Deputy Healy-Rae says he believes Fianna Fáil had no intention of forming government

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has said he believes Fianna Fáil never had any intention of going into Government or they wouldn’t have voted for Sean Ó Fearghail as Ceann Comhairle. MIchael Healy Rae Deputy Healy-Rae says he also believes the agreement achieved by 14 Independents to abstain from yesterday’s vote on the election of a Taoiseach was a “good day’s work”. The Kerry deputy, who arranged the meeting with other Independents, said their abstention has forced Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil back into government formation talks. [audio_player src=””] However, Fianna Fáil deputy John Brassil says Independents had their chance of being part of those talks and now the only option was that Fianna Fáil would facilitate a minority government of Fine Gael supported by Independents.   John Brassil 3 He said the party had attempted to acquire the support of 12 Independents but had not been successful in achieving this. [audio_player src=””]