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From TheJournal.ie Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours No White Smoke

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today Let's Dance

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today

The two parties will both meet with the Green Party separately later this week.

From TheJournal.ie Timmy Dooley among three outgoing Fianna Fáil TDs to secure Seanad nominations Seanad Elections

Timmy Dooley among three outgoing Fianna Fáil TDs to secure Seanad nominations

All three lost their Dáil seats during this month’s general election.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics' Government Talks

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'

Leo Varadkar said today the rallies were “an unwelcome development”.

From TheJournal.ie Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed Talk To Me

Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee said people need to respect that the party will not go into government with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Social Democrats rule out going into a coalition government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Coalition Talks

Social Democrats rule out going into a coalition government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Talks have been ongoing for more than a week now but there is no sign of a government being formed.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week Ge2020

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week

TDs yesterday failed to elect a new Taoiseach on the first day of the 33rd Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do' Government Formation

Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do'

Martin says he has written to Mary Lou McDonald explaining why Fianna Fáil won’t go into coalition with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it Dublin Castle

Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it

The commemoration was cancelled by the government after it proved controversial last month.

From TheJournal.ie Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting New Government

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting No Change

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting

The party held its first parliamentary party meeting since the election today.

From TheJournal.ie As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena Move With Me This post contains videos

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes Slow Progress

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens Numbers Game

Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.

From TheJournal.ie Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael Only Way

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin 'can't rule out another general election' after rejecting talks with Sinn Féin It's A No

Micheál Martin 'can't rule out another general election' after rejecting talks with Sinn Féin

Micheál Martin told a parliamentary party meeting that principles can’t change overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald has contacted Micheál Martin to seek a meeting about government formation Your Move

Mary Lou McDonald has contacted Micheál Martin to seek a meeting about government formation

It comes ahead of a meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party later today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system?

The idea has been brought up recently, and not for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one Ge2020

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one

The shift to the left, including the swing to Sinn Féin, is more about voters’ anger at Fine Gael, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year Six Of The Best

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work? You Spin Me Round

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?

The idea is one of the options being floated ahead of potential coalition talks.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government Government Formation

Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government

As the election dust settles, the next focus is on who will form a government.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her' Ge2020

Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her'

The outgoing Health Minister said that based on the election commentary, “You’d swear [Mary Lou McDonald] had 80 seats”.

From TheJournal.ie What are the possible coalition options for the next government? Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

From TheJournal.ie FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks Get In Formation

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks

Martin does not have to consult the membership to enter talks with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020 Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

From TheJournal.ie Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare Ge2020

Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare

Michael McNamara (Independent) and Violet Anne Wynne (Sinn Féin) were also elected on the same count.

From TheJournal.ie What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances? Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count? Podcast

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

From TheJournal.ie Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count Dail Is Fair In Love And War

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count

The two beat off competition from a Fine Gael candidate in what is traditionally a stronghold for FG.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled Ge2020

AS IT HAPPENED: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition Fianna Fáil

'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition

Martin said that ‘today is not the day’ to speak about government formation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world Ge2020

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65 Exit Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

From TheJournal.ie The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

From TheJournal.ie Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job The Candidate Podcast

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

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