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# government formation

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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.
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'
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
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'
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?
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
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
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?
The party will meet at noon today.
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.
'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.
'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.
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?
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
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.
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.’
No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness
Day 63. Still no government.
Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are still talking.