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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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Waterford Constituency Profile

From The Irish Times Four seats Current: 1 FG, 1 SF, 1 FF, 1 Ind Waterford is one of the few constituencies where several of the incumbent TDs and previous strong contenders will not be standing in the upcoming general election, leaving the race wide open for a surprise result. Fine Gael TD John Deasy confirmed last year he would retire from politics after nearly two decades in the Dáil.
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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