Monday December 9, 2019

Thanks but no thanks: Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, and 'the national interest'

Are we now about to get a government? And what might it look like?

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
10th April, 2016
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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin talking to the press at Leinster House last week Picture: Rollingnews

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney were chatting with Fianna Fáil TDs in the Dáil bar on the night of their party’s “historic” offer of a grand coalition. Some of the Fianna Fáil TDs suspected it was part of a charm offensive by the Fine Gael ministers, especially because Varadkar is not noted as a frequent visitor to the Dáil bar.

But any cosying...

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