Michael Healy-Rae declares suspension of government talks over the weekend as "absolute nonsense"

The Independent TD believes that talks should have continued in order to find a solution

Michael Healy-Rae, Kerry, election,

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Michael Healy-Rae has expressed anger at the fact that the Government Formation talks have been suspended until Monday.

The independent TD for Kerry became animated after negotiations aimed at forming a Government were stalled again on Friday.

Yesterday there was speculation that Labour is considering another coalition with Fine Gael as part of a minority government.

However, Michael Healy Rae says that this isn't what the electorate want, especially now that Ireland has gone 50 days without a government, the longest period on record for the country. 

"Well I certainly wouldn't look forward to seeing Labour back in government," said Healy-Rae, "because the people of Ireland rejected Fine Gael and Labour. 

"Why could they not speak today? This is absolute nonsense".

Healy-Rae added that the group of 14 independent TDs who met last week have clearly stated that they need to see a program from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael "that would put in place measures for three budgets, and to think that they can't work on that over the weekend, well my goodness they could work a little bit harder".