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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Today’s News

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

# fianna-fail - Yesterday’s News

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting

The party held its first parliamentary party meeting since the election today.

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena Move With Me This post contains videos

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

# fianna-fail - Friday 14 February, 2020

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.

Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Micheál Martin 'can't rule out another general election' after rejecting talks with Sinn Féin

Micheál Martin told a parliamentary party meeting that principles can’t change overnight.

Mary Lou McDonald has contacted Micheál Martin to seek a meeting about government formation

It comes ahead of a meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party later today.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system?

The idea has been brought up recently, and not for the first time.

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one

The shift to the left, including the swing to Sinn Féin, is more about voters’ anger at Fine Gael, writes Larry Donnelly.

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?

The idea is one of the options being floated ahead of potential coalition talks.

Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government

As the election dust settles, the next focus is on who will form a government.

Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her'

The outgoing Health Minister said that based on the election commentary, “You’d swear [Mary Lou McDonald] had 80 seats”.

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

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.

# fianna-fail - Monday 10 February, 2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare

Michael McNamara (Independent) and Violet Anne Wynne (Sinn Féin) were also elected on the same count.

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.

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count

The two beat off competition from a Fine Gael candidate in what is traditionally a stronghold for FG.

AS IT HAPPENED: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 9 February, 2020

'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition

Martin said that ‘today is not the day’ to speak about government formation.

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos

Examine some of the key general election promises ahead of tonight’s debate.

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock

Fine Gael candidate Catherine Noone didn’t attend the debate.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says

Fianna Fáil come out on top in yet another opinion poll with only a week to go until the general election.

Micheál Martin says his staff committed him to backing rent freeze by mistake

Martin was also grilled over a typo in the party’s manifesto.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

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