• Further talks will get underway between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail this week in the formation of a government.

    Work on a document that will outline how a coalition may function is ongoing.

    While there's no deadline for completion, it's said to be progressing well.

    Once completed, the framework will be presented to other parties and independent TDs for consideration.

  • Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil formally launch their election manifestos today.

    The documents will set out the plans for the next five years from the two biggest parties.

    Less than two hours apart, later today, they will launch their visions for the next five years.

    It will give voters a chance to put the proposals of the two largest parties side by side to compare and contrast.

    The Greens will launch their manifesto tomorrow - today they're trying to highlight the cost of taking no action on climate change.

    Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald is in Kerry today to launch the parties proposals for dealing with Cervical Check.

    Labour's focus is on childcare proposals today

    While the Social Democrats are holding a policy launch on 'honest politics'

    All parties will be trying to steal a last bit of momentum today heading into the weekend