The Fianna Fail leader has said today that his party is now ‘committed’ to making a Fine Gael-led minority government work.
He made this assertion despite his previous statements that he would not go into a coalition government with his arch-rival
It is understood that the two parties will meet again for further talks on Monday to work out the practicalities of how to go about electing a Taoiseach, and how other party policies would work. If Fianna Fail does enter into a Fine Gael-led minority government, however, they would also lead the Opposition, giving rise to a lot of speculation about totalitarian control of the political landscape, and a multitude of conflicts of interest at the same time.
Mr. Martin said “We are not signing up to a program for Government, but we do accept that undertakings have to be given and we are entering into this in a very positive frame of mind.
“Because we have looked at what is happening across Europe and Canada and New Zealand and everywhere else where minority Governments have worked.
“And so we are committed to making that work.”