Fianna Fáil TDs to seek coalition that excludes Sinn Féin

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FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin has sought the permission of his party to negotiate a possible government with all parties except Sinn Féin.

He told a meeting of his Parliamentary Party that Fianna Fáil should seek to form a government in a bid to keep Sinn Féin out of power due to the damage he claims Mary Lou McDonald's party would do to the country.

A source said there was "pretty unanimous support" for Mr Martin ruling out government with Sinn Féin and for the nomination of a negotiating team to talk to other parties.

Mr Martin is said to have told his party that Fianna Fáil won't be thanked for sitting on the side-lines and letting Sinn Féin form a government.

He said Fianna Fáil need to be in government to tackle the issues facing the country.
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Fianna Fáil parliamentary party agrees not to talk to Sinn Féin about coalition

THE FIANNA FÁIL parliamentary party has agreed not to enter into coalition talks with Sinn Féin, but it’s understood that it will consider a coalition with other parties.

Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary party met today for the first time since the election took place.

Earlier, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald had said she had written to Micheál Martin as she continued talks with smaller parties with a view to forming a left-led government.

McDonald said her preference was for a government without Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael but admitted that that would be difficult.

Martin had been under pressure from some quarters to engage with Sinn Féin on coalition talks, but that prospect now appears to be a non-runner.
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A grand FF/FG coalition ( with Labour and the Soc Dems? )

....And the Shinners still howling at the moon in Opposition!!! :ROFLMAO:
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