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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times

Apr 9th 2020, 6:58 PM 16,561 Views 51 Comments

Speaking this evening at Leinster House, Martin said ‘there’s still a significant degree of work to be done’.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Apr 7th 2020, 11:35 AM 16,503 Views 61 Comments

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

# fianna-fail - Monday 6 April, 2020

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív
# Joining Up
# Joining Up

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 11:51 AM 39,090 Views 200 Comments

The Galway West deputy said the coalition is also being presented as a response to the Covid-19 crisis when this is not the case.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears

Apr 2nd 2020, 4:07 PM 94,202 Views 48 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly raised the matter in the Dáil today.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week

Apr 1st 2020, 7:35 PM 31,905 Views 269 Comments

“We hope certainly this week, or next week, to agree a joint document with them,” the Taoiseach said.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'

Mar 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 17,445 Views 48 Comments

Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests

Mar 29th 2020, 8:47 AM 138,127 Views 310 Comments

The poll comes as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are in talks to form a new government.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'A new version of red lines': The Covid-19 crisis accelerates Government formation talks
# Crisis Talks
# Crisis Talks

'A new version of red lines': The Covid-19 crisis accelerates Government formation talks

Mar 26th 2020, 6:05 AM 20,278 Views 129 Comments

TDs from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil met yesterday to discuss a new government.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agree on the need to form stable government to help country after Covid-19 crisis
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agree on the need to form stable government to help country after Covid-19 crisis

Mar 25th 2020, 7:53 PM 37,150 Views 223 Comments

The two parties met for two hours of talks today.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will resume today
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will resume today

Mar 18th 2020, 10:11 AM 15,501 Views 142 Comments

Last week, the Green Party effectively ruled out joining a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil government.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Micheál Martin says FF ready to 'step up' and form coalition with FG to tackle coronavirus
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Micheál Martin says FF ready to 'step up' and form coalition with FG to tackle coronavirus

Mar 15th 2020, 3:43 PM 53,547 Views 275 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said that government formation talks needed to be expedited.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'We need a government': Covid-19 brings 'urgency' to FF-FG government talks
# Coalition
# Coalition

'We need a government': Covid-19 brings 'urgency' to FF-FG government talks

Mar 11th 2020, 9:02 AM 19,362 Views 172 Comments

Michael McGrath says ‘a government with authority, with a mandate’ is needed.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners'
# Development
# Development

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners'

Mar 10th 2020, 5:27 PM 26,332 Views 226 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are a step closer to forming a government together following a joint statement this evening.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 5 March, 2020

'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party
# Formation
# Formation

'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party

Updated Mar 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 81,847 Views 358 Comments

Martin said discussions take place next week but other parties must “come to the table”.

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach

Mar 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,750 Views 18 Comments

TDs are to speak for over six hours on the issues later this afternoon.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil says it stands ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael
# Let's Get In Formation
# Let's Get In Formation

Fianna Fáil says it stands ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael

Mar 4th 2020, 6:27 PM 27,357 Views 166 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil concluded a day-long meeting where policy issues

# fianna-fail - Monday 2 March, 2020

Pressure mounts to hold fresh vote for Taoiseach this week
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Pressure mounts to hold fresh vote for Taoiseach this week

Mar 2nd 2020, 2:21 PM 22,290 Views 80 Comments

As of yet, no submission has been made to the Business Committee.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil senator says it's time for Micheál Martin to stand down as leader
# Keith Swanick
# Keith Swanick

Fianna Fáil senator says it's time for Micheál Martin to stand down as leader

Mar 1st 2020, 12:21 PM 64,058 Views 116 Comments

Senator Keith Swanick said that Fianna Fáil “in its current guise” doesn’t represent change.

# fianna-fail - Friday 28 February, 2020

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination
# The Other Election
# The Other Election

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination

Feb 28th 2020, 3:05 PM 40,386 Views 59 Comments

The Seanad election takes place on 30 March.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Fine Gael meeting hears party 'wouldn't be worse off' by another election and might even pick up more seats
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fine Gael meeting hears party 'wouldn't be worse off' by another election and might even pick up more seats

Feb 26th 2020, 8:30 PM 37,676 Views 123 Comments

Concerned TDs also voiced concerns that Green Party policies would be a hard sell in rural Ireland.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 6:13 PM 17,677 Views 79 Comments

The Dáil will reconvene on 5 March to discuss the European Council meeting and the Coronavirus outbreak.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 6:14 PM 23,935 Views 119 Comments

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today
# Let's Dance
# Let's Dance

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today

Feb 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,142 Views 88 Comments

The two parties will both meet with the Green Party separately later this week.

# fianna-fail - Monday 24 February, 2020

Timmy Dooley among three outgoing Fianna Fáil TDs to secure Seanad nominations
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

Timmy Dooley among three outgoing Fianna Fáil TDs to secure Seanad nominations

Feb 24th 2020, 5:42 PM 32,118 Views 56 Comments

All three lost their Dáil seats during this month’s general election.

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'
# Government Talks
# Government Talks

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'

Feb 24th 2020, 2:27 PM 39,157 Views 257 Comments

Leo Varadkar said today the rallies were “an unwelcome development”.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed
# Talk To Me
# Talk To Me

Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed

Feb 23rd 2020, 2:39 PM 11,991 Views 93 Comments

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee said people need to respect that the party will not go into government with Sinn Féin.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Social Democrats rule out going into a coalition government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael
# Coalition Talks
# Coalition Talks

Social Democrats rule out going into a coalition government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Feb 22nd 2020, 12:37 PM 29,092 Views 103 Comments

Talks have been ongoing for more than a week now but there is no sign of a government being formed.

# fianna-fail - Friday 21 February, 2020

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week

Updated Feb 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 29,085 Views 151 Comments

TDs yesterday failed to elect a new Taoiseach on the first day of the 33rd Dáil.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 20 February, 2020

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil
# 33
# 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Updated Feb 20th 2020, 7:59 PM 118,539 Views 72 Comments

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do'

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 6:08 PM 65,002 Views 147 Comments

Martin says he has written to Mary Lou McDonald explaining why Fianna Fáil won’t go into coalition with Sinn Féin.

Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it
# Dublin Castle
# Dublin Castle

Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it

Feb 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,435 Views 67 Comments

The commemoration was cancelled by the government after it proved controversial last month.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

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

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

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 9:55 AM 48,532 Views 170 Comments

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

# fianna-fail - Monday 17 February, 2020

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting
# No Change
# No Change

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

Feb 17th 2020, 8:46 PM 42,529 Views 145 Comments

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
# Move With Me

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

Feb 17th 2020, 1:44 PM 73,033 Views 90 Comments

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
# Slow Progress
# Slow Progress

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

Feb 14th 2020, 5:58 PM 40,804 Views 171 Comments

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
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

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

Feb 14th 2020, 1:16 PM 63,114 Views 168 Comments

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
# Only Way
# Only Way

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

Updated Feb 14th 2020, 8:39 AM 56,901 Views 286 Comments

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
# It's A No
# It's A No

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

Updated Feb 13th 2020, 11:09 PM 143,324 Views 448 Comments

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
# Your Move
# Your Move

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

Feb 13th 2020, 7:41 AM 23,197 Views 110 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 12th 2020, 8:49 AM 56,606 Views 121 Comments

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