Fianna Fáil's leader confirms his party's decision to refuse to hold talks with Sinn Féin on the formation of a government The decision to negotiate government formation was described as "completely untenable."
Fianna Fáil leader Michelál Martin said his party made the decision because of "irreconcilable differences" with Sinn Féin's economic policy .
Michelál Martin told RTÉ that his party wants to reach a government plan with other parties to "emergencyly respond to housing, health, climate change and regional imbalances."
To achieve this, he said his party will meet with the Greens, Labour, Social Democrats and will contact Fine Gael next week. But he said at a parliamentary meeting yesterday-all agree with the decision not to enter politics with Sinn Fen.
But Sinn Féin characterized his approach as totally untenable, as elections showed that the party represented more than 500,000 people. The party argued that Mr. Martin should know that people wanted change, but the party claimed that the reality was that he had learned nothing from the election.