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Election 2020 Results Summary

Seats by party

  • Party
  • % 1st Pref
  • Seats
  • FF 22.18% 38
  • SF 24.53% 37
  • FG 20.86% 35
  • IO 15.39% 21
  • GP 7.13% 12
  • LAB 4.38% 6
  • SD 2.90% 6
  • SPBP 2.63% 5
160 of 160 seats filled
39 of 39 constituencies complete

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FG puts onus on rivals to take office

FG puts onus on rivals to take office

Leo Varadkar will tell his party today that Fine Gael is preparing to go into opposition and that Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil should instead put together a government as they both have the numbers.

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'If I had a euro for every time I've been called the 'c word' in the last month...'

'If I had a euro for every time I've been called the 'c word' in the last month...'

Some of the country's highest-profile women TDs who lost their seat in the General Election have revealed the depth of the explicit and hurtful messages sent to them in recent weeks.

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Greens target six areas for red line coalition talks with parties

Greens target six areas for red line coalition talks with parties

The Green Party intend to tease out red lines among parties for coalition options this week as they begin a series of bi-lateral talks around six key policy areas.

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No government in place before end of March, predicts Bertie Ahern

No government in place before end of March, predicts Bertie Ahern

The former Taoiseach said work on creating a ‘stable and sustainable’ coalition had not yet properly begun.

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26% want 'grand coalition' involving Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and smaller parties - poll

26% want 'grand coalition' involving Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and smaller parties - poll

A new poll has found that just 15% of voters want a second election.

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‘Arrogant’ rivals don’t want change, says Sinn Féin leader

‘Arrogant’ rivals don’t want change, says Sinn Féin leader

Mary Lou McDonald blasted Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for denying her party a place in the next Irish Government.

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Q&A: What happens when the new Dáil sits next week

Q&A: What happens when the new Dáil sits next week

A vote for Ceann Comhairle first order of business in 33rd Dáil, says Cianan Brennan.

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Micheál Martin warned link to Fine Gael would ‘divide party’

Micheál Martin warned link to Fine Gael would ‘divide party’

Fianna Fáil is set to pave the way for coalition talks with Fine Gael after rejecting any possibility of forming a government with Sinn Féin.

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Letter to the Editor: Perspective on political parties could prevent polarisation

Letter to the Editor: Perspective on political parties could prevent polarisation

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin considers Sinn Féin not a ‘normal’ democratic party. Fine Gael Taoiseach Leo Varadkar agrees. Do they think it is, as Fianna Fáil Taoiseach Sean Lemass said of his party in 1926, ‘a slightly constitutional party’?

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Irish Examiner View: A last chance to step over our hateful past

Irish Examiner View: A last chance to step over our hateful past

Ambition is little more than the capacity to put conviction before doubt.

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15 minute call between FF and SF leaders lacked any 'forward movement' - reports

15 minute call between FF and SF leaders lacked any 'forward movement' - reports

A fifteen minute phone call between Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin earlier this evening has been described as a conversation which lacked any forward movement.

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Alan Kelly only guaranteed option set to appear on Labour Party’s leadership ballot

Alan Kelly only guaranteed option set to appear on Labour Party’s leadership ballot

Alan Kelly’s name is the only guaranteed option set to appear on the Labour Party’s leadership ballot when nominations officially open tomorrow.

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Juno McEnroe: Little choice for Martin but to befriend political nemeses Fine Gael

Juno McEnroe: Little choice for Martin but to befriend political nemeses Fine Gael

Mary Lou McDonald was still awaiting her St Valentine's Day letter from Micheál Martin, after her missive to the Fianna Fáil leader suggesting they cosy up together for coalition talks.

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Suggestion that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil's 'old boys club' represents change is 'farcical', says McDonald

Suggestion that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil's 'old boys club' represents change is 'farcical', says McDonald

The two main parties have made it clear that policy differences with Sinn Féin mean it is unlikely that they will be able to form a government with them.

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Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad seat

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad seat

Ruth Coppinger has announced that she will contest the upcoming Seanad election.

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Fine Gael: No support for Fianna Fáil to govern alone

Fine Gael: No support for Fianna Fáil to govern alone

Fianna Fáil calls for Fine Gael to support it in government from the opposition benches have been dismissed as “arrogant” and “unworkable”.

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Like-minded independents stand ready to help form a govt, says Michael Lowry

Like-minded independents stand ready to help form a govt, says Michael Lowry

A group of 12 like-minded independents stand ready to help form a government if they are needed, Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry has said.

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Facilitating a Fianna Fáil-led government from opposition 'a non-runner', says Fine Gael

Facilitating a Fianna Fáil-led government from opposition 'a non-runner', says Fine Gael

Fine Gael has said a reversing of Confidence and Supply and facilitating a Fianna Fáil-led government from opposition is “a non-runner”.

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Martin does not rule out 'grand coalition' with Fine Gael, or another election

Martin does not rule out 'grand coalition' with Fine Gael, or another election

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has not ruled out a "grand coalition" with Fine Gael as various parties engage in talks to form the next government.

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FF seek clarification on whether FG would support Martin as Taoiseach

FF seek clarification on whether FG would support Martin as Taoiseach

Fianna Fáil has ruled out forming a government with Sinn Féin but wants Fine Gael to clarify if it would support Micheál Martin as Taoiseach in a reverse confidence-and-supply deal.

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Labour's Duncan Smith not ruling himself out of entering race for party leadership

Labour's Duncan Smith not ruling himself out of entering race for party leadership

The race to replace Brendan Howlin as leader of the Labour Party could be even more crowded as a further TD failed to rule himself out of any contest.

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Juno McEnroe: D-day for Fianna Fáil who want to form a government without Sinn Féin

Juno McEnroe: D-day for Fianna Fáil who want to form a government without Sinn Féin

Shortly before midday, cars began slowly inching their way through the grounds of Leinster House.

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Letter to the Editor: Dáil must alleviate fears of the electorate

Letter to the Editor: Dáil must alleviate fears of the electorate

Whatever words are being documented to describe the outcome of Saturday’s election, there are still words such as “homeless crisis”, “trolley crisis”, “climate crisis” and “crime crisis” rising to the fore among us — the electorate — the true hands of power.

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Cianan Brennan: For Mary Lou McDonald, the watchword is 'change'

Cianan Brennan: For Mary Lou McDonald, the watchword is 'change'

For Mary Lou McDonald and the party she leads, the watchword is “change”.

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Cianan Brennan: First big event for SF since electoral success followed same approach as campaign trail

Cianan Brennan: First big event for SF since electoral success followed same approach as campaign trail

Sinn Féin’s first big and (sort of) public event following its earthquake electoral success followed the same well-worn approach seen on the campaign trail.

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New Mayor of County Cork to be selected on February 24

New Mayor of County Cork to be selected on February 24

A new Mayor of County Cork will be selected on February 24 by which time it may be clearer as to who will replace three county councillors who have won seats in the Dáil.

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Mary C Murphy: What Sinn Féin's election success means for Irish relations with the EU – and Brexit

Mary C Murphy: What Sinn Féin's election success means for Irish relations with the EU – and Brexit

Ireland’s traditionally centre-right conservative political system has been rocked by a wave of support for Sinn Féin in the February 8 general election, writes Mary C Murphy, UCC

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Fianna Fáil agrees not to enter coalition talks with Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil agrees not to enter coalition talks with Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil has agreed not to enter talks with Sinn Féin about a government formation, it is being reported.

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'I think he’s here somehow' - TD Helen McEntee opens up about losing her father to suicide

'I think he’s here somehow' - TD Helen McEntee opens up about losing her father to suicide

The Fine Gael deputy for Meath East said her family often wondered where they might be today if the Junior Agriculture Minister had got over his moment of crisis.

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Jim Power: Tread carefully is my advice to next coalition

Jim Power: Tread carefully is my advice to next coalition

As we begin the potentially torturous process of trying to cobble a government together for an electorate that clearly voted for change but really doesn’t appear to know what that change should look like, the stakes are incredibly high.

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Mary Lou McDonald accepts numbers 'very, very difficult' to form govt of left

Mary Lou McDonald accepts numbers 'very, very difficult' to form govt of left

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has acknowledged that it will be “very, very tricky” to construct a Government of the left excluding Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael given how the numbers have fallen after last Saturday’s election.

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Fianna Fáil TDs willing to fight another election rather than work with political enemies

Fianna Fáil TDs willing to fight another election rather than work with political enemies

Newly elected and returned Fianna Fáil TDs have arrived for their first post-election meeting in Leinster House ruling out going into government with Sinn Féin.

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'Sinn Féin has won the election' - Mary Lou McDonald rallies party ahead of govt formation talks

'Sinn Féin has won the election' - Mary Lou McDonald rallies party ahead of govt formation talks

Mary Lou McDonald has rallied her new bumper-sized parliamentary party with a call of “my friends, we have work to do”.

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Richard Boyd Barrett wants left to unite 'for radical change'

Richard Boyd Barrett wants left to unite 'for radical change'

Richard Boyd Barrett has said Labour is ignoring "overwhelming demand for radical change" by ruling out going into government.

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Election 2020 is Ireland’s Trump moment

Election 2020 is Ireland’s Trump moment

Nobody saw Trump coming; nobody saw Brexit coming; nobody saw Sinn Féin coming. Shell-shocked media like headless chickens don’t know what happened or what to do or where to go.

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Bank of Ireland overcomes election pall as shares soar 8%

Bank of Ireland overcomes election pall as shares soar 8%

Bank of Ireland shares soared 8% and Irish property companies clawed back some of their sharp losses after the election as global markets climbed.

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Another high-profile Fianna Fáil TD comes out against SF-coalition

Another high-profile Fianna Fáil TD comes out against SF-coalition

He has added his voice to Jim O'Callaghan and Anne Rabitte.

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Sinn Féin host 'constructive' talks with Greens and PBP

Sinn Féin host 'constructive' talks with Greens and PBP

"I have made it clear since before the election - and after - that I will speak to all parties in the interests of forming a government; starting with those with a mandate for change,” Mary Lou McDonald said.

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Kingmakers: The independents who could help the bigger parties form next Government

Kingmakers: The independents who could help the bigger parties form next Government

A number of non-party TDs told the Irish Examiner that they are “absolutely” open to talking with others about how to progress their election wish-lists.

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Cork TD Michael Collins apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'

Cork TD Michael Collins apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'

Independent TD for Cork South West Michael Collins has apologised for calling Shane Ross "a scumbag" who was on "the scrap heap of Irish politics".

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'If he had any decency he would have resigned already': FF councillor blasts Martin's leadership

'If he had any decency he would have resigned already': FF councillor blasts Martin's leadership

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is facing calls to “consider his position” by grassroots party members in Co Cavan.

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Boyd Barrett: Left wing government is 'a real and living possibility'

Boyd Barrett: Left wing government is 'a real and living possibility'

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett says that another general election in short order is “possible” but says that he is currently more interested in “giving effect to the thirst for change”.

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Social Democrats say minority left coalition 'unlikely'

Social Democrats say minority left coalition 'unlikely'

The Social Democrats believe that a left-leaning minority government is "unlikely" to be formed.

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Varadkar thinks he will be opposition leader of next government

Varadkar thinks he will be opposition leader of next government

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he thinks he'll be the leader of the opposition when the next government is formed.

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IFAC's replacement of Seamus Coffey could take months

IFAC's replacement of Seamus Coffey could take months

Naming a successor to Seamus Coffey as head of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) will likely take months should

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Sinn Féin-led minority government worth exploring – Boyd Barrett

Sinn Féin-led minority government worth exploring – Boyd Barrett

Sinn Féin is holding talks with other left wing parties to assess the viability of forming an administration without Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

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Juno McEnroe: Having prepared for power, Fianna Fáil now has to mull its options

Juno McEnroe: Having prepared for power, Fianna Fáil now has to mull its options

Fianna Fáil need to work out what went so wrong for them, writes Political Correspondent Juno McEnroe.

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‘Super grand’ coalition of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and Greens mooted to deny Sinn Féin power

‘Super grand’ coalition of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and Greens mooted to deny Sinn Féin power

A so-called ‘super grand’ coalition made up of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and the Green Party is being proposed in a bid to deny Sinn Féin power.

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Dolan O'Hagan: What Sinn Fein do next will dictate whether #GE2020 truly is an historic turning point

Dolan O'Hagan: What Sinn Fein do next will dictate whether #GE2020 truly is an historic turning point

Election 2020 has cemented in many eyes Sinn Fein's position as a political force for change north and south of the border but history would suggest the decisions it makes in the next six weeks will dictate whether it maintains that position in the decades ahead, suggests Dolan O'Hagan.

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Cianan Brennan: The Sinn Féin manifesto, what is doable, what is not?

Cianan Brennan: The Sinn Féin manifesto, what is doable, what is not?

Sinn Féin made a lot of promises in its manifesto. An awful lot of promises.

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Simon Harris: It's up to Sinn Féin to make the next move

Simon Harris: It's up to Sinn Féin to make the next move

As the dust settled on the final counts for the 33rd Dáil, there was 'radio silence' from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his party is not due to gather until Monday.

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Soc Dems play down SF fears as coalition talks ramp up

Soc Dems play down SF fears as coalition talks ramp up

The Greens will also meet with Sinn Féin today and set out their crucial issues for sharing power while Labour and Fianna Fáil will this week hold their first post-election party meetings.

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'No one voted to compel FF to go into government with SF' - TD doesn't want parties to talk

'No one voted to compel FF to go into government with SF' - TD doesn't want parties to talk

Fianna Fáil's new and returning TDs and senators will debate the issue when its parliamentary party meets on Thursday at midday in Leinster House.

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'We've got to rise above that' - Father of man killed in Omagh bombing criticises Cullinane comments

'We've got to rise above that' - Father of man killed in Omagh bombing criticises Cullinane comments

Waterford's David Cullinane shouted 'Up the Republic, Up the Ra, Tiochfaidh ár Lá' at a event in a pub on Sunday night.

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