Kenny makes his first serious move towards forming a grand coalition

In the first meeting between the Micheal Martin & Kenny, the Fine Gael Press Office told us about this offer;

This evening the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Leader of Fianna Fáil Micheal Martin had a positive and constructive meeting during which they discussed the current political situation and options for the formation of a stable and lasting Government. 

The Taoiseach made a formal offer for the formation of a full partnership Government including Fine Gael, Independents and Fianna Fail which would have the potential to provide a stable and lasting government. The Taoiseach and  the Fianna Fail Leader have agreed to meet again tomorrow for further discussions.

Gavan Reilly from Today FM reported this response from Fianna Fail;

FF KENNY

Further news expected today….

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs