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#confidence and supply

# confidence-and-supply - Friday 13 September, 2019

Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition
# General Election
# General Election

Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition

Updated Sep 13th 2019, 4:30 PM 19,906 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach has said he wants to have a general election in May 2020.

# confidence-and-supply - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'

Updated May 2nd 2019, 4:05 PM 18,198 Views 47 Comments

The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.

# confidence-and-supply - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen

Feb 13th 2019, 1:51 PM 23,877 Views 54 Comments

McGuinness claims Cowen called him and others out for speaking in a personal capacity during interviews.

# confidence-and-supply - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change'
# 12 More Months
# 12 More Months

Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change'

Dec 27th 2018, 10:00 AM 19,493 Views 53 Comments

The Galway West TD said he was surprised to hear Micheál Martin had signed up to another 12 months of the confidence and supply deal.

# confidence-and-supply - Friday 14 December, 2018

Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Dec 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,618 Views 78 Comments

Micheál Martin announced this week that he would extend the confidence and supply arrangement with Fine Gael.

# confidence-and-supply - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'Consequences were inevitable': DUP flexes muscles and votes against Tories in Brexit row
# Dup Says No
# Dup Says No

'Consequences were inevitable': DUP flexes muscles and votes against Tories in Brexit row

Updated Nov 20th 2018, 3:24 PM 51,764 Views 92 Comments

Sammy Wilson MP said that the decision was taken to show the party’s ‘displeasure’.

# confidence-and-supply - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks

Nov 18th 2018, 4:29 PM 8,154 Views 27 Comments

The war of words between the two main parties continues, but Varadkar said he still wants a 2020 general election.

# confidence-and-supply - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election?
# Party Politics
# Party Politics

Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election?

Oct 21st 2018, 9:44 AM 28,905 Views 108 Comments

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have announced their negotiating teams for the upcoming renewal talks.

# confidence-and-supply - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Amidst election threats, opinion poll shows Fine Gael ahead with Fianna Fáil gaining ground
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Amidst election threats, opinion poll shows Fine Gael ahead with Fianna Fáil gaining ground

Oct 20th 2018, 5:45 PM 15,702 Views 60 Comments

Varadkar and Martin met on Monday to discuss extending the Confidence and Supply deal.

# confidence-and-supply - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Taoiseach wants to avoid 'dilly-dallying' but confidence and supply deal 'unlikely' by Halloween
# 2 More Years?
# 2 More Years?

Taoiseach wants to avoid 'dilly-dallying' but confidence and supply deal 'unlikely' by Halloween

Oct 16th 2018, 9:29 PM 7,293 Views 33 Comments

Teams for the the two parties are set to meet next week about renewing the agreement.

# confidence-and-supply - Friday 12 October, 2018

Micheál Martin writes to Leo Varadkar urging him to say he won't call an election
# Dear Leo
# Dear Leo

Micheál Martin writes to Leo Varadkar urging him to say he won't call an election

Updated Oct 12th 2018, 7:44 PM 54,167 Views 130 Comments

There had been rumblings about a potential general election.

# confidence-and-supply - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?
# Moving Swiftly Along
# Moving Swiftly Along

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Oct 10th 2018, 8:42 AM 30,562 Views 113 Comments

Does one logically follow the other?

# confidence-and-supply - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Taoiseach says confidence and supply deal can be done by the Halloween break
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Taoiseach says confidence and supply deal can be done by the Halloween break

Oct 9th 2018, 9:51 PM 9,584 Views 44 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin had a ‘pleasant’ conversation on the phone this evening.

# confidence-and-supply - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Micheál Martin said Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed with media presentation'
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Micheál Martin said Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed with media presentation'

Sep 22nd 2018, 12:56 PM 22,035 Views 69 Comments

He described an incident where a conversation they had ended up on a front page the next day as “a bit immature”.

# confidence-and-supply - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish'
# Supply And Demand
# Supply And Demand

Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish'

Sep 5th 2018, 9:56 AM 10,785 Views 66 Comments

Budget talks start today – but the minister says Fine Gael wants parallel talks on confidence and supply.

# confidence-and-supply - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Micheál Martin: There are 'serious deficiencies' in implementation of deal with Fine Gael
# Supply And Demand
# Supply And Demand

Micheál Martin: There are 'serious deficiencies' in implementation of deal with Fine Gael

Updated Sep 4th 2018, 5:45 PM 17,414 Views 67 Comments

Timmy Dooley says the Budget needs to be agreed before any confidence and supply talks.

# confidence-and-supply - Sunday 22 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:58 AM 16,855 Views 154 Comments

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

# confidence-and-supply - Saturday 14 July, 2018

What's going on with the confidence and supply? Two men are talking a lot about not talking
# Hello It's Me
# Hello It's Me

What's going on with the confidence and supply? Two men are talking a lot about not talking

Jul 14th 2018, 8:30 AM 10,572 Views 23 Comments

Leo wants to renegotiate the deal it has with Fianna Fáil, but Martin says not until after the Budget.

# confidence-and-supply - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Opinion: 'The DUP has a talent for fusing bungled governance with election success'
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Opinion: 'The DUP has a talent for fusing bungled governance with election success'

May 5th 2018, 9:00 AM 15,614 Views 25 Comments

This should give us all pause for reflection on the intricacies and ironies underlying our constitutional arrangements in these islands, writes Thomas Muinzer.

# confidence-and-supply - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections'
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections'

Apr 8th 2018, 1:17 PM 14,416 Views 178 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said he wants another budget to be passed by the government.

# confidence-and-supply - Friday 29 December, 2017

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended

Dec 29th 2017, 2:00 PM 8,163 Views 62 Comments

Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018

# confidence-and-supply - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC
# Money In Your Pocket
# Money In Your Pocket

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC

Sep 18th 2017, 2:32 PM 18,173 Views 60 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.

# confidence-and-supply - Saturday 10 June, 2017

DUP agrees principles of 'outline agreement' to support Conservatives in government
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

DUP agrees principles of 'outline agreement' to support Conservatives in government

Jun 10th 2017, 8:00 PM 17,500 Views 77 Comments

The DUP will be supporting the Conservatives on a on a confidence and supply basis.

# confidence-and-supply - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government

Feb 12th 2017, 6:19 PM 39,450 Views 339 Comments

The Taoiseach meanwhile says he isn’t ruling out a criminal investigation into the Tusla saga.

# confidence-and-supply - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

'They need to cop on': Fianna Fáil denies it's biding its time to bring the government down
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

'They need to cop on': Fianna Fáil denies it's biding its time to bring the government down

Sep 20th 2016, 6:20 AM 10,138 Views 57 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin said the government had to stop looking over its shoulder and lead.