Here's when outgoing Minister for Finance Michael Noonan expects the next general election to be 3 years ago

Here's when outgoing Minister for Finance Michael Noonan expects the next general election to be

Everybody ready to head back to the polls?

With all 158 seats of the 32nd Dáil accounted for, the pressure is on the various parties to form a government. As it stands, a coalition between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seems like the most likely outcome.

However, even the highest up members of those parties aren't optimistic of such an agreement holding for a very long time.

Speaking to the first post-election meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party, outgoing Minister for Finance and former leader of Fine Gael Michael Noonan says he expects an 'early or mid-term election'. This means the TD from Limerick foresees an election taking place within the next two-and-a-half years.

According to the Irish Times, Enda Kenny announced to the meeting that he would speak to independents and smaller parties tomorrow about forming a new government.

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