Labour confirms it won’t be in new government as 5 independents step up talks

labour logoLabour has confirmed it won’t be part of, or help to form, a new government. The party’s decided to sit out the next term in government after a meeting of its parliamentary party this afternoon. The statement comes as a group of five independent TD says they’re stepping up talks to form a government with Fine Gael ‘in the national interest’. The group – all of whom are from rural areas – has met with both Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, but says it is convinced that Fine Gael is determined to do so.