Government talks: still no sign of FG/FF striking deal

Prospect of second election looms amid deadlock over water charges

26th April, 2016

Negotiations on the formation of a Fine Gael-led minority government have resumed this evening with no sign of a resolution to the ongoing impasse over water charges – and an increasing belief within Leinster House that there will be a second election shortly.

Fine Gael has been in talks with Fianna Fáil for a number of weeks about how Micheál Martin’s party might facilitate a minority Fine Gael government, but the two sides are at...

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