Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today that he will seek help from Fianna Fáil in relation to securing support for a minority government.
The comments came in a meeting with five rural Independent TDs who are entering talks hoping to form a Government “in the national interest”.
One of the five TDs present, Dr Michael Harty, said that Enda Kenny confirmed to them that he will work with Fianna Fáil to ensure a minority Government is stable.
TD Harty also said that Mr Kenny promised that a new government will do its best to work differently in a national interest.
“This is obviously not going to be a majority Government,” he said.
“The last Government was a huge majority Government and they were guaranteed to win all their votes.
“This is a minority Government, and because it is a minority Government, it has to work in a completely different way.
“It has to be a new form of politics and it has to be based on compromise and inclusivity and in trust, and that’s what we were trying to start building today.”