Fianna Fáil failed to win a hoped for overall majority and actually lost seats. The Progressive Democrats also lost seats while Roger Garland won the Green Party's first seat.
A month after the general election, following protracted negotiations, the Progressive Democrats entered coalition with Fianna Fáil to form a new government
A look at how people were voting in rural Ireland including a woman who shouts her vote for the general and European elections of 1989.
With difficulties again arising in the formation of a government Liam Cahill reports on the Dáil debate on the election of a Taoiseach.
Unlikely partners the Progressive Democrats and Fianna Fáil from a coalition government.
A look at two TDs in Waterford who lost their seats in the general election of 1989.