Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin (right)and Fine Gael leader, and acting Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Pat Leahy, in the Irish Times this morning, reports:
Meetings to discuss a possible new government will continue today as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil intensify their efforts to woo Independent TDs in advance of Wednesday’s vote for taoiseach.
Fianna Fáil will hold an all-day meeting with the group of five rural Independents. Tomorrow it will meet the six members of the Independent Alliance.
Front bench Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan dismissed reports that the party’s mood towards coalition with Fine Gael was softening.
And party sources said the Leitrim Fianna Fáil organisation last week voted 50 votes to none against coalition with Fine Gael in an example of grassroots feeling, which is strongly against any such deal.
Listening to @morningireland would dispel myth that govt formation impasse can go on & on. Serious issues piling up. Hope it focuses all.
Clever series of posters from Soc Dems on Church St, Dublin 7.
Disgruntled Red writes:
Why are the Soc Dems being studiously ignored by most media [besides BS], particularly RTÉ? Is it because they’re the first plausible alternative to the Labour Party and therefore a long-awaited possible ray of light for default Labour voters (myself included) who’ve only ever voted Labour because of what that party should be, but never has been? Is Labour kacking its collective pants? I’m letting on not to know the answers already.
By from top: James Cullen; Karl Toomey; Ronan Kelly; Steve McCarthy
Hen’s Teeth Prints have teamed up with The Emigrant Disco and invited Irish designers and artists, both home and abroad, to submit work under the theme “Coming Home’ in the run up to Christmas. The full collection is on our website (below) and a selection has gone on display in Grogans [South William Street, Dublin].