Ireland's Fine Gael considering coalition with Labour, independents: Noonan

February 21, 2015 5:57 PM

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Ireland's Fine Gael considering coalition with Labour, independents: Noonan

CASTLEBAR, Ireland (Reuters) - Ireland's governing Fine Gael party would consider forming a coalition with independents and its Labour party partners after elections next year, finance minister Michael Noonan said on Saturday.

Fine Gael and Labour won a record majority at the height of Ireland's financial crisis in 2011 but their support has been eroded by unpopular budget cuts and frustration over an uneven economic recovery.

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