That result prompted a debate within the party - which has historic links with the Irish Labour Party - as to whether it should link up with Fianna
Fail, a move many believe will appeal to young voters and counter Sinn Fein's claims to be the only all-Ireland nationalist party.
When you crunch the numbers the only possibility of providing stable government over the next five years is through the so-called Grand Coalition, Fine Gael and Fianna
A bit like the bogus spats between Fianna
Fail and Fine Gael.
Fail has announced its first ever candidate to stand in a local election in Northern Ireland.
The country's parliament, or the DAaAaAeA il, is expected to elect Kenny as the taoiseach wh it meets days after Fianna
FAaAaAeA il - the biggest opposition par - announced it had reached a "(http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/the-full-document-fine-gael-fianna-f%C3%A1il-deal-for-government-1.2633572) confidence-and-supply " arrangement for a Fine Gael-led government.
THE long-awaited deal between Fine Gael and Fianna
Fail could lead to a "crisis-driven coalition", it was warned yesterday.
The potential three-year agreement between negotiators from the governing Fine Gael and the opposition Fianna
Fail parties means it's likely that caretaker Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Ireland's leader since 2011, will be re-elected next week atop a minority Fine Gael government.
Fail, partition and Northern Ireland, 1926-1971.
The decision by the Green Party to withdraw from the shaky Fianna
Fail-led government leaves the nation's Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen with little choice other than to call a general election earlier that the March 11 date he set last Thursday.
Summary: Brian Cowen steps down as head of Fianna
Fail party after week of political crises, but remains prime minister.
What is certain is that Fianna
F[sz]il's 13 years in power are all but over and they will not be returned to Government Buildings any time soon - Ladbrokes have a Fine Gael/Labour coalition at 1-6 to replace the current government.
The European Liberal Democrats (ELDR) finally agreed, on 16 April, to add the Irish party Fianna
Fail to its ranks.