Thursday July 16, 2020

The hardworking team hoping to get a coalition deal done

As the government formation talks enter what could be their final week, the focus has begun to turn to what are the outstanding obstacles to a deal and on the backroom staff entrusted with getting it over the line

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

31st May, 2020
Anna Conlan: the former Leitrim ladies footballer, and now the Green Party’s negotiator, is ‘impressive on and off the field’ Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

“Everyone keeps asking if the talks are going well or not. Well . . . they’re going, that’s the main thing,” a Green party source told the Business Post last Thursday.

Every day for almost a month now – Sundays excepted – the negotiating teams from Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have filed into Agriculture House on Kildare Street to continue talks on creating a coalition government....

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