Mixed views among local TD’s as possible election looms

An early General Election is looking increasingly likely, after Fianna Fáil said it would table a motion of no confidence in the Tánaiste.

It follows a week of controversy around Frances Fitzgerald’s handling of an email about Maurice McCabe.

But Fine Gael last night rallied around the Tánaiste and said now was not the time for an election.

Speaking to Shannonside FM news this morning, Longford/Westmeath FF Deputy Robert Troy denied that Fianna Fail wants an election.


Communications Minister and Roscommon Independent TD Denis Naughten says its in the best interests of the country not to have an election.

He says he hopes both sides can sit down and reach a resolution without having to go to the country.


Longford Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy Peter Burke says if an election is forced it will be at the hands of Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein.


Roscommon Independent Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice meanwhile says he doesn’t see how an election can be averted at this stage.