Local TD Pauline Tully said there was a sense of ‘euphoria and excitement’ at Sinn Féin’s first parliamentary party meeting since the General Election.
She said that Sinn Féin was still involved in meetings with leftist parties but no in-depth discussions had taken place over policy issues.
Fianna Fáil has ruled out doing a deal with Sinn Féin.
However, Pauline Tully added that while Sinn Féin is willing to talk to Fianna Fáil, the party “has to hold true to their promises”:
Matt Carthy, who topped the polls in the recent election, said there are huge differences between Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil, but that the party has a responsibility to deliver a programme for change: