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#Government talks

# government-talks - Friday 28 February, 2020

Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election

A status quo government is unlikely to represent the need for change, writes Dr Rory Hearne.

# government-talks - Monday 24 February, 2020

Green leader Ryan says Dáil numbers are 'difficult' but 'that doesn't stop us talking to Sinn Féin'

Eamon Ryan made the comments after his party held initial meetings with Sinn Féin today.

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'

Leo Varadkar said today the rallies were “an unwelcome development”.

# government-talks - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald has contacted Micheál Martin to seek a meeting about government formation

It comes ahead of a meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party later today.

# government-talks - Monday 2 May, 2016

Day 66: Talks continue but Independents warn not to expect a government this week

Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice said that the prospect of reaching a deal this week “would be pushing it”.

# government-talks - Friday 22 April, 2016

Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny talked over the phone tonight - and will again tomorrow

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are trying to reach a common ground when it comes Irish Water.

# government-talks - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael finish talks for the evening, but no deal yet on Irish Water

Things are not as ‘hunk dory’ as some might believe, said Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen.

# government-talks - Thursday 7 April, 2016

No deal: Fianna Fáil TDs overwhelmingly against partnership with Fine Gael

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has endorsed Enda Kenny’s decision to offer the old enemy a partnership government.

# government-talks - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

This is how Fine Gael would govern with independent TDs - but what about Fianna Fáil?

A 123-page draft document for a partnership government has been given to independent TDs this evening.

# government-talks - Friday 1 April, 2016

Enda and Micheál need to stop "pussyfooting" and talk properly - Fitzmaurice

Meanwhile, TDs have been told a fresh election would cost some €40 million.

The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin had a four-minute phone conversation that sparked a big dispute between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday.

# government-talks - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are continuing their efforts to form a minority government.