Thursday April 2, 2020

Pressure on to form government as voters reject second election

Latest Red C/Business Post poll finds voters split over composition of new coalition, while 15 per cent want to see another election

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
16th February, 2020
2
Twenty-six per cent of voters support a grand coalition between Micheál Martin‘s Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and smaller parties. Picture: Yui Mok/PA

Voters are heaping pressure on Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to form a stable government with fewer than two in ten people wanting another general election, according to the latest Red C poll.

It comes as both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are privately warning that there will be little progress this week on government formation, with the focus being on the Dáil vote for Taoiseach on Thursday....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

In response to TDs’ complaints, a process of ‘peeling back the onion’ will examine how Fianna Fáil lost eight of its 45 seats

Michael Brennan | 2 weeks ago

Leo Varadkar will have to jettison several ministers if the party agrees to a coalition with Fianna Fáil

Michael Brennan | 2 weeks ago

Fianna Fáil fears that some Green TDs do not want to be in office during what is increasingly likely to be a time of tough economic conditions

Michael Brennan | 2 weeks ago