Saturday May 30, 2020

Varadkar expected to call election this week

Motion of no confidence in health minister puts government under pressure to move quickly

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
12th January, 2020
Senior Fine Gael members believe Taoiseach should ‘control own destiny’

Fine Gael was on a war footing last night amid a growing expectation that the Taoiseach will call a general election this week.

While the Taoiseach met Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin last week and is due to meet him again this week, senior sources within Fine Gael have been told that the most likely outcome is that the election will be announced in the coming days.

Leo Varadkar has said...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

All parties agreed to boost the Department of Social Protection’s budget to €28 billion to cover the emergency welfare measures, but the row over how long they should last has not been resolved

Michael Brennan | 1 day ago

As peat and coal-burning power stations prepare to close, Kieran Mulvey’s plan to help the affected employees will be watched closely by other workers likely to face a similar fate in years to come

Michael Brennan | 3 days ago

‘Window of opportunity’ may have passed to enact necessary legislation

Aiden Corkery | 5 days ago