Mary Lou receives most Dáil votes, but no Taoiseach has been elected today

First Vote, Government Formation

The 33rd Dáil convened today in Leinster House.

First Vote, Government Formation

20.2.2020

Mary Lou McDonald has received most Dáil votes, but it wasn't enough to become Taoiseach today

The 33rd Dáil convened today in Leinster House.

Image: PA Image: PA SINN FÉIN LEADER Mary Lou McDonald has received the most votes to become the next Taoiseach in the Dáil today. However, despite receiving 45 votes, both Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and other smaller parties, such as the Green Party voted against McDonald in greater numbers, with 84 voting against her and 29 abstentions. The Social Democrats abstained from today’s vote – likely the first of many votes for the next Taoiseach in the coming weeks, if not months. McDonald received 45 votes, with her own party of 37 voting for her, as well as Joan Collins from Independents 4 Change as well as the five members of Solidarity-People Before Profit. Independent TD Thomas Pringle also voted for the Sinn Féin leader. Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar got 36 votes in favour of him continuing as Taoiseach, with 107 votes against and 16 abstentions. There were 41 votes in favour of Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin becoming Taoiseach, with 97 against and 19 abstentions. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan received 12 votes in favour of him as Taoiseach, with 115 votes against and 28 TDs abstaining. - with reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha Read more: TheJournal.ie

I really hope this leader becomes next Taoiseach. She will bring a new form of leadership to this country. People had better start getting used to it. Women's and SF's stars are both in the ascendant. Patriarchy and duopoly are out. Matriarchy and polyocracy are in. To paraphrase ex-US Pres Barack Hussein Obama (BHO): 'It's been a long time comin'!'

A US / French style presidency would avoid this kind of stalemate in future. A move away from aping British institutions might be good for us. The devil’s alternative. I don’t want FF and I don’t want FG. It’s just such a pity that Mary Lou is with SF.... Keep Mícheál Martin out- weasel ! No one in Ireland wants Mary lou manyhomes as Taoiseach in eire

Yeahhh vote MaryLouForTaoiseach Why do get the option to vote or abstain? Mary is our leader So the greens are not interested in a left government.

Left-wing TDs to vote for Mary Lou McDonald for TaoiseachLeft-wing TDs have said they plan to vote for Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald for Taoiseach on the basis that she will not go into government with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail.

blain_sinclair georgegalloway She’s part of the IRA scum However, despite receiving 45 votes, both Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and other smaller parties, such as the Green Party voted against McDonald in greater numbers, with 84 voting against her and 29 abstentions. .. the key point The boyos did it again, they're digging their own holes.

Well done Mary Lou. Top marks over all those men. You may not have got there today but you undoubtedly will eventually. Phew! georgegalloway Surely the maths is stalemate and Ireland has stuff to do... another election. Can’t see why time is being wasted. Oh thank god

Dáil attempts to elect a TaoiseachThe 33rd Dáil convenes for the first time with a new Ceann Comhairle elected and TDs to vote for nominees for taoiseach. Gwan MaryLouMcDonald Get it done, they need to get down to business as quick as possible and fix the health care system Why is this happening at this time? Surely it could have happened hours ago.

Yup Mary Lou!!

Mary Lou McDonald wants to 'clear the air' with Jewish leader over TD's anti-Semitic tweetsMary Lou McDonald has said she wants to meet the chairman of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland after a Sinn Fein TD made anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter. How the...are these comments anti-Semitic Let’s just pick tweets that we can twist and turn and ignore other ones that point out who the person really is . 🙄🤨😒

Four nominated for Taoiseach as 33rd Dáil meetsThe Dáil is attempting to elect a Taoiseach this evening as it meets today for the first time since the General Election. FFS Martin says no government until April. Hes completely detached from the crisis the electorate is facing in health and housing. NO URGENCY WHATSOEVER Adjourn for 2 weeks?😂

Dáil hears claims on leadership credentials of nominees for TaoiseachTHE Dáil has heard claims about the leadership credentials of Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan as it prepares to hold a vote on who should be the next Taoiseach. SF all the way...

Mary Lou McDonald ‘wants to meet Jewish leader’ over anti-Semitic remarks by TDReada Cronin has apologised after writing that Israel had ‘taken Nazism to a new level’.



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