Lessons in 'Dáil numbers for slow learners' to go on
Today we are precisely on the seven-week mark since the election. From tomorrow, all previous records of time without a government will be broken.
Back in 1992-93, it took 48 days, from election day on November 25 until January 12, for Albert Reynolds and Dick Spring to put together a Fianna Fáil-Labour coalition.
This time around, after a similar delay, we seem to be only beginning.