Look who’s talking: the line-ups in government formation talks

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are circling each other while the Greens may offer to join in, but with a manifesto that may chafe with the bigger parties’ rural supporters

Fianna Fáil’s negotiation team: the party believes Leo Varadkar’s statement during the first leaders’ debate that he was open to a coalition with them helped Sinn Féin. Picture:Gareth Chaney/Collins