Sinn Fein is celebrating a stunning election victory in the Republic, after winning the popular vote, with attention now turning to if the party will enter government - and with who.
The party secured 24.5% of the vote ahead of Fianna Fail on 22.2% and Fine Gael on 20.9%. Sinn Fein will have at least 37 seats, with 28 seats yet to be called. Fianna Fail will be above 40 seats and Fine Gael under 40.
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DUP MP Ian Paisley described the result of the Irish general election as a "slap in the face" for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for his rejection of a Sinn Fein partner in government, while he urged those in Northern Ireland to share power with Mary Lou McDonald's party.
Writing in the Belfast Telegraph on January 22, I suggested Sinn Fein's performance in recent opinion polls raised the possibility the party might be required to prop up a Micheal Martin government in three weeks time.
Historic is overused as a word, but it doesn't take a final tally of seats to appreciate that this election in the Irish Republic has been groundbreaking, with Sinn Fein's share of first preference votes finally going ahead of the two parties who've taken turns to rule the country for the past 100 years.