Saturday August 8, 2020

Coalition woes: FF TDs lash out at Greens as ex-minister slams Tánaiste

O’Dea hits out at Fine Gael on ‘bonkers’ pay rises and state car controversy. Green TD warns colleagues ‘we can’t have it all our own way on every issue'

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

2nd August, 2020
The new coalition of Micheál Martin’s Fianna Fáil, Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael and Eamon Ryan‘ Green Party have had plenty to say in recent days

Tensions within the coalition remain high this weekend, with the Green Party being warned to address internal indiscipline and a former Fianna Fáil minister directly criticising both Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney.

Despite the Dáil entering recess, the fallout from a series of controversies continued to plague the government this weekend, with senior Fianna Fáil backbenchers warning that the coalition would not be able to guide the country through an economic and health...

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