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‘Unprecedented’ crisis concentrates FF minds about coalition with FG

Though there has been some public dissent in the party, most Fianna Fáil members now think forming a government with Fine Gael is the only way forward

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

12th April, 2020
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin may find the Covid-19 crisis has moved the needle on coalition with Fine Gael Picture: Getty

It is hardly the sort of helping hand he would have wished for, but the Covid-19 crisis has ended up making Micheál Martin’s task of getting a coalition with Fine Gael past his party’s membership considerably easier.

When Éamon Ó Cuív took to Twitter last week to voice his criticism of any link-up between the two old enemies, he warned that getting the support of the country’s 18,000 members...

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