Sinn Féin’s negotiating team, top from left Pearse Doherty, Eoin Ó Broin, Matt Carthy and Louise O’ Reilly at Government Buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin 2 yesterday
Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin’s Finance Spokesperson, is adamant a coalition with Independents and smaller parties is possible.
“We’re not naive in this, there is obviously issues which need to be thrashed out with the party but what needs to happen is real, proper engagement,” said Mr Doherty.
“That is what Sinn Féin have been doing. That is why we hit the ground running last week with initial contacts with those parties.
“We want to tease out with them their appetite for really delivering on what the voters gave us and that was a clear direction that they wanted these big issues of health and housing and others resolved.
“So that is our first port of call.”
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