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No election: 75 per cent of voters want FG-FF deal to continue

Children’s Hospital scandal not a deal-breaker for voters; Sinn Féin surges to 18 per cent, its best result in two years

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

24th February, 2019

Voters have sent a clear message that they want to keep the government in office for the crucial run-up to Brexit, despite the mismanagement of the National Children’s Hospital budget.

It comes at a time when Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is under pressure from members in his own party to quit the confidence and supply agreement that is keeping the minority government in power.

Official projections show that...

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