Niall O'Connor: Parties must compromise - or we go back to polls
Published 26/03/2016 | 02:30
Five hours after the start of Thursday's marathon talks at Government Buildings, the first formal item on the agenda was finally raised.
'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.