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#government formation

# government-formation - Sunday 15 March, 2020

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

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

# government-formation - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

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

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

# government-formation - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

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

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

# government-formation - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil TDs suggest all-party 'national government' to tackle Covid-19 threat

A government spokesperson said that any new government wouldn’t make it easier to deal with Covid-19.

# government-formation - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Ross warns against including Rural Independents in government, says Greens 'mad projects' will cost taxpayers

The transport minister said his new speeding laws are in peril.

# government-formation - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

# government-formation - Monday 2 March, 2020

Pressure mounts to hold fresh vote for Taoiseach this week

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

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister

Jan O’Sullivan said that the Greens needed to ‘tie down’ any commitments from the two parties.

# government-formation - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election

The issue of a rent freeze was discussed with the Green Party.

# government-formation - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

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

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

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

# government-formation - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

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

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

# government-formation - Sunday 23 February, 2020

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

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

# government-formation - Saturday 22 February, 2020

# government-formation - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Posh silverware, maiden speeches and tetchy barbs - here's how the first day of the 33rd Dáil played out

Leo Varadkar tendered his resignation as Taoiseach this evening.

Mary Lou receives most Dáil votes, but no Taoiseach has been elected today

The 33rd Dáil convened today in Leinster House.

# government-formation - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

It took absolutely ages to form a government in 2016. Here's what happened

It took 70 days last time out. Could it take as long this time?

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

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

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

# government-formation - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

The party will discuss with government officials how its commitments on housing, health, and preparing for Irish unity can be delivered.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan doesn't see the numbers on the left for 'a stable government' Coalition Talks This post contains videos

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan doesn't see the numbers on the left for 'a stable government'

Ryan says a government is needed that will last for ‘three or four years’.

# government-formation - Monday 17 February, 2020

'We are not ruling it out': Fine Gael is open to going into government with Fianna Fáil

The party’s 35 TDs will meet today following one of its worst general election performances ever.

# government-formation - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'

The former Taoiseach predicted a new government won’t be formed by the end of March.

Greens to invite parties to discuss how new government could deliver on housing, health and climate

With 12 TDs elected last week, the Green Party is now the fourth biggest party in the Dáil.

Poll: What Government coalition do you want? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What Government coalition do you want?

According to a Business Post/Red C opinion poll today, fewer than two in ten people want another General Election.

# government-formation - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'Radical policy', 'throw in the towel' and 'grownups talking': Main parties clash again on government formation

Darragh O’Brien (FF), Louise O’Reilly (SF) and Helen McEntee (FG) clashed on the airwaves this afternoon.

# government-formation - Friday 14 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Quite disgraceful' that Sinn Féin excluded by FF and FG

McDonald is to call Micheál Martin this afternoon, but, as she said: “not to shoot the breeze or to exchange Valentine’s Day greetings”.

# government-formation - Thursday 13 February, 2020

# government-formation - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

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.

# government-formation - 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.

# government-formation - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'We'll talk to all parties': Sinn Féin amends motion stating it can only go into power with left-wing parties

Sinn Féin says it is ready to ‘step up’ and enter government after the next election.

# government-formation - Monday 2 January, 2017

While others look to get out, some politicians in Iceland want a referendum on joining the EU

But what would the referendum be called? IceIn? IcEnter? ReykjavIn?

# government-formation - Monday 16 May, 2016

Vincent Browne: Appointing unqualified ministers is an airhead absurdity we inherited from the British

There is no wonder ministers make cock up after cock up, writes Vincent Browne for TheJournal.ie.

# government-formation - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.

# government-formation - Monday 2 May, 2016

Vincent Browne: This is the worst possible outcome of the general election

‘There will be sops, promises and a flurry of initiatives but there will be no significant change.’

# government-formation - Friday 29 April, 2016

# government-formation - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are still talking.