Ireland: Fianna Fáil (RE), Fine Gael (EPP) and the Greens (G/EFA) have agreed to form a coalition government, pending approval by party members.
Micheál Martin (FF-RE) will become head of government (Taoiseach) until December 2022 before handing back to Leo Varadkar (FG-EPP).
— Europe Elects (@EuropeElects) June 15, 2020
Make no mistake, Ireland is about to get the most radical left wing government of our lifetime and it will be sold to the population as a right wing coalition. https://t.co/XnAR9LMULw
— Robert Burke (@robertburke84) June 15, 2020
The Irish Times really pushing to manufacture consent for a FG lead neoliberal coalition. Shouldn’t be surprised journalism is among the most bourgeois professional classes in Ireland particularly that which caters to the interests of the ABC1 demographic.https://t.co/fozIgECVIu
— Elpenor Dignam (@Elpenor_Dignam) June 19, 2020
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) June 21, 2020
Fianna Fáil TD, James Browne, was quick off the mark yesterday, in the Dail to highlight Tuesday's "Flash Flooding" in Enniscorthy and the delay in the town's planned flood defences. pic.twitter.com/5pNgY5wu9k
— WexfordToday.com (@Wexford2day) June 19, 2020
"It was the most diverse government that there ever has been in this country – basically everyone except Fianna Fáil." @mcculld and @rtetwip look back at Ireland’s first coalition government. pic.twitter.com/uPI9aOSNLm
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) April 26, 2020
This day 72 years ago – 18 February 1948 – the first ever coalition government in Ireland was formed.
It was comprised of Fine Gael, Labour, Clann na Poblachta, Clann na Talmhan and the National Labour Party.
This brought Éamon de Valera's 16-year tenure as Taoiseach to an end. pic.twitter.com/7jpy9PGYBS
— This Day in Irish History (@ThisDayIrish) February 18, 2020
A woman who played an important role in the peace process-it was always a pleasure to meet her as US Ambassador to Ireland.Sincere sympathy to the Kennedy family on her passing. https://t.co/7dhI21HaVT
— Sean Haughey (@sean_haughey) June 18, 2020
Jean Kennedy Smith was a true friend of Ireland. Quite apart from her formal role as Ambassador, which she performed with distinction, she had a life long love for our country and a dedication to our peace & progress. Her loss is huge. We thank her and we will miss her. RIP Jean
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) June 18, 2020
A proposed five-year plan for Ireland will establish “exclusion zones” around abortion facilities. 😨
This will ban peaceful demonstrations and individuals from offering practical and emotional support to vulnerable women with an unexpected pregnancy. 😢
— Right To Life UK (@RightToLifeUK) June 21, 2020
Good news! Ireland is poised to stop the import of US fracked gas🍀 If @greenparty_ie, @FineGael, @fiannafailparty members vote for Programme for Gov't, Ireland could become a world leader on climate. Hopefully #IrelandsGreenFuture will be a reality! #NowIsTheTime #PFG https://t.co/AuZurIH7PR
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 21, 2020
.@theresareidy writes on the continuity and change in the Irish political system, following the coalition agreement between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael & the Green Party.
— The UK in a Changing Europe (@UKandEU) June 19, 2020
— Jack (@LahartJack) June 17, 2020
— Cara Augustenborg (@CAugustenborg) June 17, 2020
— Republic of Ireland (@RepublicofIrela) June 15, 2020
Ireland’s first grand coalition moves a step closer, as political leaders sign off on the final details of a program for government https://t.co/ikXJnlfmZz
— Bloomberg Asia (@BloombergAsia) June 15, 2020
The Historic government coalition is out of the traps..!
— Refill Ireland (@Refill_Ireland) June 15, 2020
— Dublin Renters Union (@union_dublin) June 15, 2020
Tonight, why the #FFFGGr coalition will be the final nail in the coffin of globalist insanity, how their useful idiots (lawyers/media) are heading for financial wipeout and an update on paedophile-protector school Terenure College. Join me here at 9pm: https://t.co/gNp4H6I10E
— Gemma O'Doherty (@gemmaod1) June 15, 2020
The draft deal comes after two months of negotiations between the parties https://t.co/GJ7QnrOT7x
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) June 16, 2020
— Luxembourg Times (@LuxTimes) June 15, 2020
— Dublin Commuter Coalition (@DublinCommuters) June 17, 2020
Dublin Commuter Coalition are calling on city and county councils across Ireland to give pedestrians the SPACE to distance themselves from others by temporarily pedestrianising narrow streets and removing superfluous on street parking and extending footpaths #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/Hrj9QiS7k1
— Dublin Commuter Coalition (@DublinCommuters) March 24, 2020
PS: Varadkar has just agreed to step aside as PM for a time to accommodate a post-election coalition gvt. HIGH FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY. Makes me so proud https://t.co/TwKfGMOs4T
— Choostas (@Choostas) June 19, 2020
— OceanFM Ireland (@OceanFmIreland) June 19, 2020
— OceanFM Ireland (@OceanFmIreland) June 17, 2020
This is why they object to Sinn Féin having public meetings pic.twitter.com/NdYjxorlyZ
— D@niel (@DanGra87) February 25, 2020
This is how they finish a Sinn Féin rally pic.twitter.com/8aWvhBBP29
— Hugh O'Connell (@oconnellhugh) February 25, 2020
The election is over. The people Sinn Fein need to speak to are in the Dail. Not at rallies addressing their own supporters.
Sinn Féin to hold public meetings around country to rally support for government efforts https://t.co/OFUkwFyJHZ
— ⚖️Josepha ⚡️STAY LOCAL⚡️Madigan (@josephamadigan) February 23, 2020
Sinn Féin received an enormous mandate in #GE2020
535,595 people put their faith in Sinn Fèin – this cannot be ignored
Sinn Féin will work to deliver a new style of politics & a government for change
It is time to give workers & families a break. It is time for a new Ireland pic.twitter.com/RPsrUFAhip
— Michelle O’Neill (@moneillsf) February 23, 2020
In a historic breakthrough someone other than FF/FG received the most votes to become Taoiseach.
They are looking for a carve-up of political power to block change. That's unacceptable.
Sinn Féin have a mandate for change and are determined to deliver a government for change. pic.twitter.com/AHyw8ZaTwY
— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) February 21, 2020
Tonight, for the first time in history, someone other than the leader of Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael got the most votes for Taoiseach. We now need decisive action and no delays. You voted for a government for change and that is what Sinn Féin is determined to deliver. #Taoiseach pic.twitter.com/ITv3Hn549A
— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) February 20, 2020
Our Housing Spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD responds to Fianna Fáil's latest U-turn on the issue of rent freezes.
— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) February 27, 2020
Mary Lou McDonald’s first speech inside 33rd Dáil becomes Sinn Féin’s most viewed video ever with over 2 million hits https://t.co/9nS9umbs4x
— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) February 25, 2020
Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I think it only appropriate to note that today for the first time a nominee from a party other than from Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael has managed to garner the greatest number of votes’ pic.twitter.com/GPm6qCJXW0
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) February 20, 2020
Covert tracking device found under the car of a member of Sinn Féin Poblachtach today after he noticed a scraping sound under his car while going over a speed bump. A neighbour noticed a man leaving his vehicle Saturday morning and getting into a silver Vauxhall Astra pic.twitter.com/vOMlChjsK3
— Republican Sinn Féin (@RepublicanSF) February 23, 2020
"It's a great line. We are the anti-establishment party, the others are the establishment. From 2016 to now we weren't in govt. Nobody can name an FF Minister for the last 9 years. Why? Because there hasn't been an FF Minister for the last 9 years." @MichealMartinTD on Sinn Féin pic.twitter.com/Aif9LyzslR
— Fianna Fáil (@fiannafailparty) February 25, 2020
Fine Gael: we don’t like Sinn Fein because they do things behind closed doors.
Also Fine Gael: we don’t like Sinn Fein because they do things in public.
— Dave Gibney (@davegibney) February 25, 2020
“Sinn Féin look engaged and energetic. They look dynamic, interacting with the people. Most worrying for Varadkar and Martin, they are doing it in a way that is transparent, public, and worst of all, normal.”
Wrote this on tonight’s Sinn Féin rally. https://t.co/uoEMxXkUKp
— Carl Kinsella (@TVsCarlKinsella) February 25, 2020
Rallies prove that Sinn Féin are playing the game better than anyone else right now | JOE is the voice of Irish people at home and abroad https://t.co/I03WOGaSxl
— Eoin Ó Broin (@EOBroin) February 25, 2020
No journalist has done more to expose Garda corruption than @Mickcliff. His column on issues around Sinn Fein's commitment to liberal democratic values and the rule of law is a must read.https://t.co/NMKohUfmfs
— Dan O'Brien (@danobrien20) February 22, 2020
Why doesn’t McDonald disband the Army Council and the PIRA or if she cannot, repudiate them and sever all links and do so publicly and unequivocally? – ‘Harris agrees with PSNI that army council still oversees Sinn Féin and IRA’ https://t.co/iezbK6kLcS
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) February 21, 2020
This week, we’ve had a Sinn Fein TD speak against vaccinations & not pay rent to housing charity. We’ve had another make anti Semitic comments for which there has been no disciplinary action. Now we have confirmation from Garda Commissioner that SF is overseen by Army Council.
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) February 21, 2020
— Michael McDowell (@SenatorMcDowell) February 26, 2020
It seems that Johnson plans to tear up the WA provisions on Northern Ireland, a move which would lead to the collapse of the GFA and jeopardize peace in Ireland. https://t.co/zvoaKhgrkL
— Nick Reeves #FBPE #RuleOfLaw (@nickreeves9876) February 24, 2020
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said that An Garda Síochána agrees with a PSNI assessment that Sinn Féin and the IRA are overseen by a provisional army council pic.twitter.com/2cfEOA2knu
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) February 21, 2020
Security journalist @brianpjrowan on:
* the Sinn Féin 'shadowy figures'
* the IRA army council
* the future pic.twitter.com/dB1VdsYG8G
— Mark Simpson (@BBCMarkSimpson) February 24, 2020
Sinn Féin is not a normal party. It boasts the greatest number of cranks, from anti-Semites to anti-vaxxers. At the election, a quarter of the electorate essentially voted for the Irish equivalent of the Monster Raving Loony Party, says Ian O’Dohertyhttps://t.co/XBR5SWavkL
— spiked (@spikedonline) February 24, 2020
Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the IRA does not exist following comments by Ireland's Garda Commissioner (head of police).https://t.co/eJeex8kIv7
— BBC News NI (@BBCNewsNI) February 21, 2020
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) February 26, 2020
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) February 24, 2020
— Belfast Telegraph (@BelTel) February 21, 2020
Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill of Sinn Féin says the party will bring its desire to hold an Irish unity referendum within five years into any coalition talks in the Republic of Ireland. #GE2020 pic.twitter.com/7B3elcohjF
— BBC News NI (@BBCNewsNI) February 10, 2020
— Mark Lamb (@MarkLam24990323) June 15, 2020
Fianna Fail leader @MichealMartinTD ruled out a “grand coalition” with Fine Gael after Ireland’s General Election.
'Message is loud and clear people want a change of government'
— Mick Caul (@caulmick) February 13, 2020
— EURACTIV (@EURACTIV) April 7, 2016
— Open Europe (@OpenEurope) February 24, 2016