Thursday 19 January 2017

Forget 'positive and engaging talks' - TDs just need to pick least worst option

Published 06/04/2016 | 02:30

Leinster House. Photo: Tom Burke
Leinster House. Photo: Tom Burke

Forty days since the nation voted, the 158 TDs will return for the third time to Leinster House this afternoon to go through the motions again.

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In many ways the real talking - discussions between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil based on real Dáil numbers - will only begin after this afternoon's vote for Taoiseach. Estimates on how long it could take to make a deal vary from a fortnight to a month.

There is no guarantee of a deal. We cannot rule out another election happening before summer is with us.

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