Monday, March 13, 2023

Government ministers are considering the possibility of an early election.

There are suggestions that November 24 is a possible election date.  a potential date.

Citing senior coalition sources, the Irish Examiner reported that a snap election could follow quickly after a ‘giveaway’ budget in October. The government will be keen to capitalise on such a budget.

An election does not legally have to happen until March 2025, and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar previously said there were no plans for one in 2023. However, in recent days, rumours of an early election this year have been gathering momentum in Leinster House.

The Government press secretary said yesterday that there are “no plans for an election this year”. Privately, however, senior coalition sources have made clear it is very much an open question and TDs are preparing their local operations, should the decision to go to the people be made.

“It is very possible,” one Fianna Fáil minister said, pointing to increased tensions within the coalition.

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