A Midlands TD believes Mary Lou McDonald can form a Government without his party.
Sinn Fein claims Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are ignoring the will of the people 'at their peril'.
In a phonecall yesterday, Micheál Martin reiterated to Mary Lou McDonald that Fianna Fáil would not form a government with Sinn Fein.
He said no one party can force another to form a government when their views are incompatible.
Fine Gael also won't work with the party - which Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane says is undemocratic:
But Longford Westmeath Fine Gael TD Peter Burke claims Sinn Féin doesn't need the support of his party or Fianna Fáil to form a government: