FG and FF have been in decline for decades so collaboration is a must
Even before the last of the election results were declared, it was clear that any new government was going to require engagement and co-operation between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Between them, the two parties won 94 seats. Sinn Féin and some of the hard-left TDs have removed themselves from government formation entirely. The only workable arrangement is a Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agreement.
For a month, there has been discussion of the options on what might be called a spectrum of cooperation.
Engagement and co-operation