With difficulties again arising in the formation of a government Liam Cahill reports on the Dáil debate on the election of a Taoiseach.

During a Dáíl debate on the election of a Taoiseach it is agreed that more time be given to Fianna Fáíl and the Progressive Democrats to negotiate for a coalition government.

When the election results were complete it became obvious that yet again it was going to be difficult to form a government. When the newly elected Dáil deputies met on 29 June, they were unable to elect a new Taoiseach and government.

In a Dáil debate on 6 July, Charles Haughey indicates that Fianna Fáil would be willing to enter coalition "in the higher national interest" of forming a government and avoiding another election.