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A split in Fianna Fáil over their unholy alliance with Fine Gael?

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A split in Fianna Fáil over their unholy alliance with Fine Gael?


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The Unholy alliance looks to be on a rocky road with established party member Éamon Ó Cuív Grandson of Éamon de Valera. Ó Cuív speaking earlier said he would be unable to support the draft proposal for government agreed by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday.

However according to Taoiseach in waiting Micheál Martin he has been receiving strong messages of support over the draft deal and plans to form a government with Fine Gael and the Greens.

Recent polls have shown Leo Varadkar way head with some approval ratings suggesting 75% satisfaction levels over his handling of the recent COVID 19 crisis, the same polls have Fianna Fáil at some of their lowest ever polling figures. Changing Taoiseach midway through a global pandemic with warnings over a 2nd wave over the corner could be too much for some people who feel more assured having a medical Doctor at the helm instead of someone so desperate to be Taoiseach they will sell out their own party.

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government


TWO PROMINENT MEMBERS of Fianna Fáil and the Green Party, Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh respectively, have said they will not back the programme for government drafted by their parties and Fine Gael.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Sarah McInerney, Ó Cuív, a TD for Galway West, said there are a lot of “potholes” in deal.

He said there are specific failings in terms of rural development, agriculture, housing and the Irish language.

Ó Cuív said he “seriously” fears for the future of Fianna Fáil, stating: “There will again be two big parties in future, but one of them will not be Fianna Fáil.”

However, he said it the deal is passed by party members as expected, he will vote for Micheál Martin to become Taoiseach.

“If the party gets this passed – and I presume with the weight of the parliamentary party behind it and the leader, they will – I will vote for Micheál Martin as Taoiseach,” Ó Cuív said.




Micheál Martin receiving 'strong messages of support' for programme for government

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said he is receiving strong messages of support from party members in relation to the programme for government.

Speaking last night after his parliamentary party endorsed the document, Mr Martin said the overwhelming majority of those present had approved the decision.

He conceded that some people had 'queries and clarifications', and others had 'reservations' in terms of political strategy.

Mr Martin said the overwhelming majority were in favour of the content of the document and believed it had a significant "Fianna Fáil imprint".

Speaking at the Convention Centre in Dublin, he said he thought the "vast majority of the wider party would support the programme for government and would urge members in their constituencies to do likewise".

Asked about grassroots concerns about forming a government with Fine Gael, Mr Martin said he believed there was an obligation to do so.

He said "it was a challenge in any party, but from my perspective there is an obligation to the country".

He said there was a much more fragmented political system in the aftermath of the general election and said that ' we have to deal with that and be realistic about it'.

Mr Martin said that in recent weeks he has had a 'very professional' relationship with Fine Gael leader, Leo Varadkar. He said he had never adopted a personal approach in his dealings with the Taoiseach.


 

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Dumbest thing Micky M has done.
Probably the last as well.
The green agenda isn't going to float any FF boats.
 

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Mary Lou twittering on but giving no answer when asked.
What have you done to form a government?
Everyone is to blame.
This is what we have as an alternative 😬
With Varadkars well if we don't get an agreement we have an emergency.
No we have another election.
 

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A split in Fianna Fáil over their unholy alliance with Fine Gael?


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The Unholy alliance looks to be on a rocky road with established party member Éamon Ó Cuív Grandson of Éamon de Valera. Ó Cuív speaking earlier said he would be unable to support the draft proposal for government agreed by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday.

However according to Taoiseach in waiting Micheál Martin he has been receiving strong messages of support over the draft deal and plans to form a government with Fine Gael and the Greens.

Recent polls have shown Leo Varadkar way head with some approval ratings suggesting 75% satisfaction levels over his handling of the recent COVID 19 crisis, the same polls have Fianna Fáil at some of their lowest ever polling figures. Changing Taoiseach midway through a global pandemic with warnings over a 2nd wave over the corner could be too much for some people who feel more assured having a medical Doctor at the helm instead of someone so desperate to be Taoiseach they will sell out their own party.

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government


TWO PROMINENT MEMBERS of Fianna Fáil and the Green Party, Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh respectively, have said they will not back the programme for government drafted by their parties and Fine Gael.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Sarah McInerney, Ó Cuív, a TD for Galway West, said there are a lot of “potholes” in deal.

He said there are specific failings in terms of rural development, agriculture, housing and the Irish language.

Ó Cuív said he “seriously” fears for the future of Fianna Fáil, stating: “There will again be two big parties in future, but one of them will not be Fianna Fáil.”

However, he said it the deal is passed by party members as expected, he will vote for Micheál Martin to become Taoiseach.

“If the party gets this passed – and I presume with the weight of the parliamentary party behind it and the leader, they will – I will vote for Micheál Martin as Taoiseach,” Ó Cuív said.




Micheál Martin receiving 'strong messages of support' for programme for government

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said he is receiving strong messages of support from party members in relation to the programme for government.

Speaking last night after his parliamentary party endorsed the document, Mr Martin said the overwhelming majority of those present had approved the decision.

He conceded that some people had 'queries and clarifications', and others had 'reservations' in terms of political strategy.

Mr Martin said the overwhelming majority were in favour of the content of the document and believed it had a significant "Fianna Fáil imprint".

Speaking at the Convention Centre in Dublin, he said he thought the "vast majority of the wider party would support the programme for government and would urge members in their constituencies to do likewise".

Asked about grassroots concerns about forming a government with Fine Gael, Mr Martin said he believed there was an obligation to do so.

He said "it was a challenge in any party, but from my perspective there is an obligation to the country".

He said there was a much more fragmented political system in the aftermath of the general election and said that ' we have to deal with that and be realistic about it'.

Mr Martin said that in recent weeks he has had a 'very professional' relationship with Fine Gael leader, Leo Varadkar. He said he had never adopted a personal approach in his dealings with the Taoiseach.


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Reporter: Taoiseach - do you think you are being thrown under a bus?

Leo V: Don't be ridiculous!

- I see no bus....:yikes:
Leo V What's the bus for,?
Haven't used one for a long time.
Oh right the Green's
 
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