Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Will the independents support Fine Gael?

Katherine Zappone

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Dublin South-West TD has confirmed her support. Likely to be a minister linked to Education and Children.

Michael Healy-Rae

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Likely to accept a deal with Fine Gael, though yet to confirm. Has his eyes on a newly formed ministry for Rural Affairs.

Danny Healy-Rae

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Made it clear at a meeting of Independents that he would not be supporting Fine Gael, but may be swayed by his more politically experienced brother.

Maureen O’Sullivan

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Most unlikely. Has a number of issues, including economic policies at odds with her political beliefs.

Finian McGrath

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Under pressure from constituents not to back Fine Gael. Unclear if Mr Kenny could convince him; would demand a ministerial role.

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

First-time TD, almost certain to support an FG-led minority government.

John Halligan

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Extremely unlikey. The Waterford TD has severe difficulties entering government without firm promises on hospital services.

Shane Ross

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Still on the fence. Reluctant, unless all members of the Independent Alliance accept an FG deal. Maybe the lure of power will change his mind.

Sean Canney

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Will accept a deal. The Galway East TD is competing for the position of Minister for Rural Affairs.

Michael Fitzmaurice

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Tipped for the role of Minister for Rural Affairs, but now unlikely because of delays in provision of rural broadband.

Michael Collins

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Cork South West TD remains undecided. Will have reservations about entering a government led by Mr Kenny.

Mattie McGrath

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

As a former Fianna Fáil TD, Mr McGrath found it difficult to sit around a table with Fine Gael, will almost certainly not go in.

Michael Harty

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Will accept a minority government deal.Could be given a junior minister role in Department of Health.

Denis Naughten

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

The former Fine Gael TD lost party whip in 2011 but is now likely to return to the fold. Will also be hoping for a ministerial position for his support.

Noel Grealish

Where the Independents stand on mooted new coalition

Undecided. Has difficulties on the Eighth Amendment. Likely to leave his decision to the last minute.

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