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Lucinda rules out coalition with just about everybody

None of the four main parties would suit Renua, according to its leader.

LUCINDA CREIGHTON HAS ruled out Renua going into coalition with any of the four main political parties after the next election.

Creighton does not believe her party would be available to support the existing Fine Gael/Labour coalition if it falls short of an overall majority at the next general election.

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this week, the former Fine Gael minister said that she could not see any circumstances where Renua would be available to “prop-up a government that’s been rejected by the people”.

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I just think it’d be very difficult. What we intend to do is publish very clear and very explicit red line issues before the general election and we will only negotiate on that basis and we will only enter government on that basis.

On Fianna Fáil, she said there was no difference between Micheál Martin’s party and her former colleagues in Fine Gael. She described them as “Tweedledum and Tweedledee”.

Creighton added that her party has “nothing in common” with Sinn Féin.

Watch more of the Dublin South-East TD ruling out coalitions:

Source: Video: Michael Sheils McNamee/TheJournal.ie

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