Report: Coalition parties agree vote transfer pact

Report: Coalition parties agree vote transfer pact

The Coalition parties, Fine Gael and Labour, have secretly agreed a vote transfer pact to be announced next week before the return of the Dáil.

The Sunday Independent reports this morning that the Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin finalised the deal last week.

The involvement of Mr Noonan and Mr Howlin will ensure the parties set out separate policies against the same economic backdrop.

The news comes as the Coalition face into votes of confidence on the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and the Attorney General, Maire Whelan, arising out of the Fennelly Commission report.

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