independents

Will 8 February be Independent’s Day?

The role of Independent TDs in the last administration was critical to its survival, but a number of them from the 32nd Dáil are now not running in this race. So will their influence be as strong in the lower...

Election 2020: Agriculture and housing on the agenda as opinion polls dominate conversation

Last night's opinion poll looks set to dominate day seven on the campaign trail with agriculture and housing also on the agenda. The Taoiseach will be in the south of the country while other leaders canvass across the capital and...

FF and FG all square in public’s opinion as Enda takes a battering

According to the latest opinion polls Micheál Martin remains the most popular leader in the country, despite a big drop in support for Fianna Fáil. The Ipsos/MRBI poll in today's Irish Times shows Fianna Fáil dropped seven points to 26%...

Zappone set for ministerial role as new government to be formed today

Talks between Independent TDs and Fine Gael are set to continue this morning ahead of a Dáil vote at 12pm to elect a taoiseach. Local TD Katherine Zappone will probably be offered a ministerial position along with fellow independents Shane Ross...

Vote for taoiseach expected tomorrow

A Dáil vote on nominations for taoiseach is expected to take place tomorrow as talks on the formation of a minority government resume. We are set to head into yet another week without a government and the topic of Irish...

Martin says water bills must be paid even though suspension of charge is on the way

Fine Gael will continue to work towards striking a deal with Independents today in an attempt to get them to enter a minority government.  Last night the party released details of the framework arrangement with Fianna Fáil which will see...

Water charges to go as Fine Gael and Fianna Fail close to agreeing deal

The parties moved closer to agreeing a government formation deal in a bid to avoid an election after the government party was forced into a major water charges climbdown last night. Following five hours of talks Fine Gael made a new concession...

Katherine Zappone explains reason for voting for Enda Kenny

The recently elected TD for Dublin South West was the only one of the 15 Independents involved in government formation talks to vote in favour of Kenny’s nomination for Taoiseach yesterday. Her decision came as a surprise to many because in...

90 years of Civil War rivalry about to come to an end this week

Old foes Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are due to start negotiations on forming a minority government later today after talks between the two parties over the weekend. Following Fianna Fail's rejection of a partnership government last week there is hope...

The votes have finally all been counted and all 158 Dáil seats have been filled

It has taken almost a whole week but finally now all 158 seats in the 32nd Dáil have been filled following the completion of the count in Longford-Westmeath. Are there any surprises in there? Not really, although we did see...
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