VIDEO: Lucinda Creighton - 'Fingers crossed I'll hold my seat - but if I don't I'm very philosophical about these things.
RENUA Ireland party leader Lucinda Creighton says she will continue to build on her party's results in a bid to provide a "positive platform for change".
The former FG TD told assembled journalists at the RDS that she hopes she will hold her seat in Dublin Bay South.
She is in a fight for the final two seats in the constituency.
"Fingers crossed I'll hold my seat - but if I don't I'm very philosophical about these things. At the end of the day the voters decide," she said. She told reporters she could have taken the "easiest" route and ran as in independent - but she wanted to build on her party's progress for the future.
"We took a decision not to take the easiest route and it would have been the easy route to run as independents. We've come together to give people a new positive platform for change. I'm proud of the fact that Renua Ireland exceeded the threshold of 2pc today or so it appears from the tallies.
"Renua Ireland is a party for the future. We're going to work to build on some of the results that we've had and we've had some really good results in a lot of constituencies around the country. So it's just the first step. I guess it's a benchmark.
"I'd suppose what I say in the terms of the outcome of this election is that it is so far from certain. Every constituency is going to be a battleground, that's for sure. We can see that all across the country.
"What my hope is and what the hope of Renua Ireland is that we will see a government formed after this. There is a real onus and a duty on the politicians and political parties now to come together, to work together to provide a stable and visionary government for the country and I wish everyone the very best," she said.