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Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil should take Fine Gael up on its offer of government?

It’s now 41 days since the country voted in the 2016 general election.

Image: Sam Boal

LAST NIGHT, A seismic offer in the history of Irish politics was made – Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny made an offer to his party’s old foes Fianna Fáil to enter coalition in a “full partnership government” with independent TDs.

The meeting between the two leaders has been described as “positive and constructive”, but feedback in the aftermath from the two parties’ representatives has been more mixed. While Fine Gael’s representatives seem to be in favour of the deal, the water is far less clear from Fianna Fáil’s point of view, with the party faithful seemingly suspicious that the offer may be more a case of media optics than genuine willingness to do a deal.

It is now 41 days since the Dáil went to the country in the 2016 general election. It will be at least another seven days before the house meets once more on 14 April. Do you think our TDs should be voting for a definitive government on that date?

We’re asking: Should Fianna Fáil accept Fine Gael’s offer to form a government together?


Poll Results:

Yes (9511)
No (5822)
I would rather another election (4049)
I don't know (948)




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