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# Coalition

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Under Pressure
Cabinet agrees counter measures to Sinn Féin's eviction ban motion
It’s in response to a Sinn Féin motion to extend the eviction ban that will be debated in the Dáil later today and voted on tomorrow.
# Green Party
Neasa Hourigan says she will vote against the coalition on extending the eviction ban
Hourigan has previously been suspended from the party for voting with the opposition.
Last year
# omicron
Ireland ranked highest in Europe for boosters as elective care may be cancelled due to Covid
Strict close contact rules and the prevalence of Covid-19 have caused worker shortages in some sectors.
All time
# Israel
Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister
Naftali Bennett, a 49-year-old former Israeli Special Forces soldier and hardliner was declared the new prime minister last night.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the new government is doing a good job so far?
Have your say.
# Coalition
Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government
Ó Cuív said he “seriously” fears for the future of Fianna Fáil.
# 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.
# government formation
Green Party will enter coalition talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
The leaders of FG and FF have both welcomed this development.
# Government talks
'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation
Leo Varadkar said that we could have a new government in June.
# national unity
Green Party rules out FG/FF coalition, calls for national unity government to tackle coronavirus
The Green’s 12 TDs met today to discuss their options for building a coalition.
# Coalition
'We need a government': Covid-19 brings 'urgency' to FF-FG government talks
Michael McGrath says ‘a government with authority, with a mandate’ is needed.
# Coalition talks
'Discussion about the potential for a government of change': Mary Lou McDonald meets with Green Party and People Before Profit
She will meet with the Social Democrats tomorrow.
# Get in Formation
FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks
Martin does not have to consult the membership to enter talks with Sinn Féin.
# seat projection
What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?
For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.
# No talks
'It's not a normal party': Leo Varadkar rules out post-election coalition with Sinn Féin
The taoiseach said that it was a ‘principled’ position.
# islamic state
US-led coalition starts withdrawing from Syria amid fears about Isis rebuilding
Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw troops last month.
# humanitarian disaster
Explainer: 13 million people are facing starvation in Yemen. Why?
Six years of near-constant fighting in the Gulf state have brought the already-impoverished country to its knees.
# slap on the wrist
'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin
Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.
# Breakthrough
Germany's Social Democrats clear path for Merkel's fourth term
Merkel has been leading Germany for 12 years.
# bunde-snag
Angela Merkel looked a dead cert to lead Germany again but she's now fighting for her political life
“As chancellor… I will do everything to ensure that this country comes out well through this difficult time.”
# ff ard fheis
Chances of a Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil government just got a lot smaller
TD Shane Cassells said people shouldn’t be fooled by Gerry Adams’ ‘cuddly’ tweets.
# on thin ice
Iceland's government collapses after PM's father vouches for paedophile
The convicted sex offender was applying for “restored honour”, or a legal clean slate.
# United we stand
DUP signs £1 billion deal to prop up Theresa May's government
Jeremy Corbyn has questioned where the money is coming from.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?
Is it time for a comeback?
# Not happening
'Incompatible like oil and water': Fine Gael rules out Sinn Féin coalition
Enda Kenny came under fire this week after comments he made suggested he was opening the possibility of Fine Gael going into government with Sinn Féin.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin?
Taoiseach Enda Kenny recently refused to rule out such a coalition.
# Range Extenders
Here's how fighter jets refuel while bombing ISIS
The ability to extend the flying range of the fighter jets is crucial.
# Air Strike
Russian army says US-led coalition has killed 60 Syrian soldiers in air strikes
The air strikes took place on forces surrounded by IS militants, the army said.
# islamic state
Russia takes credit for killing "principal architect" of terrorist attacks against the West
Islamic State said that one of its main figures has been killed by a US airstrike.
# Coalition
All smiles, but Australia's in political limbo after voters punish government
There could be a hung parliament thanks to how citizens chose to vote.
# day 50
Talks latest: Labour could go back into government with Fine Gael
The party has said that it is one of three options being considered.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil should take Fine Gael up on its offer of government?
It’s now 41 days since the country voted in the 2016 general election.
# endapendents
The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government
There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.
# the dance begins
The Independent Alliance had a "constructive" meeting with Enda
It comes ahead of the vote for Taoiseach next Thursday.
# Weighing In
Bertie says 'no chance in hell' government will be formed before Easter
The former Fianna Fáil leader also reckons the party won’t do a deal with Fine Gael.
# Election 2016
"We had to do a lot of unpopular things": Eamon Gilmore on Labour's election losses
The party will suffer a number of losses today.
# Just Fianna Fáil
'Mea culpa and I’m sorry about that': Enda finally apologises for THAT 'whingers' remark
Opposition politicians have heavily criticised the Taoiseach for remarks in Castlebar on Saturday.
# up and down
Fine Gael picks up support while Sinn Féin drops
The latest opinion poll also puts Sinn Féin and Fianna Fail on equal support.
# Red lines
This is what a Renua government could look like
The party has listed some of the principles on which it will not compromise.
# Ard Fheis
'Coalitionology' is the new buzzword in Irish politics right now
At the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis, Micheál Martin says there has been an attempt to frame the election around polls.