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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring

Simon Harris had been warned on numerous occasions that his announcement of free repeat smear tests was “dangerous” .

# micheal-martin - Friday 11 January, 2019

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed to extend the confidence and supply deal past this year, but will it hold?

# micheal-martin - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly dies aged 74 RIP

Former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly dies aged 74

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin paid tribute to Kelly, calling him a “truly great character” who “loved being a TD”.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'

The Galway West TD says he has no regrets about losing his seat on the frontbench.

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

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.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular party, with Fianna Fáil not far behind.

# micheal-martin - 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'

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

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year

Fine Gael said the move “further strengthens Ireland’s hand in negotiating a successful outcome to Brexit”.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Brexit waltz moves on as May heads to Brussels for tea and Varadkar hopes Dáil sings from same hymn sheet

Leo Varadkar is hoping for more parliamentary support than his British counterpart.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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

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

# micheal-martin - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Martin tells Fine Gael: 'Don't give us any lectures about responsible politics'

Martin was responding after Fine Gael aimed barbs at Fianna Fáil at its Ard Fheis earlier today.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Micheál needed to take action after two politicians went 'rogue' - but is he facing a storm over FF's northern merger?

The sacking of two FF politicians from their roles this week was a headache for Micheál Martin.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Éamon Ó Cuív sacked from Fianna Fáil frontbench for launching NI candidate without permission

Senator Mark Daly has already been sacked from a number of roles for his part.

# micheal-martin - Monday 29 October, 2018

Peter Casey says he wants Micheál Martin's job because the FF leader is 'too nice' to take on Leo Varadkar

Some senior Fianna Fáil politicians have rejecting Casey’s courting of the party.

# micheal-martin - Friday 26 October, 2018

FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections

There was confusion within the party last night as Councillor Sorcha McAnespy was announced at an event in Tyrone.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Eamon Ó Cuiv goes rogue to announce candidate for NI elections without party backing

The candidate, Councillor Sorcha McAnespy, was announced at an event in Tyrone tonight.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

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

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

Martin rounds on Breen over dinner invitation to NBP bidder's home: 'It is not a credible explanation'

Taoiseach repeated today that he did not think it was a resigning matter.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election Thin Ice This post contains videos

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.

# micheal-martin - Friday 12 October, 2018

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

There had been rumblings about a potential general election.

'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have defended their actions of calling for the former Tánaiste’s resignation.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'The bid is contaminated': Communications Minister questioned over dinner with Broadband Plan bidder

The contract for the plan is estimated to be worth up to half a billion euro.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

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

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

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home

The plan is core to the party’s demands in this year’s Budget negotiations.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

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

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

# micheal-martin - Monday 3 September, 2018

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump

The US President is set to visit Ireland as part of a trip to Europe to mark the end of World War I.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Ireland is getting two more MEPs because of Brexit and Sinn Féin wants them to go to the North

The party is asking the Irish government to make a Northern Ireland constituency.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Éamon Ó Cuív for president? Even the Fianna Fáil party is split on that one

Éamon Ó Cuív has remained silent on whether he wants to be the next president.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)

The party sees its MPs as having a clear mandate not to take seats in Westminster.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'

The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott

Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Fianna Fáil to support Michael D Higgins if he chooses to run for second term in office

A presidential election is due to be held in October.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.

# micheal-martin - Monday 28 May, 2018

'Ireland shedding its old skin', but will that include Fianna Fáil?

While the celebrations were all about women, when the dust settles, there will be a political aftermath to deal with.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Taoiseach asks employers to be 'flexible' on Friday so staff can get home to vote

Varadkar said some people have to make long journeys home to vote.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland'

Martin describes himself as pro-life, but he said as a legislator, he has to face the reality of the situation.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil

More than half of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party are backing a No vote next week.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Micheál Martin says making up his mind on abortion has been a 'long and challenging process'

The Fianna Fáil leader said each person ‘has a personal responsibility as a citizen’ to decide where they stand on the issue.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Mary Lou is now more popular than Micheál

The latest Sunday Independent poll shows that McDonald has become the first Sinn Féin leader to score higher in popularity than Martin for three years.

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