Support for Irish PM's party falls as snap election nears; Updated: Irish Deputy PM resigns

Now that Merkel is likely going to form a coalition government soon, Ireland’s is likely to collapse.

Leo Varadkar’s minority government was on the brink on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain’s plans to leave the European Union where Ireland will play a key role.

Coaltiion govts. are more or less the norm in Ireland mind you. Meanwhile up in the north the two sides up there are still unable to agree to any deal to get a working executive of some kind at Stormont, which could lead to some er, hijinks there with Brexit shortly to arrive if someone does not address that situation fairly sharpish.

Crisis averted?

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