With counting almost complete Fine Gael has a record number of seats while the Fianna Fáil vote has collapsed following the 2011 general election.

RTÉ News report on the winners and losers among the main political parties following the 2011 general election.

With a record number of seats in the Dáil Fine Gael is the largest party and set to form the next government. Enda Kenny leader of Fine Gael and the Taoiseach in waiting promises supporters that the party will not fail in the challenge ahead.

Alan Shatter of Fine Gael talks about possible discussions on forming a government. Eamon Gilmore leader of the Labour Party the second largest party on possibility of forming a coalition with Fine Gael.

Michael Martin the leader of Fianna Fáil on the disastrous results for his party. Gerry Adams the leader of Sinn Féin on the success for his party in the general election of 2011.