Fine Gael issue fresh invite to Fianna Fáil for talks on government formation

The Acting Taoiseach’s issued a fresh invite to the Fianna Fáil leader for talks to resume on Government formation. Taoiseach Enda KennyEnda Kenny says there now needs to be “a sense of urgency” in dealing with the issue, seven weeks after the election. It followed the defeat of both men for the third time in Dáil votes on the election of a Taoiseach – though Mr Kenny gained the support of Independent Katherine Zappone this afternoon. Mr Kenny says he’s willing to continue talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.