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Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today
The two parties will both meet with the Green Party separately later this week.
The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?
We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.
Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.
Peter Casey announces intention to stand for election in Taoiseach's constituency
The 62-year-old says he is standing in Dublin West to give people there a ‘protest vote’.
Poll: Should Mary Lou be allowed partake in RTÉ and Virgin Media's party leader debates?
Sinn Féin has complained about the party’s exclusion from two debates. to come back online soon after being down for over 18 hours
It’s not known why the site is down, or for how long it will be down for.
Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath won't be contesting the election
McGrath said in a statement that this was the correct decision for him and his family, but that he was “far from retiring”.
General election to be held on Saturday 8 February, says Taoiseach
It would be the first Saturday general election in this country since 1918.
Verona Murphy says she's 'not a racist' as she confirms run as independent general election candidate in Wexford
Former TD Marian Harkin has also announced a tilt at the Dáil, while Sinn Féin’s only MEP Matt Carthy is also intending to run.
Thousands of people who registered to vote may not be able to if election is held before 15 February
It has emerged that the updated register will not become valid until after Valentine’s Day.
Kevin 'Boxer' Moran is leaving the Independent Alliance
The junior minister said he may rejoin or join another grouping after the election.
Micheál Martin urges Varadkar to give 'certainty' and says end of April is 'logical time' for election
The Fianna Fáil leader also claimed that the Northern Irish assembly will be back up and running by 13 January. “Mark my words,” he said.
February, Easter, May? UK results ratchet up Irish election talk but Leo says it's not the right time
Leo Varadkar says the election should be May 2020, Micheál Martin wants it in Easter. Who will win out?
Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote
Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.