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Donohoe: No Early General Election “it will be in 2016”


The next general election will take place in 2016 as scheduled according to the Transport and Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe, Mr Donohoe made his comments after numerous of reports were circulating that a general election was to take place earlier than expected.

It is was originally thought that the Government was seriously considering going to the polls next year before their term in office ended.

Meanwhile the leader of the Sinn Féin Gerry Adams has strongly urged the current collation government of Fine Gael and Labour to call an early election, claiming that they have lost their mandate.

Although The Transport minister Donohoe strongly believes that the next scheduled election will not take place until the spring of 2016. Minister Donohoe, made his comments regarding the issue at the launch of tourism campaign for 2015, in which he says visitors to Ireland next year will not be faced with election posters.

Mr Donohoe said: “No I don’t, I believe they (tourists) are going to have enough excitement by coming to things like the Wild Atlantic Way, Dublin and elsewhere in the country, without having the excitement of a general election campaign to wet their appetite.

“I strongly believe that the general election will be at some point in the spring of 2016.”

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