Monday July 13, 2020

Analysis: As coalition talks drag on, outside voices get louder

The longer government formation negotiations continue, the more time there is for critics from all sides to have their say – the party leaders need to reach a deal soon if they are to reach one at all

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

3rd June, 2020
Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, will have to win the support of two-thirds of his party’s members if a deal is reached

No-one said it was going to be easy but perhaps no-one predicted it was going to be quite this difficult either. It’s 16 weeks since Election 2020 and four weeks on from when the government formation talks began, yet the finish line still hasn’t been reached.

Having three parties involved certainly has not helped matters. Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil agree broadly on housing, farming and reducing the deficit but can’t reach agreement...

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