Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election

first_imgThe Taoiseach has told a Cabinet meeting that there will not be a general election before Christmas.Leo Varadkar reiterated what he told a meeting of Fine Gael ministers earlier, that to hold an election now, while Brexit has not been fully resolved, was not in the best interests of the country.At a post-Cabinet briefing this afternoon, Mr Varadkar once again denied media speculation that he was planning to call a general election before Christmas. Earlier, Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy said he believed the public would be quite happy if a general election was held next month.Last month, Mr Varadkar told a Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting in Cork that May 2020 was the “right moment” for a general election because the Government would have either secured a Brexit deal or have “guided the country through the worst of no-deal”.Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election was last modified: October 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more