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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 14,704 Views 174 Comments

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

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 15,774 Views 88 Comments

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

McDonald writes to Taoiseach about getting cross-party buy in for lifting of restrictions plan
# Interview
# Interview

McDonald writes to Taoiseach about getting cross-party buy in for lifting of restrictions plan

Apr 28th 2020, 2:47 PM 39,840 Views 114 Comments

McDonald has criticised recent kite-flying by government about lifting restrictions.

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'

Apr 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,563 Views 108 Comments

Talks on government formation are expected to ratchet up from this week.

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation

Updated Apr 24th 2020, 5:00 PM 21,341 Views 125 Comments

Roscommon TD Denis Naughten has been critical of some of the Green Party’s environmental policies.

Green Party outline 17 demands for entering a coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Green Party outline 17 demands for entering a coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Apr 23rd 2020, 1:44 PM 28,868 Views 104 Comments

The party wants a reduction in carbon emissions and more spending on cycling.

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach

Apr 22nd 2020, 11:05 PM 25,351 Views 93 Comments

When it was suggested to him that Ryan could become Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar replied that he would “listen to any proposal”.

'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 18,971 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 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 17,065 Views 83 Comments

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

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 35,984 Views 146 Comments

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

Soc Dems meet to consider FF-FG policy doc, but they want more detail
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Soc Dems meet to consider FF-FG policy doc, but they want more detail

Apr 17th 2020, 1:19 PM 15,082 Views 66 Comments

The party wrote to Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar asking for more detail about the fiscal underpinning.

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 15,936 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 42,538 Views 229 Comments

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

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 34,618 Views 116 Comments

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

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 6:15 PM 25,056 Views 157 Comments

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

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 78,882 Views 211 Comments

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

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 16,531 Views 62 Comments

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

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 31,919 Views 270 Comments

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

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 17,475 Views 48 Comments

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

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 37,172 Views 223 Comments

The two parties met for two hours of talks today.

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 15,517 Views 142 Comments

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

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 53,619 Views 275 Comments

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

'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 19,388 Views 172 Comments

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

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 26,374 Views 226 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 8th 2020, 1:27 PM 38,684 Views 96 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 4th 2020, 7:12 AM 30,082 Views 61 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 7:29 PM 44,173 Views 111 Comments

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

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 22,318 Views 80 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 20,126 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 27th 2020, 5:12 PM 17,156 Views 98 Comments

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

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 37,750 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
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# Government Formation

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

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 6:13 PM 17,735 Views 79 Comments

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

Penalty point reforms, river dredging and no 'daft' ideas about wolves: Rural Independents list some of their wants
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Penalty point reforms, river dredging and no 'daft' ideas about wolves: Rural Independents list some of their wants

Feb 26th 2020, 3:44 PM 18,856 Views 34 Comments

The Independent TDs met with Micheál Martin today.

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 13,166 Views 88 Comments

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

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 12,057 Views 93 Comments

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

Micheál and Leo will sit down for chats next week, but who else is talking?
# Call Me Maybe
# Call Me Maybe

Micheál and Leo will sit down for chats next week, but who else is talking?

Feb 22nd 2020, 6:45 AM 13,780 Views 61 Comments

The talks continue…

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

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

Feb 20th 2020, 9:22 PM 22,704 Views 26 Comments

Leo Varadkar tendered his resignation as Taoiseach this evening.

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

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

Feb 20th 2020, 7:34 PM 149,170 Views 157 Comments

The 33rd Dáil convened today in Leinster House.

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

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

Feb 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 16,614 Views 30 Comments

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'
# 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 65,086 Views 147 Comments

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