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# confidence and supply

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# General Election
Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition
The Taoiseach has said he wants to have a general election in May 2020.
# Trolleys
Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'
The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.
# confidence and supply
Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen
McGuinness claims Cowen called him and others out for speaking in a personal capacity during interviews.
# 12 more months
Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change'
The Galway West TD said he was surprised to hear Micheál Martin had signed up to another 12 months of the confidence and supply deal.
Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'
Micheál Martin announced this week that he would extend the confidence and supply arrangement with Fine Gael.
# dup says no
'Consequences were inevitable': DUP flexes muscles and votes against Tories in Brexit row
Sammy Wilson MP said that the decision was taken to show the party’s ‘displeasure’.
# confidence and supply
Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks
The war of words between the two main parties continues, but Varadkar said he still wants a 2020 general election.
# party politics
Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election?
Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have announced their negotiating teams for the upcoming renewal talks.
# confidence and supply
Amidst election threats, opinion poll shows Fine Gael ahead with Fianna Fáil gaining ground
Varadkar and Martin met on Monday to discuss extending the Confidence and Supply deal.
# 2 more years?
Taoiseach wants to avoid 'dilly-dallying' but confidence and supply deal 'unlikely' by Halloween
Teams for the the two parties are set to meet next week about renewing the agreement.
# dear leo
Micheál Martin writes to Leo Varadkar urging him to say he won't call an election
There had been rumblings about a potential general election.
# moving swiftly along
Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?
Does one logically follow the other?
# Let's talk
Taoiseach says confidence and supply deal can be done by the Halloween break
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin had a ‘pleasant’ conversation on the phone this evening.
# Late Late Show
Micheál Martin said Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed with media presentation'
He described an incident where a conversation they had ended up on a front page the next day as “a bit immature”.
# supply and demand
Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish'
Budget talks start today – but the minister says Fine Gael wants parallel talks on confidence and supply.
# supply and demand
Micheál Martin: There are 'serious deficiencies' in implementation of deal with Fine Gael
Timmy Dooley says the Budget needs to be agreed before any confidence and supply talks.
# poll 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.
# hello it's me
What's going on with the confidence and supply? Two men are talking a lot about not talking
Leo wants to renegotiate the deal it has with Fianna Fáil, but Martin says not until after the Budget.
Opinion: 'The DUP has a talent for fusing bungled governance with election success'
This should give us all pause for reflection on the intricacies and ironies underlying our constitutional arrangements in these islands, writes Thomas Muinzer.
# confidence and supply
Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections'
The Fianna Fáil leader said he wants another budget to be passed by the government.
# Let's talk
Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended
Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018
# Money in your pocket
Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC
Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.
# confidence and supply
DUP agrees principles of 'outline agreement' to support Conservatives in government
The DUP will be supporting the Conservatives on a on a confidence and supply basis.
# confidence and supply
Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government
The Taoiseach meanwhile says he isn’t ruling out a criminal investigation into the Tusla saga.
# not impressed
'They need to cop on': Fianna Fáil denies it's biding its time to bring the government down
Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin said the government had to stop looking over its shoulder and lead.