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Goal: European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is a chief architect of the European Union’s ambitious ‘Green Deal’ to tackle climate change. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Goal: European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is a chief architect of the European Union’s ambitious ‘Green Deal’ to tackle climate change. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Goal: European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is a chief architect of the European Union’s ambitious ‘Green Deal’ to tackle climate change. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

There is growing concern in Fianna Fáil that the long-drawn-out government formation talks are "running out of road".

The party wants the negotiations with Fine Gael and the Green Party to reach a conclusion in the next 24 hours so there is enough time for its 15,000 members to approve a government deal.

But as the talks drag on, key issues like the State pension age and the Green Party's demand to cut carbon emissions by 7pc a year remain unresolved.