Negotiating teams from Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are to start “in-depth, detailed talks” as the Republic of Ireland’s leaders face pressure to accelerate government formation discussions.
Mary Lou McDonald has warned the Green Party that facilitating a Fianna Fail/Fine Gael government would create considerable public anger in Ireland.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has said that a left-wing government is “very unlikely” as Sinn Fein will not emerge with the “credible numbers” in the Dail.
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the IRA does not exist after Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said that an IRA Provisional Army Council still oversees the party.
Leo Varadkar has said his party is preparing to go into opposition in the new Dail.
Mary Lou McDonald has said it is still possible to have a Sinn Fein-led government despite the numbers making it difficult.
Fine Gael has insisted it will only enter government as a last resort and is preparing to go into opposition.
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has blasted “arrogant” political rivals for denying her party a place in the next Irish Government.
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has criticised what she described as the “old boys’ club of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael” as they have both refused to enter government talks with her party.
A Sinn Fein TD has said it will be impossible for the party to form a coalition government without the support of either Fianna Fail or Fine Gael.
The leader of Ireland’s Labour Party is to quit after a disappointing performance in the General Election.
Leo Varadkar has said he will likely be the next leader of the opposition in the Irish parliament.
A minority Sinn Fein-led Irish government may not last long but it could still achieve progress on key domestic issues, one potential junior coalition partner has said.
Sinn Fein is working to establish the viability of a left-wing coalition government in Ireland.
Fianna Fail has been confirmed as the largest party in Ireland’s next parliament by the narrowest margin over a surging Sinn Fein.
Mary Lou McDonald has predicted she could be poised to become Ireland’s next leader.
The shape of Ireland’s next government remains uncertain after a historic General Election saw Sinn Fein crash the long-standing domination of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.
Sinn Fein has topped the polls in Ireland’s General Election.
Leo Varadkar has ruled out forming a Government with Sinn Fein and said it could be months before an administration is formed.
Fine Gael’s plan to make its handling of Brexit as a key part of its re-election strategy has backfired spectacularly for the party.
Sinn Fein’s president has vowed to work with like-minded parties to form Ireland’s next government after a sensational General Election performance.
Sinn Fein is on course to make Ireland a country of three big parties, marking a dramatic change in the state’s political landscape.
At 41, Leo Varadkar is Ireland’s youngest ever Taoiseach.
The Irish General Election was described by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as “wide open” as the first voters cast their ballots.
Fine Gael deputy leader Simon Coveney has accused opponents of “ambushing and abusing” the word “change” throughout the General Election campaign.
Activists from an environmental protest group have sprayed green dye over a Fine Gael office, accusing the party of “greenwashing” the public over its environmental record.
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has been invited by RTE to take part in Tuesday night’s Prime Time leaders’ debate.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that Fine Gael is lagging behind in the polls but said the General Election is “all to play for”.
The leaders of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have ruled out going into coalition with Sinn Fein, despite a recent poll revealing the party is continuing to perform well.
Fine Gael is backing Catherine Noone’s election bid in Dublin North, Richard Bruton said.