Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin insists his party will not agree to any new deadlines or conditions as part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement talks with Fine Gael next week.
The Fianna Fáil negotiating team will be made up of deputy leader Dara Calleary and TDs Michael McGrath, Lisa Chambers and Charlie McConalogue.
Speaking at the annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration in Co Kildare, Mr Martin said: “We have guaranteed stability in the coming months because of the critical phase of the Brexit negotiations, so unless the Taoiseach decides otherwise there is no danger of Ireland being caught without a functioning parliament and stable government due to an election campaign and lengthy government formation period.
“Our focus is on delivering stability until the risk of a no-deal Brexit or a major last-minute change is overcome.
“We are entering the review in good faith. If the Government matches this good faith it can be a constructive process.”
Fine Gael is pressing for speedy completion of the talks.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he wants to see another election in summer 2020.Tags: