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# fine-gael - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend

Negotiators from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party are set to continue their talks into the weekend.

# fine-gael - Friday 12 June, 2020

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal

It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal

The deadlines for getting a deal done have been successfully pushed back in recent days.

# fine-gael - Sunday 7 June, 2020

'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks

Good progress was made yesterday but there is still disagreement on some issues according to Fine Gael’s Martin Heydon.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government

All sides will attempt to agree a significant number of policies today.

# fine-gael - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country

Senior figures in Fianna Fáil have been questioning some of the guidelines this week.

# fine-gael - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

# fine-gael - Monday 18 May, 2020

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today

Fine Gael accused some Fianna Fáil TDs of “damaging” the talks process at the weekend.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

The party raised concerns about austerity in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# fine-gael - Monday 11 May, 2020

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party

The formal negotiations are set to last until the end of the month.

# fine-gael - Thursday 7 May, 2020

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens

The Green Party entered into formal talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael today.

# fine-gael - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation

Leo Varadkar said that we could have a new government in June.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved

Responding in a letter to the Green Party, Martin and Varadkar make a number of commitments.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are due to respond to the Greens’ questions in a letter to be sent this afternoon.

# fine-gael - Friday 24 April, 2020

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation

Roscommon TD Denis Naughten has been critical of some of the Green Party’s environmental policies.

# fine-gael - Friday 17 April, 2020

Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach

Ahern said Martin is “old” as Fianna Fáil Taoisigh go.

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the document was ‘vague’.

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF meeting told policy doc missing promises of 'free Wifi and Netflix' while FG worry about future 'death struggle'

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail both gave the green light to proceed with talks.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties

Fine Gael has a task on its hands to convince grassroots members to sign up to coaltion government.

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Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic

Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.

# fine-gael - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow

Both parties hope the document will convince smaller parties to enter government.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Kate O’Connell said gender quotas are not helping more women make it in politics.

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

# fine-gael - Monday 6 April, 2020

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív

The Galway West deputy said the coalition is also being presented as a response to the Covid-19 crisis when this is not the case.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week

“We hope certainly this week, or next week, to agree a joint document with them,” the Taoiseach said.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'

Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.

# fine-gael - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests

The poll comes as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are in talks to form a new government.

# fine-gael - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'A new version of red lines': The Covid-19 crisis accelerates Government formation talks

TDs from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil met yesterday to discuss a new government.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

# fine-gael - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will resume today

Last week, the Green Party effectively ruled out joining a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil government.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners'

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are a step closer to forming a government together following a joint statement this evening.

# fine-gael - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

# fine-gael - Thursday 5 March, 2020

'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party

Martin said discussions take place next week but other parties must “come to the table”.

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach

TDs are to speak for over six hours on the issues later this afternoon.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil says it stands ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil concluded a day-long meeting where policy issues

# fine-gael - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.