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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Yesterday’s News

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban

Barry Cowen was appearing on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics programme.

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban

The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

# fianna-fail - Monday 29 June, 2020

Dara Calleary says Cromwellian anger reflects what he's heard after ministerial snub

The Western People newspaper says the Cabinet decisions amount to: “To Hell or to Connacht “.

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'making steady recovery' following stroke last year, Barry Cowen says

Barry Cowen was speaking this morning after being appointed Minister for Agriculture over the weekend.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?

Test your knowledge with this quiz on former coalitions.

Social distancing and lessons from Matt Damon: An unconventional sitting of the 33rd Dáil

The end of Civil War politics? We’ll wait and see. Here’s how the day went down.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 27 June, 2020

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected Taoiseach

Martin will serve as Taoiseach until December 2022 when the role will rotate back to Leo Varadkar.

# fianna-fail - Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal

Martin can expect to be elected taoiseach when the Dáil meets in the Convention Centre tomorrow.

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?

Ireland could be facing into a second election if the programme fails to pass through any of the three parties.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'

Members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are currently voting on a proposed programme for government.

# fianna-fail - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 20 June, 2020

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will be carving up the Cabinet positions. Here’s who we predict.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Micheál Martin says he'll remain as FF leader after he steps down as taoiseach Long Haul This post contains videos

Micheál Martin says he'll remain as FF leader after he steps down as taoiseach

Martin is set to become taoiseach should the membership of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party ratify their agreed programme for government.

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it Neasa Hourigan This post contains videos

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it

Neasa Hourigan said reducing carbon emissions will likely be back-loaded, and the deal doesn’t do enough in terms of housing.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support

The coalition between FG-FF and the Greens brings government support to 84. But Leo Varadkar says he wants to go further.

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.

# fianna-fail - Monday 15 June, 2020

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members endorse programme for government

The Green Party have voted in favour of the proposed programme for government but there have been four abstentions.

'This is not what people voted for': Fianna Fáilers launch campaign to defeat party's deal with Fine Gael

The group describes itself as “a grassroots campaign of proud Fianna Fáil members”.

Leo Varadkar says he's happy enough Micheál Martin will get first go as Taoiseach in new government

Varadkar will take on the role of either Minister for Enterprise, Finance or Foreign Affairs.

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 14 June, 2020

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over

That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend

Negotiators from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party are set to continue their talks into the weekend.

# fianna-fail - Friday 12 June, 2020

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal

It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal

The deadlines for getting a deal done have been successfully pushed back in recent days.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 7 June, 2020

'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks

Good progress was made yesterday but there is still disagreement on some issues according to Fine Gael’s Martin Heydon.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government

All sides will attempt to agree a significant number of policies today.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country

Senior figures in Fianna Fáil have been questioning some of the guidelines this week.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

# fianna-fail - Monday 18 May, 2020

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.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

The party raised concerns about austerity in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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