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Leaders grapple with party sceptics to clear final deal hurdle

There is still serious opposition to the proposed programme for government among all three parties involved

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
21st June, 2020
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Saoirse McHugh, the former European Parliament, Dáil and Seanad candidate

It’s taken 19 weeks, one leadership heave and hours upon hours of torturous negotiations but the country finally stands on the brink of getting a new government. The only remaining hurdle is for the party leaders to secure the backing of their party members for the proposed deal – but what are the biggest obstacles to them navigating this final potential pitfall safely?

Antipathy to a deal

Green Party hardliners had initially...

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