Kenny says FG won't enter into a coalition

He said the parties aren't in "anyway compatible"

Kenny says FG won't enter into a coalition

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at Government Buildings in Dublin | Image:

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has declared in a recent statement that Fine Gael will not enter into a coalition government with Sinn Féin.

Earlier this week it appeared that the Taoiseach opened the door to a possible future coalition between the two parties.

In a recent statement however, he has made it clear that his party won't be entering into a coalition government with Sinn Féin.

In the statement he said "The Fine Gael Party position is, has been and will remain, not to enter into coalition government with Sinn Fèin.

"As I have stated many times previously I don't believe the parties to be in anyway compatible, in particular on economic issues where Sinn Fein policy would lead to massive job losses and seriously undermine business and investment.

“My focus and that of the government I lead is to manage the nation's affairs in the interests of its citizens.

"We have immediate challenges that must be dealt with, including Brexit and we will meet those challenges head on as we have done successfully many times before."

Speaking yesterday Dublin Fingal TD Alan Farrell echoed these sentiments saying that "In short, Fine Gael entering into a coalition with Sinn Féin would be nonsensical both in terms of policy and ideology.