Former Fianna Fáil TD says 'national stability' coalition would be better than second election

Former Fianna Fáil TD says 'national stability' coalition would be better than second election

A former Fianna Fáil TD says he would be open to the idea of a "national stability" coalition government.

Sean Haughey, son of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, is running in Dublin North Central in the general election.

He says he is fully behind Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin's stance on not forming a coalition with either Fine Gael or Sinn Féin.

But Mr Haughey, who lost his seat in 2011, says a coalition would be preferable to having to hold another general election.

He said: "If in the national interest we were called upon to form a government and provide stability, well that's another day's work.

"Nobody knows what's going to happen. If there was a threat to the stability of the country and the threat of another General Election, I don’t think the people would want another General Election."

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