The Dáil is currently meeting as we await Micheál Martin being nominated as Taoiseach.


The members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party voted yesterday to back an historic coalition government which will take power today.


The Fianna Fáil leader will likely be elected around lunchtime before appointing a team of Ministers this evening.


Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary is expected to receive a ministerial position.


And FF’s Michael McGrath says the government's entering a period of huge challenge with major decisions to be made:


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