Election 2016

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Tánaiste Joan Burton is expected to raise the transfer pact proposal at the parliamentary party’s away day in Wicklow next month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

  Tánaiste Joan Burton will ask Labour TDs and Senators to give their assent to a vote transfer pact with Fine Gael when the parliamentary(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath:  has done the party a service by raising the issue at this time as it requires considered internal debate in advance of the election. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The outbreak of debate within Fianna Fáil about whether or not the party should participate in a coalition after the next election is more than an (...)

Former minister Mary O’Rourke: her son  Aengus O’Rourke had hoped to run, in the event of a three-candidate ticket. Photograph: Alan Betson

A decision by Fianna Fáil headquarters to operate a two-candidate strategy in the Longford-Westmeath constituency for the forthcoming general election(...)

Noel Dempsey: Electorate will decide and Fianna Fáil and others could then look at the options that are open to consideration. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil elders are divided on whether the party should join a coalition as the junior party after the next election, which would raise the prospec(...)

 Willie O’Dea: Responding to comments from Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Entering government with Fine Gael, as the junior coalition partner, would “be the end of Fianna Fáil as we know it”, former minister Willie O’Dea (...)

Orla O’Connor: “When women are selected, they get elected.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour, Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are on course to reach a legally required quota of women candidates for the next general election and retain their ful(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has called on Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to explain what voters can expect if they vote for the Opposition party. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / Fennell Photography

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has called on Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to explain what voters can expect if they vote for the Oppositi(...)

Fine Gael TD Dan Neville has become the latest Government TD to confirm he will not contest the upcoming General Election. The 68-year-old Limerick de(...)

‘The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar recently said that the health service, simply to meet current demand, needs an extra €1 billion a year’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

As we approach a general election, there is a basic story that both the government parties would like to tell. The last seven years have been horri(...)

‘While support for Fine Gael and Labour may well increase in the run-up to the next election, an economic recovery is unlikely to restore matters to the status quo.’ Above, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton, at a press conference to mark the Government’s fourth year in office. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

While economic turmoil appears to have abated in Ireland, the political turmoil that usually accompanies this may be about to begin. Economic c(...)

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