After the General Election of 5 November 1992, the Labour Party was the big winner, returning 33 deputies. Dr Mossajee Bhamjee became the first Muslim elected to the Dáil when he was elected as a Labour deputy for Clare.
Labour held the balance of power and, following long negotiations, formed a coalition with Fianna Fáil. Albert Reynolds was elected Taoiseach.
Many supporters of both parties found the formation of this coalition hard to reconcile.
With over a third of the electorate in Dublin, 'Marketplace' follows five candidates in five city constituencies.
A look at the tallymen, a traditional form of political calculation unique to the Irish election system.
After ten days of counting in Dublin South Central, Ben Briscoe of Fianna Fáil beat Eric Byrne of Democratic Left to the last seat.
Dr Mossajee Bhamjee became the first Muslim elected to the Dáil when he was elected as a Labour deputy for Clare. Cliona O'Flynn's radio documentary the 'Indian from Clare' looks back on the election of the popular psychiatrist.
Compromise is difficult for the supporters of both Labour and Fianna Fáil as the parties look to form a coalition government.