Fine Gael ministers face axe as grand coalition talks resume

Leo Varadkar will have to jettison several ministers if the party agrees to a coalition with Fianna Fáil

Both Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have tough choices to make when it comes to which colleagues would make it into cabinet.

The government action to address the coronavirus pandemic has achieved the near-impossible: for now, it has contained the spread of rumours in Leinster House about who might be in the next cabinet and who might be out.

TDs have found that their normal volumes of complaints about potholes, Bus Connect corridors and medical cards have dropped off. The public are not asking about the next cabinet either. “They are not worried about who is in ...