Programme for government to be finalised today

A programme for government will likely be finalised today when final negotiations continue.


The leaders of Fianna Fáil and the Green Party said a deal is close when they left negotiations with Fine Gael late last night.


It’s expected the roughly 100 page document will be finalised today, with the planned pension age increase one of the last items on the agenda.



There’s been a number of wins for the Green Party, including a 7 per cent annual reduction in carbon emissions and increased investment in cycling, walking and public transport.


It’s still not sure what role independent’s such as Sligo Leitrim TD Marian Harkin will have to play in the new administration.  During the long draw out talks process Independents had been spoke to in relation supporting the new government.