Enda Kenny 'said he would seek support from FF'

Enda Kenny has told a group of independent TDs he is prepared to speak to Fianna Fáil about securing its support for a minority Government.

The comments came in a meeting with five rural TDs who are entering talks hoping to form a Government "in the national interest".

One of the five, Dr Michael Harty, said that Enda Kenny confirmed to them that he will work with Fianna Fáil to ensure a minority Government is stable.

Dr Michael Harty (left)

The Clare TD said that the Taoiseach also committed that a new Government would do its work differently.

"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."


 

Most Read in Ireland