Government buildings, Dublin
Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny (top) and Fianna Fáil Leader Michaél Martin (above) slowly head for talks.
Mr Martin told reporters:
“Just before lunchtime I rang the Taoiseach and we agreed that we would engage in the aftermath of that (Wednesday’s vote for taoiseach). I told him we were in negotiations with independents, just as he is, and when that process had concluded, we’d engage after that.
“We didn’t get into that detail [about whether Fianna Fail would support a Fine Gael minority] I know people are anxious to know when a government is going to be formed and all of that, but I think we’re some weeks away from that yet.”