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New government will face unenviable task of untangling this mess after crisis

Philip Ryan


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Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald (Niall Carson/PA)

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald (Niall Carson/PA)

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald (Niall Carson/PA)

The meetings between party leaders in Government Buildings have been reasonably collegiate to date.

Leo Varadkar has invited them once a week to Government Buildings.

The leaders sit in one room with the Taoiseach and listen to briefings via video link from senior health officials such as chief medical officer Tony Holohan and HSE chief Paul Reid.