Government talks: still no sign of FG/FF striking deal
Prospect of second election looms amid deadlock over water charges
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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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
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
The party threatens to put significant financial resources behind its own candidates in bid to ensure that she is ‘never seen again’ in politics