Fine Gael members have approved going into government with Fianna Fáil and the Green Party.

Overall it was 80 per cent in favour with 20 per cent voting against the programme for government.

The first of three votes is in and it's overwhelmingly in favour of going into government.

The overall result was 80% in favour of doing the deal with Fianna Fáil and the Greens.

There was a turnout of 95% from their electoral college system.

90 per cent of their TDs, Senators and MEPs voted in favour of the deal.

It was 85% among the national executive, and 71% support among constituency delegates.

However, just 57% of local councillors in Fine Gael voted in favour.

So that's one of three down.

Fianna Fáil's official counting only got underway around 3.30pm with a result expected sometime around 6pm.

While the Greens are taking longer than expected and might not have a result until 8pm this evening.

It's only then when all the results are in that we'll know whether there will be a new government, and if Micheál Martin will be elected Taoiseach tomorrow.


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