Friday December 6, 2019

Minority report: how the new minority government will work

Michael Brennan reveals the nuts and bolts

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

1st May, 2016
How will the new government settle into life in Leinster House? Pic:

Is there going to be chaos?

That very much depends on the attitude of the TDs in the Dáil. Minority governments have worked successfully in other countries. The most recent example here goes back to the late 1980s, when Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey’s minority government was supported by way of Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes’s so-called Tallaght Strategy. Fine Gael abstained on all budget votes, and the government only came to an...

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