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#Fianna Fáil

# 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 22,298 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 64,084 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 40,439 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 37,692 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 17,682 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 23,937 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 13,146 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 32,127 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 39,173 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 12,002 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 29,121 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 29,091 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
Live Feb 20th 2020, 7:59 PM

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

# 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 65,044 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 42,444 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 48,538 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 42,549 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 73,077 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 40,811 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 63,213 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 56,938 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 143,335 Views 449 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 23,199 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 56,610 Views 121 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 12th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,191 Views 126 Comments

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
# Six Of The Best
# Six Of The Best

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

Feb 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,486 Views 21 Comments

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?
# You Spin Me Round
# You Spin Me Round

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

Feb 11th 2020, 9:40 PM 37,879 Views 59 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Feb 11th 2020, 4:56 PM 51,359 Views 184 Comments

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'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 11th 2020, 1:10 PM 189,468 Views 203 Comments

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?
# Ge20
# Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 48,188 Views 95 Comments

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
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks

Feb 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 45,990 Views 84 Comments

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
Live Feb 10th 2020, 11:40 PM

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

Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 10th 2020, 3:38 PM 22,753 Views 19 Comments

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?
# Seat Projection
# Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

Feb 10th 2020, 9:31 AM 80,693 Views 115 Comments

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'

Feb 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 23,057 Views 78 Comments

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?
# Podcast
# Podcast

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

Feb 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 37,259 Views 74 Comments

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
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War

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

Feb 10th 2020, 4:07 AM 206,338 Views 27 Comments

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
Live Feb 10th 2020, 1:26 AM

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

# fianna-fail - Sunday 9 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 9th 2020, 5:07 PM 42,756 Views 93 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 9th 2020, 10:42 AM 28,662 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.