Micheál Martin expected to offer Taoiseach another year

Fianna Fáil leader to decide on renegotiating confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin:  will decide his next move after his negotiating team report back to him on progress of talks to date. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: will decide his next move after his negotiating team report back to him on progress of talks to date. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil negotiators may formally report back to party leader Micheál Martin as early as Thursday on talks with Fine Gael on the future of the arrangement which props up the minority Government.

Sources said Mr Martin will then take a day or two to make a decision on whether to enter into talks to renegotiate and extend the confidence-and-supply deal.

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