Pressure mounts on Deputy Irish PM amid snap election fears
"Certainly I don't want there to be an election, I don't think it would change anything or achieve anything, particularly at such an important time for the country," Varadkar said ahead of talks between the two party leaders.
By: Reuters | Dublin | Published: November 28, 2017 9:22 am
Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland (Tanaiste) Frances Fitzgerald. (Source: Reuters)
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he and opposition leader Micheal Martin would do all they can to avoid a snap election as the role of the deputy prime minister whose future they are fighting over was called into further question on Monday.
Ireland on the verge of snap election after Deputy PM refuses to resign
"We are in the process in the context of Brexit negotiations of ensuring that we influence what are going to be historic decisions for this country... The last thing we need right now is an election," Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.
By: Reuters | Dublin | Published: November 28, 2017 7:45 am
Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland (Tanaiste) Frances Fitzgerald (Reuters/File)
Ireland was on the verge of a snap election on Monday after the opposition party propping up the minority government said the deputy prime minister’s refusal to quit would force the country to the polls next month.
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