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Election 2016: What happens when the Dáil returns?

Can a new government be formed?

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

28th February, 2016
The Dáil returns at 10.30am on Thursday March 10.

The first test of whether a new government can be formed will be when the Dáil returns at 10.30am on Thursday March 10.

The first task of newly elected TDs will be to choose a Ceann Comhairle by secret ballot. This was one of the reforms introduced by the government in the run-up to the election. It means that government TDs can vote for whoever they want without having to obey the party whip....

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