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‘Historic coalition’ – read the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael policy document in full

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have committed to forming a “historic coalition” that “works for the good of Ireland and its people” The Policy Framework Document agreed by the two parties insists there is “no going back to the old way of doing things” and commits to taking radical actions in government in the wake of the coronavirus crisis “As a nation, we have a proud tradition of community, solidarity
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Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin sign deal to effectively end 98 years of Civil War politics

A historic deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to allow both parties to enter government together has been formally signed off by leaders Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin. The parties have agreed to seek to enter government on the basis of a “full and equal partnership,” effectively ending Civil War politics in this country after 98 years. After a series of talks last week, and further work by the
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Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

THE CONVENTION CENTRE is to be used for the full sitting of the Dáil which will be needed to elect the next Taoiseach. Last week, the Dublin Convention Centre and Dublin Castle were two locations under consideration, according to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl. However, the Dáil Business Committee met today and decided that the Convention Centre on Spencer Dock is the more suitable location. A full contingent of elected
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Seanad election results: Full list of new Senators

Of the 60 Senators who make up the Seanad 49 have been elected to the five vocational and two university panels. The Taoiseach of the new government will nominate 11 Senators. The following is the full list of the 49 Senators elected to the vocational and university panels. CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL PANEL (Five Senators) Sean Kyne, Moycullen, Co Galway (FG) Malcolm Byrne, Gorey, Co Wexford (FF) Lisa Chambers, Castlebar, Co
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Alan Kelly becomes Labour party leader

Alan Kelly has become the 13th leader of the Labour Party. It comes as his rival Aodhán O Ríordáin conceded defeat last night. There was a total valid poll of 1,915 votes in the leadership contest, and a quota of 958 votes. Alan Kelly received 1,047 votes, to Aodhán Ó Ríordáin's 868 votes. In a statement, Aodhán O Riordáin said: “I wholeheartedly congratulate my friend and colleague Alan Kelly, who
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BREAKING: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael formally enter negotiations on programme for government

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have formally entered into negotiations on a programme for government. More than six weeks after the 2020 General Election, the two parties have agreed to begin the process of officially forming the next government. In a joint statement, the parties said they both agree the need to form a “strong stable government” that will help Ireland recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. “They are working to
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‘A very serious constitutional problem’ – Politicians cannot pass any new laws after Sunday

POLITICIANS will be unable to pass any new laws after this Sunday creating a “very serious constitutional problem”, the Dáil Ceann Comhairle has warned. Seán Ó Fearghaíl has confirmed that without a newly-elected Taoiseach's 11 nominees to the new Seanad, the Oireachtas will not be able to pass any new legislation after this weekend. It comes as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are to continue talks today to form a
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Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to open formal government formation talks

From The Irish Examiner. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are to open formal talks on forming a government amid fears over the coronavirus and after meetings of the two party leaders. In a statement this evening, Fianna Fáil confirmed that the two parties will appoint their own teams for the negotiations, which come as the country prepares to fight the spread of the virus. The party said: "The leaders of
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Election 2020 Party Manifestos

Below you will find links to the main party manifestos: Fianna Fail - https://www.fiannafail.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fianna-Fail-General-Election-Manifesto-2020.pdf Fine Gael - https://election2020.finegael.ie/pdf/FG_GE20_Manifesto.pdf Sinn Fein - https://www.sinnfein.ie/files/2020/SF_GE2020_Manifesto.pdf Labour - https://www.labour.ie/download/pdf/labour_manifesto_key_points_and_spending_plans.pdf Green Party - https://www.greenparty.ie/campaigns/green-party-manifesto-general-election-2020/ Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley - https://www.facebook.com/electMLF/photos/pcb.1495303343960893/1495303303960897/?type=3&theater
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Cork East constituency profile

From The Irish Times Cork East (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Lab, 1 SF Cork East may in theory be an open four-seat constituency but in practice tends to be a somewhat more complex affair, with effectively two separate contests taking place in the north and the south. Historically, the constituency has returned two TDs from north Cork and two from east Cork in the south, with
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General Election 2020: The strengths and weaknesses of the five main party leaders

From The Irish Independent. The Irish Independent political team have put together an analysis of the leaders of the five main political parties as voters prepare to weigh up the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of each one. Leo Varadkar - Fine Gael An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD following his interview on "This Week" at RTE Headquarters in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo:Gareth Chaney, Collins STRENGTHS Leo Varadkar’s key strength going
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General Election to take place on February 8

From The Irish Examiner. The Taoisech Leo Varadkar has informed his Cabinet colleagues that General Election 2020 will take place on Saturday February 8. The Taoiseach will travel to Áras an Uachtaráin this afternoon to seek a dissolution of the 32nd Dáil from President Michael D Higgins. The date of the election will be Saturday February 8, the Cabinet was told this morning. There had been much speculation that the
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Mary Linehean Foley Declares for Election 2020

Hi friends, it looks as though an election is around the corner in a few short weeks time. Its with great pride that I am announcing that I will be seeking election to Dáil Éireann in this upcoming general election. It was a pretty easy decision for me to make as I’m working at grassroots level day-in, day-out, and I’m seeing first-hand that the current Government has turned its back
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All eyes are on Sinn Féin seat in Cork East election race

From EchoLive. ALL eyes will be on Pat Buckley’s numbers as the ballot boxes are opened on count day in Cork East. Of the four sitting TDs, you could put a fair amount of money on Fine Gael’s David Stanton, Labour’s Seán Sherlock, and Fianna Fáil’s Kevin O’Keeffe all winning re-election. But Sinn Féin’s grip on the fourth seat is a lot looser. On the back of anger against the
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Cork East Constituency Fianna Fail Election Candidates

The Fianna Fáil ticket for the Cork East constituency has been completed following the addition of Cllr. James O’Connor. Cllr. O’Connor will join sitting TD Kevin O’Keeffe in contesting the next General Election. The decision was taken following a meeting of the Party’s National Constituencies Committee. Cllr. O’Connor was elected to Cork County Council in the Local Elections earlier this year. James grew up on a dairy farm near Youghal