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Decision to make: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin with Green Party TDs during a press briefing at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Decision to make: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin with Green Party TDs during a press briefing at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Decision to make: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin with Green Party TDs during a press briefing at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Green TDs are divided over whether the party should enter government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

Party sources say leader Eamon Ryan is in favour of the Greens ultimately doing a deal with the two parties if efforts to form a national unity government fail.

Carlow-Kilkenny TD Malcolm Noonan said if a unity government cannot be formed then "the only realistic scenario for a stable government is Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and I am more than willing to talk to them".