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Five key issues as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael begin government negotiations

Philip Ryan


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Door still open: Both main parties believe the Greens and their leader Eamon Ryan have a lot to offer as government partners. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Door still open: Both main parties believe the Greens and their leader Eamon Ryan have a lot to offer as government partners. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Door still open: Both main parties believe the Greens and their leader Eamon Ryan have a lot to offer as government partners. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than five weeks after the General Election, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are sitting down for three days of talks aimed at finding a pathway towards forming a coalition government. The journey is not without obstacles but the parties will hope to find agreement on some key policy areas in the coming days.

Containing the virus

There is no getting beyond the mammoth task faced by the next government in tackling the outbreak of the coronavirus. Fianna Fáil is fully supportive of the Fine Gael-led Government's handling of the crisis.