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#Coalition Government

# coalition-government - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Fine Gael surges ahead as Fianna Fáil support drops by 3 percentage points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin met on Friday to discuss election rumours and the minority government.

# coalition-government - Friday 21 April, 2017

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?

Is it time for a comeback?

# coalition-government - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Your Questions Answered This post contains videos

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Exclusive

The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.

# coalition-government - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Sinn Féin thinks a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition is a good idea

Former minister Mary O’Rourke has suggested that the two parties should put aside their historic differences and unite after the next election.

# coalition-government - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Column: Labour faces the same fate as the Greens after reneging on promises

Labour will be the casualty of this government because it secured votes by promising things the party could never deliver, writes Adrian Grant.

# coalition-government - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Róisín Shortall resigns as Primary Care Minister

The Labour Party TD’s decision follows a much-publicised dispute with the Health Minister James Reilly. She has also resigned the Labour Party whip.

# coalition-government - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Explainer: Why is Health Minister James Reilly under pressure?

The Minister has come in for considerable criticism and scrutiny in recent days but why is he under pressure and what’s likely to happen in the coming weeks and months?

# coalition-government - Friday 20 July, 2012

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?

In its 16 months in office the coalition has by-and-large worked together solidly but will it last all the way until the next general election?

# coalition-government - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD

Patrick Nulty, who lost the Labour whip last December, has said he always opposed the party going into government with Fine Gael and criticised Leo Varadkar’s comments about public sector pay increments.

# coalition-government - Friday 9 March, 2012

Dáil party leaders mentioned in over 108,600 articles since GE11

From ETA’s ceasefire to the Queen’s visit, here the issues that saw members of the 31st Dáil getting media attention over the past 12 months.

# coalition-government - Friday 3 February, 2012

Watch: UK minister resigns after being charged over speeding offences Resignation This post contains videos

Watch: UK minister resigns after being charged over speeding offences

The Environment Secretary and his estranged wife have been charged with perverting the course of justice.

# coalition-government - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll

A poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post shows a clear majority of people do not trust the coalition on the public finances.

# coalition-government - Friday 10 June, 2011

New governments North and South of the border to hold talks in Dublin

The coalition government will take part in its first North-South Ministerial Council meeting at Farmleigh House today.

# coalition-government - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Details of jobs initiative emerge but government 'has no idea how many jobs it will create'

Reports in today’s Sunday papers give more details about next month’s planned jobs initiative but there are doubts about how many jobs it will create.

# coalition-government - Thursday 10 March, 2011

IBEC says compulsory redundancies will be needed to achieve government targets

The group that represents Irish businesses said government targets could not be met through voluntary redundancy alone.

Former EU commissioner Sutherland says EU must rethink Ireland's bailout deal

Ireland’s former attorney general and the current chairman of Goldman Sachs says the current deal is likely to be unsustainable.

Taoiseach and new cabinet reduce pay in first act of new government

The new Fine Gael and Labour cabinet met for the first time last night.

# coalition-government - Monday 7 March, 2011

Labour and Fine Gael endorse draft Programme for Government

The Dáil’s two biggest parties will form the next government, after both independently backed a deal to share power.

# coalition-government - Friday 4 March, 2011

Take 5: Friday

Five things you need to know by 5 o’clock.

# coalition-government - Saturday 26 February, 2011

FG and Labour policy differences not enough to prevent stable coalition

Political analyst Dr Graham Finlay believes Labour and Fine Gael will be able to form a stable coalition – and have fewer policy differences than the Greens and FF.

# coalition-government - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full

The full text of Brian Cowen’s full statement to the Dáil, announcing his restructured cabinet and the date of the election.