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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Sunday 7 June, 2020

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

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

Updated Jun 7th 2020, 7:35 PM 20,121 Views 103 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:30 PM 8,417 Views 73 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

May 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 29,900 Views 92 Comments

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'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

May 30th 2020, 10:30 AM 19,131 Views 98 Comments

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
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

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

May 20th 2020, 12:39 PM 18,726 Views 69 Comments

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
# Coalition
# Coalition

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today

May 18th 2020, 3:05 PM 11,319 Views 73 Comments

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
# Soc Dems Out
# Soc Dems Out

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

May 13th 2020, 10:07 PM 21,909 Views 98 Comments

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

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Micheál Martin says level of testing and contact tracing is 'not where we should be'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Micheál Martin says level of testing and contact tracing is 'not where we should be'

May 12th 2020, 2:26 PM 10,411 Views 53 Comments

He said testing and tracing is key to getting the economy reopened.

# fianna-fail - Monday 11 May, 2020

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party

May 11th 2020, 1:47 PM 10,297 Views 134 Comments

The formal negotiations are set to last until the end of the month.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 7 May, 2020

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens

May 7th 2020, 6:25 PM 15,261 Views 150 Comments

The Green Party entered into formal talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael today.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation
# Government Talks
# Government Talks

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation

Updated May 2nd 2020, 2:15 PM 23,087 Views 126 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that we could have a new government in June.

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert
# State Exams
# State Exams

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert

May 2nd 2020, 1:19 PM 36,961 Views 48 Comments

The party’s education spokesperson says the uncertainty is causing stress for students and parents.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved

Apr 29th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,634 Views 174 Comments

Responding in a letter to the Green Party, Martin and Varadkar make a number of commitments.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation

Apr 28th 2020, 4:33 PM 15,718 Views 88 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are due to respond to the Greens’ questions in a letter to be sent this afternoon.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'Fianna Fáil is struggling with its identity, but we are up for the challenges ahead'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Fianna Fáil is struggling with its identity, but we are up for the challenges ahead'

Apr 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 18,865 Views 107 Comments

Malcolm Byrne says Confidence and Supply didn’t yield much for Fianna Fáil and there’s now understandable anxiety in the party about coalition with FG.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Fianna Fáil leadership can't say if a postal vote for members on a Fine Gael coalition will happen
# The Grassroots
# The Grassroots

Fianna Fáil leadership can't say if a postal vote for members on a Fine Gael coalition will happen

Apr 18th 2020, 3:15 PM 17,045 Views 83 Comments

Dara Calleary and Micheál Martin have both said it’s going to be difficult.

# fianna-fail - Friday 17 April, 2020

Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach

Apr 17th 2020, 3:47 PM 35,942 Views 146 Comments

Ahern said Martin is “old” as Fianna Fáil Taoisigh go.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG

Apr 16th 2020, 6:04 PM 15,916 Views 85 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the document was ‘vague’.

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Apr 16th 2020, 11:10 AM 42,505 Views 229 Comments

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF meeting told policy doc missing promises of 'free Wifi and Netflix' while FG worry about future 'death struggle'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF meeting told policy doc missing promises of 'free Wifi and Netflix' while FG worry about future 'death struggle'

Apr 15th 2020, 11:59 PM 34,598 Views 116 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail both gave the green light to proceed with talks.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'
# Policy
# Policy

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'

Apr 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 10,753 Views 83 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties

Apr 14th 2020, 4:00 PM 78,854 Views 211 Comments

Fine Gael has a task on its hands to convince grassroots members to sign up to coaltion government.

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?

Apr 14th 2020, 8:14 AM 163,314 Views 328 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow
# Grand Coalition
# Grand Coalition

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow

Apr 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 35,156 Views 209 Comments

Both parties hope the document will convince smaller parties to enter government.

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 16,505 Views 62 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 39,099 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 94,216 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 31,907 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 17,457 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 138,144 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 20,279 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 37,157 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 15,502 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 53,565 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 19,368 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 26,340 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 81,879 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 7,760 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 27,363 Views 166 Comments

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