With just four days before the new Dail meets for the first time, Bertie Ahern now expects to be re-elected Taoiseach for a third term with the support of the Progressive Democrats and four of the five independent deputies.
The Dail numbers will leave the Fianna Fail-led government with an extremely tight majority, similar to the 19972002 administration.
Informal contacts are continuing over the weekend between Fianna Fail and the Greens following the ending of talks...
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