Fine Gael is willing to work with Sinn Fein.

FG says it will work with SF on the council if necessary. The party met last night and councillors agreed they will try to come to an agreement on the chair. Four separate strategies were put forward to negotiators Johnny O Connor and Tim Buckley. According to Cllr O Connor they have prioritised their options.Meanwhile FF says it is happy to work with any of the groups in the council. The party met last last night and according to Paul O Donohue they are keeping all options open. Cllr O Donohue says given the numbers their options are to do a deal with FG or else two smaller groups.