Varadkar wants an election. Will FF give him one?

Varadkar wants an election. Will FF give him one?

Squeezed between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil is left enduring the tedium of a confidence and supply agreement which is proving to be far more durable than anyone expected

Last Thursday afternoon in the Dáil, during a fairly mundane discussion on public sector pay, Barry Cowen made a comment under his breath that betrayed how the good old-fashioned animosity between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has withstood the collegiality of the confidential and supply deal: “Before the Tánaiste or anyone else starts tweeting, I wish to point out I have a sore throat,” he said drily as he got to his feet to speak.

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