Two Fiana Fail TD’s have annonymously told a journalist that if their party joined a future coalition with Sinn Fein, they would consider resigning. Interestingly Sinn Fein might not actually put them in that position anyway, with Mitchell McLoughlin arguing that it might support a minority FF government, but remain outside the cabinet. Regardless of how it pans out Senator Brian Hayes obviously feels his Fine Gael party now has a useful differentiator between itself and FF.
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