A result from Fine Gael's vote on the programme for government is expected in the next hour.

Counting is continuing to decide whether or not Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens will enter government together.

While a carve up of which party will get which ministries has already begun.

A result from Fine Gael's count is expected in the next hour and it's thought it will be largely in favour of entering government.

The others are going to take a few hours yet as counting continues - closer to 8pm.

Sources have also said it looks as though Fine Gael will keep the Foreign Affairs, Finance, Business and Justice portfolios.

While Fianna Fáil will take charge of housing and public expenditure, and possibly education.

Green leader Eamon Ryan is expected to take charge of a new climate and transport Department.

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