Independent TD’s Mattie McGrath, Denis Naughten, Dr Micheal Harty, Noel Grealish and Michael Collins had a constructive and positive meeting with Enda Kenny and the Fine Gael negotiating team on the establishment of a Political Partnership Agreement.
“Both teams agreed that an inclusive partnership Government which reflected the decision of the people must be a stable government with the ability to solve real issues facing the people.
It was agreed that discussions will progress on a twin strand approach tomorrow with the aims of moving toward a constructive grouping of Independent TD’s willing to support government as well as building and establishing trust and new political relationships.
On foot of the initiative by our group of Independent TD’s Fine Gael have now seen that they have the opportunity to drive the process forward.
Our ultimate objective in moving the discussions forward is to provide a government that implements solutions to the housing crisis, chaos in A&E’; revitalising Rural Ireland for those who unemployed and struggling to pay their bills.
We stated quite categorically however that we remain open to sitting down with other parties and groups to progress our objective of realising a political partnership agreement.”