Leo Varadkar has accused Fianna Fail of taking credit in areas of government “that suits them” but said he remains open to working with the party after the General Election.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has ruled out a “grand coalition” with Fine Gael after Ireland’s General Election.
The leaders of the two main parties in the Irish General Election will go head to head in a television debate on Wednesday night.
The main TV election debates in Ireland should be limited to Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, Micheal Martin has insisted.
The Irish opposition has accused Leo Varadkar of using his role as Taoiseach to make a party political attack on his his opponents.
Irish Premier Leo Varadkar has said he believes big companies should pay their taxes as he welcomed Apple chief executive Tim Cook to Dublin.
The leader of Fianna Fail has said Irish people do not respond well to negative campaigning as his party opened up a 12-point lead on rivals Fine Gael.
The Irish General Election has pivoted to focus on gangland crime as the murder of a young teenager was labelled a “turning point”.
Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald has said she will not be removing one of its councillors who had to apologise for remarks he made about the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.
Fianna Fail has pledged to “do a better job” with public finances, claiming the party prevented damage to the economy from Fine Gael’s “regressive and unsustainable” tax policies.
Fine Gael has promised tax cuts and increased wages but insisted there can be no return to the “boom to bust” economic policies of the past.