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An Offer Made …. April 6, 2016

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Irish Politics.

Enda Kenny offers Micheál Martin full and equal partnership in Government
So an outline of an offer has been made by Fine Gael to Fianna Fail.

The Irish Times understands Mr Kenny proposed a Government compiled of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and a number of Independent TDs.

Clever move by Kenny. Fine Gael are seen to have made a very reasonable offer , certainly one that any party interested in Government should be considering.
By offering a “full and equal partnership” I would assume that a rotating Taoiseach is on the table.
By Including a number of Independent TD’s ,which I assume are the rural five as opposed to the Ross gang, the argument of Independents being only concerned with in local politics can be discounted. I had assumed that those within FF were hoping that the argument of Independents bringing instability would drive voters back into the arms of FF were there to be a second election.
Including Independents also dilutes , if only slightly , going in with FG and the deal could be sold as a National Government.

It’s early days yet and I’m sure a multitude of policy differences will emerge , It could be the best deal ever and it would still be a hard sell for Micheál Martin to have passed at a special Ard Fheis. Surely though, despite their hatred towards Fine Gael, would they really vote against having an FF Taoiseach during the next Government?
….. it all really boils down to the question … Do the Fianna Fail membership hate Fine Gael more than the opportunity to have an FF Taoiseach?

FF are on the back foot now and were there an election… they are now in prime position to get most of the blame.


1. Ivorthorne - April 6, 2016

Do you ever get around to wondering how silly these kind of situations are?

I mean, everybody, or almost everybody knows that this is a clever “move” by Kenny and that it isn’t really what it seems. He doesn’t especially want Martin to accept the offer but knows that either way he wins.

And yet, the media will question Martin about this tomorrow based on the text and not the subtext which might as well be written in giant neon lights.


WorldbyStorm - April 7, 2016

That’s true, but knowing it and it having an impact are two different things. I wonder what Kenny wants, a Yes or a No. Probably the latter and we swing towards an election where FG can say they did the right thing by the state. And what about FF?


irishelectionliterature - April 7, 2016

At the moment I can’t see the FF membership voting for any deal. That may change over the next few weeks as the reality of a hammering at the hands of the electorate dawns.
One thing is sure, if there is an FF Ard Fheis. ….it will be the most entertaining one in years.


2. sonofstan - April 6, 2016

Enda and Micheal, Micheal and Enda…..


3. Phil - April 7, 2016

As Others See You:


4. irishelectionliterature - April 7, 2016

Offer rejected by FF. A second election in no time.


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