Taoiseach expected to dissolve Dáil today and call General Election 2020

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Taoiseach expected to dissolve Dáil today and call General Election 2020
Taoiseach expected to dissolve Dáil today and call General Election 2020
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD following his interview on
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD following his interview on “This Week” at RTE Headquarters in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo:Gareth Chaney, Collins
Philip Ryan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to dissolve the Dáil today after briefing his Cabinet ministers and call a general election for February 7th.

Mr Varadkar is expected to travel to Áras an Uachtaráin later today and seek the permission of President Michael D Higgins to end the 32nd Dail and trigger General Election 2020.

Senior sources in Government indicated the Taoiseach was preparing to call the general election today with most ministers still believing February 7th will be polling day.

However, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone said before the Cabinet meeting that she believed the election would be on February 14, St Valentines’ Day.

Business before pleasure: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Stormont Parliament Buildings in Belfast. The new generation of voters is most adversely affected by the housing crisis. Photo: Reuters

Business before pleasure: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Stormont Parliament Buildings in Belfast. The new generation of voters is most adversely affected by the housing crisis. Photo: Reuters

Business before pleasure: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Stormont Parliament Buildings in Belfast. The new generation of voters is most adversely affected by the housing crisis. Photo: Reuters

Health Minister Simon Harris said anyone who claims to know when the election date would be “bluffing”.

Mr Varadkar met his ministers this morning to brief them on his plans for an election date.

One minister attending the meeting said their “gut” was telling them the election would be called today.

Another government source said they believed the election would be called today.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

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Source: Irish