Tuesday May 26, 2020

FG and FF shuffle closer to the political marriage bed

Historically divided by war, history and mutual suspicion, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil going into coalition with each other is considerably more problematic than living together under a confidence and supply agreement

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

19th April, 2020
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Micheál Martin issued a stern warning at the start of his telephone meeting with his parliamentary party last week.

The Fianna Fáil leader told the call involving TDs, senators and MEPs that if there was anyone else listening in, they should get off the line.

He and senior members were paranoid that non-party members had managed to get the password for a previous teleconference between Martin and party senators and MEPs....

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