The risk of a split in the SDLP if it merges with Fianna Fail is a factor being considered in ongoing negotiations between the parties, Micheal Martin has said.
Fianna Fail senator Mark Daly has been stripped of his role as deputy leader of the Seanad over his involvement in an announcement of the party’s first candidate in Northern Ireland.
Ireland’s Labour Party leader has said the party is considering potentially running candidates in local elections in Northern Ireland.
Fianna Fail has insisted it has not selected anyone to run for election in Northern Ireland despite a member of the party’s ruling executive maintaining she is a candidate.
Fianna Fail’s electoral plans for Northern Ireland have been plunged into chaos after senior politicians unveiled what they said was its first local council candidate, only for the party to later to deny it was happening.
Fianna Fail has announced its first ever candidate to stand in a local election in Northern Ireland.
The leader of the main opposition party in Ireland has called on the country’s premier not to collapse the Irish government until Brexit issues have been resolved.
Political negotiations to avoid a general election in Ireland need to be concluded within weeks to provide stability in advance of Brexit, the country’s finance minister has said.
Micheal Martin has said talks of a Fianna Fail merger with the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) to contest elections in Northern Ireland are a work in progress.