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Possible partners in coalition are poles apart on the key issues from housing to pensions and unity

Parties trying to form a new government don't see eye to eye on many of the main issues. Here's where they all stand - and where they differ

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Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy, Pearse Doherty, Eoin Ó Broin and Louise O’Reilly

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy, Pearse Doherty, Eoin Ó Broin and Louise O’Reilly

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy, Pearse Doherty, Eoin Ó Broin and Louise O’Reilly

Income tax: Sinn Féin: 5pc levy on those earning more than €140,000.

Fianna Fáil: Raise entry level to higher tax rate to €38,300 for singles, and to €76,600 for married couples.

Green Party: Increase the tax credit for the self-employed by €150 to €1,650.