Fianna Fail planning to support Fine Gael minority government?

Move would likely mean continuance of water charges, Irish Water and other Fine Gael measures.

Sligo News File Online.

Fianna Fail logoReports that Fianna Fail is proposing to hitch its wagon to Fine Gael
following the next election is said to be worrying party supporters across the country.

A number of key party figures are understood to be lobbying parliamentary colleagues to support a proposed Coalition of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.

According to accounts, Fianna Fail sees its function as being almost solely dedicated to keeping Independents and Sinn Fein out of Government – seemingly igoring the fact the greatest economic and social catastrophe every visited on a country occurred during their own time as a Fianna Fail-led Coalition.

However, it’s not apparent that this is finding widespread favour with the party faithful with the result a number of those behind the move have now seemingly started to step back on the controversial plan, and are currently toying with what is believed to be a “supply and confidence” agreement to support a Fine Gael minority government.”

Sinn Fein logoIt is claimed the motivation here is to block Sinn Fein and Independents entering government and compel Fine Gael to implement Fianna Fail programmes.

The move would likely mean Fianna Fail backing a continuance of Fine Gael measures, including water charges, the catastrophic Irish Water utility, the property tax on the family home, carbon levies which account for the steep increase in the price of coal, gas, heating oil, briquettes, petrol, diesel and other commodities, virtually all which Fianna Fail signed the country up to in their agreement with the Troika in 2010.