Difficult balancing act for Fianna Fáil and Martin
With the programme for government under way, the party must try to appear different while ring-fencing its policies to appeal to voters
Fianna Fáil is often cited as the effective winner of the last election, having come back from the verge of decimation in 2011 to push Fine Gael close for the highest share of the popular first-preference vote across the country.
Having not been able to form a government itself and having made the decision not to go into government with Fine Gael, it set about ensuring that it effectively controlled the government and its...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
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Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
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