And meanwhile… the Republic still has no government.

Lest we forget, Oireachtas TV is covering the resumption of the Nomination of Taoiseach this afternoon at 2.30pm. If you are confused (and you probably should be) here’s Pat Leahy’s take on the current state of affairs… There is an ever-present fear in both the big parties that the Independent TDs are not sufficiently serious about actually doing a deal with them that would stick through the inevitable vicissitudes of life in government. They might want to be in government, …

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An Mailleach’s guide to what comes after the deadlock of #GE16…?

FUMBLING INTO THE DARK: There are no time limits set out as to how long it should be before we give up and go to the polls again. This is uncharted territory – with no legal guide – so, politics trumps everything. Dr. Eoin O’Malley of Dublin City University lays out what happens next.