Varadkar wants an election. Will FF give him one?
Squeezed between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil is left enduring the tedium of a confidence and supply agreement which is proving to be far more durable than anyone expected
Last Thursday afternoon in the Dáil, during a fairly mundane discussion on public sector pay, Barry Cowen made a comment under his breath that betrayed how the good old-fashioned animosity between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has withstood the collegiality of the confidential and supply deal: “Before the Tánaiste or anyone else starts tweeting, I wish to point out I have a sore throat,” he said drily as he got to his feet to speak....
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