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Irish Examiner
INMO: Government deal ‘light’ on proposals for future of healthcarecountry’s largest nursing and midwifery organisation yesterday criticised the g
INMO: Government deal ‘light’ on proposals for future of healthcare
Irish Examiner / Posted 29 minutes ago
country’s largest nursing and midwifery organisation yesterday criticised the government-formation deal agreed between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, claiming the document is “light” on proposals for the future of healthcare. Cork nurses Noreen... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Several TDs set for promotion to cabinet while existing member may be moved or droppedoffice while existing ministers will be moved across to new portfolios under th
Several TDs set for promotion to cabinet while existing member may be moved or dropped
Irish Examiner / Posted 29 minutes ago
office while existing ministers will be moved across to new portfolios under the government being put together by Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny. The Irish Examiner has learned that a number of ministers may also be dropped from their... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Parties have no plans to change legislation to tackle water bill non-payersDaniel McConnell, and Elaine Loughlin People refusing to pay their water bills
Parties have no plans to change legislation to tackle water bill non-payers
Irish Examiner / Posted 29 minutes ago
Daniel McConnell, and Elaine Loughlin People refusing to pay their water bills are to escape any legal punishment after Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil said they will not introduce new laws to prosecute debts under €500. Both parties have confirmed... Read more
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The Irish Times
Revenues from tax €500m ahead of targettalks continue, exchequer returns from the Department of Finance point to relat
Revenues from tax €500m ahead of target
The Irish Times / Posted 2 hours ago
talks continue, exchequer returns from the Department of Finance point to relative strength in the public finances as a Fine Gael-led minority government prepares to take office. Talks between Fine Gael and two groups of Independent TDs have... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Irish politician Danny Healy-Rae on climate change: 'God above is in charge of the weather and we can’t do anything about it'with the people was more important.” The Tipperary TD pointed out the issue wa
Irish politician Danny Healy-Rae on climate change: 'God above is in charge of the weather and we can’t do anything about it'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 hours ago
with the people was more important.” The Tipperary TD pointed out the issue was left out in the party's recent deal with Fine Gael. “I find it deeply ironic that this house is debating climate change today as reports come through regarding a... Read more
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The Irish Times
Unions give mixed reaction to pay proposals in government dealallowances for Garda officers. The commitment is one of several new proposals
Unions give mixed reaction to pay proposals in government deal
The Irish Times / Posted 7 hours ago
allowances for Garda officers. The commitment is one of several new proposals for public sector pay set to be enacted by a Fine Gael-led minority government following a deal with Fianna Fáil. However, the pay proposals have met with a mixed... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Alan Kelly scathing on 'confidence and supply agreement'outgoing Environment Minister Alan Kelly has launched a scathing attack of the
Alan Kelly scathing on 'confidence and supply agreement'
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 hours ago
outgoing Environment Minister Alan Kelly has launched a scathing attack of the confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. Alan Kelly's comments come as talks with Independents continue to try and agree on a minority... Read more
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Irish Examiner
8,000 patients on trolleys last month, say nursescountry's largest nursing and midwifery organisation has criticised the governm
8,000 patients on trolleys last month, say nurses
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 hours ago
country's largest nursing and midwifery organisation has criticised the government support deal agreed between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, claiming the document is "light" on proposals for the future of Irish healthcare, writes Joe... Read more
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The Irish Times
Tax collection almost €500m ahead of targetadvance slowly, exchequer returns from the Department of Finance point to relat
Tax collection almost €500m ahead of target
The Irish Times / Posted 9 hours ago
advance slowly, exchequer returns from the Department of Finance point to relative strength in the public finances as a Fine Gael minority government prepares to take office. Even though the overall level of spending remains under control, the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Government deal is 'health-light', say nursespm The country's largest nursing and midwifery organisation has criticised the
Government deal is 'health-light', say nurses
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 hours ago
pm The country's largest nursing and midwifery organisation has criticised the government support deal agreed between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, claiming the document is "light" on proposals for the future of Irish healthcare, writes Joe... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Mary Lou McDonald: I’m not embarrassed by Gerry Adams’ teddy bears and rubber duckswas used.” While holding a press conference at Leinster House today on the dea
Mary Lou McDonald: I’m not embarrassed by Gerry Adams’ teddy bears and rubber ducks
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 9 hours ago
was used.” While holding a press conference at Leinster House today on the deal for a minority government struck between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, Ms McDonald was repeatedly asked if she was embarrassed by her party leader’s bizarre... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Enda Kenny may have won another term in IrelandKenny, has been in government but not in power. Voters angry at austerity and a
Enda Kenny may have won another term in Ireland
Namibia Economist / Posted 10 hours ago
Kenny, has been in government but not in power. Voters angry at austerity and an uneven recovery punished the governing Fine Gael party, led by Mr Kenny, and its junior coalition partner, the Labour Party. Although Fine Gael won 50 seats and... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Mary Lou-McDonald criticises lack of detail on health in new Government agreementMay 04, 2016 - 01:14 pm Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou- McDonald has lashed
Mary Lou-McDonald criticises lack of detail on health in new Government agreement
Irish Examiner / Posted 12 hours ago
May 04, 2016 - 01:14 pm Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou- McDonald has lashed out at the Fianna Fáil/ Fine Gael agreement over a lack of detail on health writes Irish Examiner Political Reporter Elaine Loughlin. Speaking this... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Property prices ‘rooted in boom’ and restrict first time buyers opportunitiesprices ‘rooted in boom’ and restrict first time buyers opportunities Irish Exa
Property prices ‘rooted in boom’ and restrict first time buyers opportunities
Irish Examiner / Posted 12 hours ago
prices ‘rooted in boom’ and restrict first time buyers opportunities Irish Examiner Political Reporter A long-time Fine Gael TD says he could not afford to buy a house if he was entering the property market for the first time due to strict... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Kenny says government deal could be 'tonight or tomorrow morning'Taoiseach Enda Kenny has declared a new minority government could be "signed of
Kenny says government deal could be 'tonight or tomorrow morning'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 hours ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has declared a new minority government could be "signed off tonight or tomorrow morning". His Fine Gael party is locked in talks with two factions of Independents to form an administration, more than two months after... Read more
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The Irish Times
No USC abolition; more spending; pressure on banks . . . and another water quangoThe deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will, we must presume, provide the k
No USC abolition; more spending; pressure on banks . . . and another water quango
The Irish Times / Posted 13 hours ago
The deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will, we must presume, provide the key details of the next government’s programme. This could change a bit after talks with the independents, but much of the key groundwork is there. Here are the main points... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Concern at Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael tensions | Irish Examiner Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 10:25 am An Independent Allianc
Concern at Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael tensions
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 hours ago
| Irish Examiner Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 10:25 am An Independent Alliance TD has expressed concern at tensions between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, after... Read more
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Irish Examiner
'Time to make final decisions' says Frances Fitzgeraldplace before the end of the week. Frances Fitzgerald has said it's 'time to ma
'Time to make final decisions' says Frances Fitzgerald
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 hours ago
place before the end of the week. Frances Fitzgerald has said it's 'time to make final decisions' after Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael endorsed a deal last night that could see a minority Government led by Enda Kenny until 2018. The so-called... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Unlikely to be a vote for Taoiseach until next week says IA Michael Fitzmauriceto an Independent Alliance TD. Michael Fitzmaurice has said that there are sti
Unlikely to be a vote for Taoiseach until next week says IA Michael Fitzmaurice
Irish Examiner / Posted 15 hours ago
to an Independent Alliance TD. Michael Fitzmaurice has said that there are still a number of roadblocks to a deal with Fine Gael, and he would be very surprised if there was a vote tomorrow. The Roscommon South Leitrim TD also said if they can... Read more
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The Irish Times
Patrick Logue: The sick male world of dress-down Fridaymay even dress up on a Friday to emphasise how damn important, senior and alpha
Patrick Logue: The sick male world of dress-down Friday
The Irish Times / Posted 16 hours ago
may even dress up on a Friday to emphasise how damn important, senior and alpha he is. He may or may not be a member of Fine Gael, but you will never know because giving away life facts is, again, ceding control to controllable... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Micheál Martin: Water charges must be paidcharges must be paid | Irish Examiner Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 06:10 am Fi
Micheál Martin: Water charges must be paid
Irish Examiner / Posted 19 hours ago
charges must be paid | Irish Examiner Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 06:10 am Fine Gael is to continue efforts today to strike a deal with Independents to enter a minority Government. It follows the... Read more
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RTE News
FG and independents to discuss outstanding issuesFine Gael is to meet members of the Independent Alliance and the Rural Alliance
FG and independents to discuss outstanding issues
RTE News / Posted 19 hours ago
Fine Gael is to meet members of the Independent Alliance and the Rural Alliance as efforts continue to put in place a Programme for Government for a minority government. The talks will centre on a number of outstanding issues. This morning the Fine... Read more
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Literary Minded
Trump, and other updates – The World is Not Enoughis icing on the cake.) Ireland, as you might remember, went to the polls just
Trump, and other updates – The World is Not Enough
Literary Minded / Posted 22 hours ago
is icing on the cake.) Ireland, as you might remember, went to the polls just over two months ago. The governing party, Fine Gael, lost ground badly, mostly to its historic rival, Fianna Fáil. Between them the major parties had about half the... Read more
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Herald.ie
I'd struggle with loan under Central Bank mortgage rules - TDunder the Central Bank mortgage rules the deposit for a €300,000 house would be
I'd struggle with loan under Central Bank mortgage rules - TD
Herald.ie / Posted 22 hours ago
under the Central Bank mortgage rules the deposit for a €300,000 house would be €38,000. Kildare North's Bernard Durkan, a Fine Gael committee member, questioned the ability of an average applicant to pay such a mortgage. A TD's salary stands at... Read more
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The Irish Times
Inquiry into IBRC is going nowhere but costing a lotto the issues raised in his first report. The commission was originally establ
Inquiry into IBRC is going nowhere but costing a lot
The Irish Times / Posted 23 hours ago
to the issues raised in his first report. The commission was originally established to take the political heat off the Fine Gael-Labour Government in relation to the sale of Siteserv (now Actavo) to Denis O’Brien’s Millington Ltd for €45.4... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Irish Water bills must be paid, says Micheál Martinconfirming the controversial charges will be suspended in six weeks. The oppos
Irish Water bills must be paid, says Micheál Martin
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
confirming the controversial charges will be suspended in six weeks. The opposition leader took the unpopular position as Fine Gael’s acting Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said his party should tell constituents to contact Mr Martin to find... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Vote to permanently abolish water charges as early as April '17water charges could be held as early as next April, according to the government
Vote to permanently abolish water charges as early as April '17
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
water charges could be held as early as next April, according to the government-support deal agreed between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. The deal was agreed by both parties last night, as Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin also said the issue of any... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Obstacles remain to forming government despite Fine Gael-Fianna Fail deal Enda Kenny and Micheal Martin have struck a deal Doubts are being cast on a
Obstacles remain to forming government despite Fine Gael-Fianna Fail deal
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Enda Kenny and Micheal Martin have struck a deal Doubts are being cast on a new Irish government being formed this week despite a groundbreaking deal between the country's... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Proposed Irish government to prioritise spending over tax cuts - documentan agreement between the country's two main parties seen by Reuters showed on T
Proposed Irish government to prioritise spending over tax cuts - document
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
an agreement between the country's two main parties seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday. Acting Prime Minister Enda Kenny's Fine Gael party moved towards breaking a nine-week, post-election deadlock on Friday by securing the support of the country's... Read more
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The Star
Proposed Irish government to prioritise spending over tax cuts - documentan agreement between the country's two main parties seen by Reuters showed on T
Proposed Irish government to prioritise spending over tax cuts - document
The Star / Posted yesterday
an agreement between the country's two main parties seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday. Acting Prime Minister Enda Kenny's Fine Gael party moved towards breaking a nine-week, post-election deadlock on Friday by securing the support of the country's... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil unanimously adopt deal on Government | Irish Examiner Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 06:14 pm Update 9pm: The Fine Gae
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil unanimously adopt deal on Government
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
| Irish Examiner Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 06:14 pm Update 9pm: The Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Parliamentary parties have... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Enda Kenny set to be re-elected Taoiseach as Fianna Fail TDs pass historic minority governmenthistoric minority government Water charges will be suspended within six weeks
Enda Kenny set to be re-elected Taoiseach as Fianna Fail TDs pass historic minority government
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
historic minority government Water charges will be suspended within six weeks of the new Irish government being formed Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny Enda Kenny looks set to be the first Fine Gael leader in history to win re-election as Taoiseach... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Minority government deal could see water charges scrapped by OireachtasIrish Examiner Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 06:14 pm Fine Gael have committed to
Minority government deal could see water charges scrapped by Oireachtas
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
Irish Examiner Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 06:14 pm Fine Gael have committed to possibly "abolishing" water charges if the Oireachtas recommends so after the whole system is... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael to publish potential Government talks deals with Independents | Irish Examiner Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 07:32 am Update 1.45pm: It has em
Fine Gael to publish potential Government talks deals with Independents
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
| Irish Examiner Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 07:32 am Update 1.45pm: It has emerged that Fine Gael has... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael ‘trying to renege on former promises’ | Irish Examiner Fine Gael has been accused of trying to renege on previous
Fine Gael ‘trying to renege on former promises’
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
| Irish Examiner Fine Gael has been accused of trying to renege on previous commitments given to the Independent Alliance on health and in particular... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach by Thursday? Probably notProbably not | Irish Examiner Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 07:32 am Fianna Fáil
Taoiseach by Thursday? Probably not
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
Probably not | Irish Examiner Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 07:32 am Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will hold separate parliamentary party meetings this evening to discuss a minority government deal. Micheál... Read more
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RTE News
Fine Gael and Independents in Govt talksFine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators are to gather at Leinster House to e
Fine Gael and Independents in Govt talks
RTE News / Posted yesterday
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators are to gather at Leinster House to endorse a deal reached between their two parties last week on a limited working arrangement in the Dáil. They will meet separately to consider an agreement on how a Fine... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Independent Alliance and Fine Gael still at odds over policies | Irish Examiner Divisions over the health crisis, political reform, rail l
Independent Alliance and Fine Gael still at odds over policies
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
| Irish Examiner Divisions over the health crisis, political reform, rail links, State appointments, and agriculture still... Read more
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The Hindu
Strange bedfellowsend the long deadlock that followed an inconclusive election in February. Under
Strange bedfellows
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
end the long deadlock that followed an inconclusive election in February. Under the deal sealed on Friday, the centre-right Fine Gael will form a minority government with the support of arch-rival Fianna Fáil. The political impasse in Spain, which... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Government talks end without agreementreform, rail links, state appointments and agriculture still threaten to derail
Government talks end without agreement
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
reform, rail links, state appointments and agriculture still threaten to derail talks between the Independent Alliance and Fine Gael about forming a Government, writes Daniel McConnell, political editor. Talks ended tonight without agreement with... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Independent TDs arrive at Government Buildings for talks on entering minority government02, 2016 - 07:13 pm The Rural Alliance of Independent TDs have arrived at Gove
Independent TDs arrive at Government Buildings for talks on entering minority government
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
02, 2016 - 07:13 pm The Rural Alliance of Independent TDs have arrived at Government Buildings to recommence talks with Fine Gael, writes Daniel McConnell, political editor. The Group of Five TDs - Mattie McGrath, Denis Naughten, Noel Grealish,... Read more
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Irish Central
New Irish government later this week says leading minister Simon Coveneyfor at least a few years has been achieved. After protracted negotiations, agr
New Irish government later this week says leading minister Simon Coveney
Irish Central / Posted 2 days ago
for at least a few years has been achieved. After protracted negotiations, agreement has been reached in principle between Fine Gael and their longtime political rivals, Fianna Fáil, whereby the latter party will abstain in the vote for Taoiseach.... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Healy-Raes split over Enda KennyKenny | Irish Examiner The Healy-Rae brothers are split on their support for
Healy-Raes split over Enda Kenny
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Kenny | Irish Examiner The Healy-Rae brothers are split on their support for a minority Fine Gael Government. Danny Healy-Rae and Michael Danny Healy-Rae. Newly elected TD Danny Healy-Rae says he will not be... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Simon Coveney thinks a govt could be formed by Thursday, but they still need six IndependentsCoveney thinks a govt could be formed by Thursday, but they still need six Inde
Simon Coveney thinks a govt could be formed by Thursday, but they still need six Independents
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Coveney thinks a govt could be formed by Thursday, but they still need six Independents Monday, May 02, 2016 - 08:45 am Fine Gael is due to meet with independents today as the party works towards forming a minority Government. It is the first... Read more
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RTE News
Talks between FG and Independents get under wayTalks between Fine Gael ministers and Independent TDs get under way this mornin
Talks between FG and Independents get under way
RTE News / Posted 2 days ago
Talks between Fine Gael ministers and Independent TDs get under way this morning in an effort to form a minority government later this week. The first round of talks will be with six members of the Independent Alliance, with the Rural TD group due... Read more
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Herald.ie
FG seeks support of Independents, but water still key€100 water grant for 360,000 rural families who already pay for water through g
FG seeks support of Independents, but water still key
Herald.ie / Posted 2 days ago
€100 water grant for 360,000 rural families who already pay for water through group schemes or by having their own wells. Fine Gael negotiators today begin two separate sets of talks with 11 Independent TDs, seeking as many votes as possible to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Four Cabinet seats — the price Fine Gael must pay for power | Irish Examiner Enda Kenny will have to concede four Cabinet seats to secu
Four Cabinet seats — the price Fine Gael must pay for power
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
| Irish Examiner Enda Kenny will have to concede four Cabinet seats to secure the support of Independent TDs in his bid to be... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael: We can afford to cut USC | Irish Examiner Fine Gael is pushing for a one percentage point reduction
Fine Gael: We can afford to cut USC
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
| Irish Examiner Fine Gael is pushing for a one percentage point reduction to the Universal Social Charge in next October’s budget in talks with Independents as part of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
A government 'will be in place in days', says minister Simon Coveney hoped Fine Gael could agree a deal with independents in the com
A government 'will be in place in days', says minister
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Simon Coveney hoped Fine Gael could agree a deal with independents in the coming days Minister for Agriculture and Defence Simon Coveney has said he expects a government will be in place by... Read more
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Irish Examiner
FG TDs disagree on whether to reimburse water charges to those who paidto reimburse water charges to those who paid Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 10:01 am
FG TDs disagree on whether to reimburse water charges to those who paid
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
to reimburse water charges to those who paid Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 10:01 am Update 2pm: Disagreement is emerging between Fine Gael TDs on whether or not water charges will be reimbursed. The party has agreed a three-budget deal with Fianna Fáil... Read more
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