As attention shifts to Independents and the role they will play in a minority government, Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has said he is maintaining his stance not to support Enda Kenny and a Fine Gael led minority government.
Fine Gael has agreed a three budget deal with Fianna Fáil and is expected to take office as a minority government this week.
A vote will be held on Wednesday to elect a Taoiseach and the Kerry TD said he will be voting against Enda Kenny.
Mr Healy-Rae also said he wasn’t approached this weekend by Fine Gael as he has made his position clear:
Meanwhile as part of the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil deal, water charges are being suspended and there are calls for the fees to be reimbursed to those who paid. Deputy Healy-Rae agrees: