the Queen’s visit, here the issues that saw members of the 31st Dáil getting media attention over the past 12 months.
Watch: UK minister resigns after being charged over speeding offences
The Environment Secretary and his estranged wife have been charged with perverting the course of justice.
Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll
A poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post shows a clear majority of people do not trust the coalition on the public finances.
New governments North and South of the border to hold talks in Dublin
The coalition government will take part in its first North-South Ministerial Council meeting at Farmleigh House today.
Details of jobs initiative emerge but government 'has no idea how many jobs it will create'
Reports in today’s Sunday papers give more details about next month’s planned jobs initiative but there are doubts about how many jobs it will create.
IBEC says compulsory redundancies will be needed to achieve government targets
The group that represents Irish businesses said government targets could not be met through voluntary redundancy alone.
Former EU commissioner Sutherland says EU must rethink Ireland's bailout deal
Ireland’s former attorney general and the current chairman of Goldman Sachs says the current deal is likely to be unsustainable.
Taoiseach and new cabinet reduce pay in first act of new government
The new Fine Gael and Labour cabinet met for the first time last night.
Labour and Fine Gael endorse draft Programme for Government
The Dáil’s two biggest parties will form the next government, after both independently backed a deal to share power.
FG and Labour policy differences not enough to prevent stable coalition
Political analyst Dr Graham Finlay believes Labour and Fine Gael will be able to form a stable coalition – and have fewer policy differences than the Greens and FF.
Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full
The full text of Brian Cowen’s full statement to the Dáil, announcing his restructured cabinet and the date of the election.