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Enda Kenny has had a 'very good and very constructive' talk with the Green Party

The Taoiseach made the comments at an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels today.

FINE GAEL LEADER Enda Kenny has said that he has held a “very good, very constructive and very straightforward” meeting with the Green Party.

Speaking at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels today, the Taoiseach said that he had met with leader of the Green’s Eamon Ryan and newly elected TD Catherine Martin.

“We met with the Green Party yesterday,” Kenny said. “I had a very good meeting with Eamon Ryan and the new Deputy Martin obviously talking about policy issues in so far as the Green Party is concerned.

They want to talk to their people on Monday and obviously they are looking forward to seeing issues that are of importance to the Green Party.

Over the past few weeks Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have taken in a string of meetings with independents and smaller parties in the hope of securing enough support to form a feasible government.

In the event that either party can collect enough backing to form a minority government, they would still be required to, at least, depend on the ad-hoc support of the other party.

There has been speculation that these meetings are merely a preamble to the formation of a grand coalition between the two civil war parties. 

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Speaking in Brussels today Kenny also said the was sending his est wishes out to the Irish diaspora on St Patrick’s Day and declined to comment on Gerry Adams’ comments after being unable to enter the White House.

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