The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has criticised those who “put pictures of miscarried babies, with my image” up in his Wicklow constituency “with a view to intimidate and upset” his family, friends and constituents. pic.twitter.com/Jj5xxj8Ul2
As if It hadn’t sufficiently whetted appetites for season 2 (which starts on October 27th), Netflix promos its landmark series with a range of appropriately low res tributes to posters from 80s horror movies Firestarter, Alien (a few months short of the 80s in fairness), Stand By Me, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Evil Dead.
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.