Wednesday 7 December 2016

Niall O'Connor: Parties must compromise - or we go back to polls

Published 26/03/2016 | 02:30

Photo: Depositphotos
Photo: Depositphotos

Five hours after the start of Thursday's marathon talks at Government Buildings, the first formal item on the agenda was finally raised.

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'Political leadership on housing' kicked off the policy discussions between Enda Kenny, his negotiating team and the 17 visiting deputies.

It won't be until after a further 74 issues are thrashed out - ranging from GP care to school admissions - that those present move to discuss one of the great hot potatoes of Irish politics.

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