Taoiseach Enda Kenny is set to be elected taoiseach after securing a deal with Fianna Fáil and Independents. Photograph: Maxwell/Julien Behal

Enda Kenny is expected to be elected taoiseach today, a full 70 days after the general election. He will appoint at least three Independent TDs to the(...)

A Dáil vote for taoiseach will take place at noon on Friday, Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe has confirmed. Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s appointmen(...)

Independent Alliance leader Shane Ross predicts tough negotiations while Finian McGrath has urged Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to order an inquiry into the Stardust disaster. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael has committed to increasing the subvention for people on group water schemes as part of its negotiations with Independents. Party negotiat(...)

Election 2016: Finian McGrath of The Independent Alliance arriving for talks with the Fine Gael negotiating team at Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Negotiators from both sides reported good progress in talks between Fine Gael and Independent TDs on the formation of a new government yesterday where(...)

Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice: ‘We intend to do 12 hours a day until it is sorted’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Negotiators from both sides have reported good progress in talks on Monday evening between Fine Gael and Independent TDs on the formation of a new gov(...)

 Independent TD John Halligan at Leinster House in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent TDs indicated they will not allow differences over localised issues to derail agreement with Fine Gael over their participation in a minor(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the GAA all-Ireland under 21 football championship final between Cork and Mayo in Ennis, Co Clare: Fine Gael hopes he will be elected Taoiseach this week. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Independent TDs have warned that their agreement on a programme for government this week cannot be taken for granted ahead of a meeting with Fine Gael(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny: courting Independents  to form minority government.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night assured Independent TDs a minority government led by his party would last. Mr Kenny attended a meeting with th(...)

 Katherine Zappone TD has already voted to support Enda Kenny as Taoiseach. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael will this weekend attempt to lock down the support of an additional six to 10 Independent TDs in order to secure Enda Kenny’s re-election a(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny: attended a meeting with Independent Alliance TDs on Friday night. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night assured Independent TDs that a minority government led by him would last. He attended a meeting with Independen(...)