That's the view of Longford/Westmeath TD Sorca Clarke.
A midlands Sinn Féin TD believes plans for the next government lack ambition.
Longford-Westmeath's Sorca Clarke expects Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens will have difficulty getting support from grassroots members for the new Programme for Government.
She feels the ongoing limbo could have been resolved much sooner if all parties were included in government formation talks, and feels we'll be facing into a general election "quite soon".
Deputy Clarke says anyone involved in politics on the ground knows this deal isn't good enough: