Tuesday March 31, 2020

Fianna Fáil finds itself snookered as options for coalition diminish

As the party prepares for talks with Fine Gael and others, Micheál Martin very much has his work cut out to form a government

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

8th March, 2020
Some members of Fianna Fáil have questioned Micheál Martin‘s refusal to engage with Sinn Féin. Picture: PA

Micheál Martin was reminded by his own team last week of how long and difficult it is going to be to form a government. Some Fianna Fáil TDs described the criticism of their leader‘s approach at the parliamentary party meeting as a “rap on the knuckles”, but it was significant nevertheless.

Martin‘s focus is on forming a government involving Fine Gael, the Greens and independent TDs. Some...

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