Political party in the Republic of Ireland, one of two leading parties since 1927
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Fianna Fáil, officially Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party, is a political party in Ireland. It is currently a partner in the Government of the 33rd Dáil, being formed on the 27 June 2020 after a Programme for Government was agreed among Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party. It is the first rainbow coalition since 1992, and is the first time Fianna Fáil has been in government since 2011.
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Mícheál Martin to become taoiseach after parties back dealFianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party members voted to go into government together on Friday.
Irish coalition deal set to make Micheal Martin PM until end of 2022The head of Ireland's Fianna Fail party Micheal Martin is set to serve as the country's prime minister from late June until Dec. 15, 2022 according to the terms of a coalition agreement that must be..
Irish parties reach deal on new government but it needs ratificationIreland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties struck a deal to form a new coalition government on Monday that if ratified by members will end a months-long stalemate and is expected to make Fianna..
Irish parties plan to sign coalition deal on MondayIrish political parties Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Greens will sign a deal on Monday on the formation of a new coalition government, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said after talks on Sunday..
Irish PM expects coalition deal in next couple of daysThere is a strong possibility negotiators from Ireland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties will strike a deal over the next couple of days to form a new coalition government, acting Prime..
Ireland's Fianna Fail aims to complete government talks by end-MayThe leader of one of the three parties negotiating to form a new government in Ireland hopes to agree a policy programme by the end of May for members to vote on and end a months-long political..
Greens enter Irish coalition talks with climate on agendaIreland's Green Party agreed to enter talks about forming a government with the centre-right Fianna Fail and Fine Gael parties on Sunday, but said it would withdraw if it could not agree a policy..
Ireland's Green Party enters talks on formation of governmentIreland's Green Party agreed on Sunday to enter formal talks with centre-right parties Fianna Fail and Fine Gael on forming a government, but said it would withdraw if unable to agree a policy..
Irish government talks may drift into June: Fianna Fail leaderThe leader of one of the parties negotiating to form a new Irish government raised the prospect on Wednesday of talks drifting well into June, extending a months-long deadlock that has been..
Historic Irish rivals strike government deal, seek third partnerThe leaders of Irish rival parties Fianna Fail and Fine Gael agreed on Tuesday to govern together for the first time if they can get additional support to form a coalition two months after an election..
Irish rival leaders sign off on initial government deal: internal emailThe leaders of Ireland's rival Fianna Fail and Fine Gael parties have reached a broad agreement aimed at attracting enough additional support to form a new government, according to an internal email to..
Irish rivals initial government deal 'effectively complete' - ministerAn agreement between Ireland's Fianna Fail and Fine Gael parties aimed at attracting enough additional support to form a new government is "effectively complete", a senior Fine Gael lawmaker said on..
Ireland's Fianna Fail sees no new government for at least a monthThe leader of Ireland's Fianna Fail said he did not think a new government would be formed by the Easter holidays in the middle of next month as lawmakers put almost all their resources into the..
Coronavirus pushes Irish rivals to open government talksIreland's rival Fianna Fail and Fine Gael parties will open formal coalition talks this week after an inconclusive Feb. 8 election, with Fianna Fail's leader saying the coronavirus outbreak made..
Ireland's Fianna Fail says it's decision time on government talksThe leader of Ireland's Fianna Fail told its fellow center-right rival Fine Gael on Thursday to decide whether or not to enter formal government negotiations after nearly a month of sluggish..
Ireland's dominant center-right parties to continue post-election talksThe leaders of Ireland's two largest center-right parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, held preliminary talks on Tuesday and said they agreed to meet again in a bid to break the deadlock created by an..
Ireland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael to meet for initial government talksThe leaders of Ireland's Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, two of the three largest parties to emerge from a Feb. 8 election, will meet early next week for what they described as exploratory talks as..
Irish parliament returns with weeks of government talks aheadIreland's Fianna Fail will start formal talks next week to try to form a government from a fractured parliament as contenders for prime minister fell well short of doing so at the first sitting since..
Ireland's Fianna Fail to step up efforts to form a governmentIreland's Fianna Fail will step up efforts to form a government by starting formal engagement with other parties, except Sinn Fein, after marginally winning the most seats at an inconclusive Feb. 8..
Ireland's Fianna Fail leader says cannot rule out second electionThe leader of Ireland's largest party Fianna Fail said the process of forming a government after inconclusive elections at the weekend will be so difficult that he could not rule out another poll.
Sinn Fein path to power blocked as Fianna Fail rules out dealIreland's largest party Fianna Fail will not consider going into government with Sinn Fein, it said on Thursday, in a decision that is likely to prevent the left-wing nationalists from entering power..
Irish Fianna Fail lawmaker says party undecided on Fine Gael talksIreland's center-right Fianna Fail party has not come to any decision about the prospect of coalition talks with the Fine Gael party of Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, one of its lawmakers said on..
Exclusive: Ireland's Fianna Fail to seek to form government without Sinn FeinIreland's center-right Fianna Fail party will seek to form a government that does not include left-wing nationalists Sinn Fein, a senior member of the party said on Thursday following a meeting of the..
Ireland's Sinn Fein says 'very, very tricky' to form all-left governmentIt would be "very, very tricky" to form a government that does not include one of Ireland's two large center-right parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, the head of left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein..
Sinn Fein seeks talks with Fianna Fail on forming new Irish governmentLeft-wing Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Thursday it had formally requested talks with center-right rival Fianna Fail to discuss options for forming a new government following an..
Bruised Irish rivals allow Sinn Fein government initiativeIreland's Fianna Fail and Fine Gael let Sinn Fein proceed with trying to form a government without them on Tuesday, a process most acknowledged would ultimately require two of the now three largest..
Ireland's Fianna Fail edge out Sinn Fein on election seat countIreland's main opposition party Fianna Fail edged out surging nationalists Sinn Fein by 38 seats to 37 to emerge as the biggest party in the country's 160-seat parliament after counting in a national..
Irish election produces an earthquake as Sinn Fein tops pollDUBLIN — Ireland’s political parties were scrambling to adjust to a new reality Monday, after an earth-shaking election that saw the left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein win the biggest share of..
Sinn Fein says preference is to form a left-wing governmentSinn Fein's first priority is to form a government with fellow left-wing parties, but the Irish nationalist party will also talk to the country's dominant center-right parties Fianna Fail and Fine..
Sinn Fein vows to work with like-minded parties to form governmentSinn Fein’s president has vowed to work with like-minded parties to form Ireland’s next government after a sensational General Election performance. While it remains unclear whether it will..
Irish general election: Counting to begin across the countryExit poll suggests little difference between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin.
Irish general election: Exit poll predicts 'tie' between three main partiesExit poll suggests little difference between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin.
Irish election: Will Sinn Féin redefine Irish politics?The political party on the rise seeks to destroy long-time duopoly Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
No return of bank bonuses, favorite for Irish finance minister saysFianna Fail, the party leading polls ahead of Saturday's Irish election, would retain state-imposed curbs on bankers pay and bonuses if elected, the favorite to become Ireland's next finance minister..
Back to the future: Crisis-era Irish party edges toward powerFianna Fail's near century-long dominance of Irish politics came to a halt in 2011 after it suffered an unprecedented electoral collapse. Nine years later, the party is on the verge of leading the next..
Ireland's Fianna Fail pledges early preparations for unification voteIreland's main opposition party, Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls ahead of a Feb. 8 election, pledged on Friday to start preparations on how Dublin should approach a possible referendum on the..
Main Irish opposition rules out grand coalition with PM's partyIreland's main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls, on Thursday ruled out forming a grand coalition with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael after the Feb. 8 election.
Irish PM willing to enter grand coalition with main rivalIrish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said for the first time on Wednesday that he would consider entering an unprecedented coalition government with the country's second-largest party and historic rival..
Main Irish opposition party would boost Rainy Day FundIreland's main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls before a Feb. 8 election, will boost annual contributions to the state's Rainy Day Fund if elected in an attempt to further shield..
Big two Irish parties closely matched as Sinn Fein surge: pollIreland's main opposition party, Fianna Fail, edged ahead of the governing Fine Gael in an opinion poll on Monday, a far more modest lead than a separate survey suggested a day earlier amid a pre..
Main Irish opposition surged into 12-point lead as election calledIreland's main opposition party, Fianna Fail, surged into a 12-point lead over the governing Fine Gael party according to an opinion poll that was published on Sunday but conducted mainly before Prime..