Grealish confirms talks on FF move


Progressive Democrats Galway West TD Noel Grealish has confirmed he has discussed the possibility of quitting the party with a Fianna Fáil minister.

"There has been a certain amount of discussion taking place, which has taken place between myself and a particular minister in Fianna Fáil, to be quite honest," he told Galway City television.

"I'll be frank. We have discussed my political future: where am I going to go, what am I going to do," he said, in the interview, which will be broadcast tonight on cable television in Galway.

However, Mr Grealish said further talks had been postponed until he and his supporters saw the outcome of efforts within the PDs to breathe life into the party.

"We have agreed to park the negotiations for a while to see what is going to happen to our own party first."

Last night, Fianna Fáil sources insisted the discussions were not part of an orchestrated effort to entice him to join the party.