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

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

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 5:00 PM 63,422 Views 152 Comments

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

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

Feb 18th 2020, 3:53 PM 34,939 Views 137 Comments

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
# Coalition Talks

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

Feb 18th 2020, 1:55 PM 18,432 Views 106 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Feb 17th 2020, 8:30 AM 34,204 Views 188 Comments

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

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 16th 2020, 1:32 PM 45,818 Views 186 Comments

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
# Green Talks
# Green Talks

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

Feb 16th 2020, 12:04 PM 18,680 Views 92 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: What Government coalition do you want?

Feb 16th 2020, 9:41 AM 138,066 Views 327 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 15th 2020, 2:45 PM 37,522 Views 158 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 14th 2020, 11:25 AM 56,405 Views 285 Comments

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

Fianna Fáil TDs to hold first meeting as big question remains: Will they consider coalition with Sinn Féin?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Fianna Fáil TDs to hold first meeting as big question remains: Will they consider coalition with Sinn Féin?

Feb 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,691 Views 49 Comments

The party will meet at noon today.

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 51,388 Views 184 Comments

As the election dust settles, the next focus is on who will form a government.

'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 42,784 Views 93 Comments

Martin said that ‘today is not the day’ to speak about government formation.

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

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

Jun 16th 2018, 9:15 AM 9,576 Views 67 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 2nd 2017, 2:43 PM 13,245 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

May 16th 2016, 9:30 PM 961 Views 171 Comments

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

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

May 5th 2016, 3:40 PM 31,488 Views 149 Comments

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

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

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

May 2nd 2016, 10:01 PM 822 Views 172 Comments

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

No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness
# On And On
# On And On

No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness

Apr 29th 2016, 5:10 PM 19,076 Views 131 Comments

Day 63. Still no government.

Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

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

Apr 12th 2016, 7:00 PM 12,737 Views 19 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are still talking.