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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Friday 29 May, 2020

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Micheál Martin says there is 'no serious justification' for the 5km and 20km limit

Decisions on any changes to the roadmap will only be made after 5 June, Varadkar said today.

# micheal-martin - 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.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Contingency plans for another election spark row between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Leo Varadkar is to contact Micheál Martin today over comments made by two Fianna Fáil TDs.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Varadkar 'increasingly confident' Phase One of lifting restrictions will begin on Monday

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said there are questions to be asked about how the country is re-started and the logic behind the decisions.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Micheál Martin says level of testing and contact tracing is 'not where we should be'

He said testing and tracing is key to getting the economy reopened.

# micheal-martin - 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.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach

Micheál Martin said if ever there was a time to reflect on the importance of co-operation between states, this is it.

# micheal-martin - 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.

Soc Dems meet to consider FF-FG policy doc, but they want more detail

The party wrote to Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar asking for more detail about the fiscal underpinning.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'National catastrophe': Taoiseach told nursing homes have been 'left behind'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the restrictions would be lifted gradually.

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.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

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.

# micheal-martin - 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.

Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times

Speaking this evening at Leinster House, Martin said ‘there’s still a significant degree of work to be done’.

# micheal-martin - 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.

# micheal-martin - 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.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

# micheal-martin - Monday 23 March, 2020

Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin

Martin said it might change public behaviour if people know their areas have been affected.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Micheál Martin says FF ready to 'step up' and form coalition with FG to tackle coronavirus

The Fianna Fáil leader said that government formation talks needed to be expedited.

# micheal-martin - 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”.

# micheal-martin - 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

# micheal-martin - Monday 2 March, 2020

Pressure mounts to hold fresh vote for Taoiseach this week

As of yet, no submission has been made to the Business Committee.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil senator says it's time for Micheál Martin to stand down as leader

Senator Keith Swanick said that Fianna Fáil “in its current guise” doesn’t represent change.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election

The issue of a rent freeze was discussed with the Green Party.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week

The Dáil will reconvene on 5 March to discuss the European Council meeting and the Coronavirus outbreak.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

# micheal-martin - Monday 24 February, 2020

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'

Leo Varadkar said today the rallies were “an unwelcome development”.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 22 February, 2020

# micheal-martin - Friday 21 February, 2020

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week

TDs yesterday failed to elect a new Taoiseach on the first day of the 33rd Dáil.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 20 February, 2020

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do'

Martin says he has written to Mary Lou McDonald explaining why Fianna Fáil won’t go into coalition with Sinn Féin.

# micheal-martin - Friday 14 February, 2020

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.

Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald has contacted Micheál Martin to seek a meeting about government formation

It comes ahead of a meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party later today.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 9 February, 2020

'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition

Martin said that ‘today is not the day’ to speak about government formation.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'It'd be like asking John Delaney to take over the FAI again': The key points from the RTÉ debate

It was the final time the three debated before Saturday’s election.

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