Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil eye electoral deal on Seanad vacancies

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar favours ex-president of Ulster Farmers’ Union Ian Marshall

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has approached  former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and strong anti-Brexit campaigner Ian Marshall to run for the seat vacated by  Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has approached former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and strong anti-Brexit campaigner Ian Marshall to run for the seat vacated by Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are expected to agree an electoral deal over the filling of two vacant Seanad seats.

“It makes sense, given the confidence-and-supply agreement between the two parties” said a Fianna Fáil source.

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