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Varadkar: FF, FG and Greens have mandate

Sinn Féin, which got the largest percentage of votes in February's general election, was excluded from government. An Irish government was formed on 27 June, the day before the anniversary of the outbreak of civil war (28 June 1922). Fine Gael, which lost several seats in the election and was ranked third of the parties, joined with Fianna Fáil and the Green Party to form the government. Of the larger parties, Fianna Fáil won 37 seats* (down 5 from 2016), Sinn Féin 37 (up 14), and Fine Gael 35 (down 15). Leo Varadkar made history by being the only sitting Taoiseach not to be re-elected on the first count. He was eventually elected on the sixth count, with Micheál Martin elected on the fifth

1798 Rebellion Centre to be sold

Wexford County Council will offload Enniscorthy's National 1798 Rebellion Centre, leaving the exhibition with no permanent home.


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