TALKS CONTINUE TO FORM A GOVERNMENT
Talks on the formation of a minority government are due to continue this morning.
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil indicated yesterday they were making progress in the talks.
However, acting Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald appears to have ruled out the prospect of a deal being finalised in time for Enda Kenny to be re-elected Taoiseach this week.
Meanwhile, the Tánaiste Joan Burton has written to Labour party members to advise them she’s making preparations for a fresh election.
She also appears to have ruled out the idea of Labour re-joining Fine Gael in government.