The Green Party will enter talks with Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings tomorrow to try to find the basis for the formation of the next Government.
In a statement, the Green Party's National Executive Committee said that, at a meeting today, it has endorsed the recommendation of the party leader Trevor Sargent to enter the exploratory talks with Fianna Fáil.
The statement said that in spite of the Green Party's best efforts, the prospects for an alternative coalition looked remote.
Fianna Fáil opened contacts with the Greens on Thursday.
A Fianna Fail press release this evening confirmed the development.
It read: ‘Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have this afternoon separately completed their study and assessment of the policy and discussion documents which they exchanged in recent days.
'Fianna Fáil has now been informed by the Green Party that, following meetings of their Parliamentary Party and their National Executive Council, that the documents contain sufficient common policy objectives to allow for formal talks to commence between both sides, as to the possible formation of a coalition government. Fianna Fail is of a similiar view.
'Talks, therefore, have now been arranged between delegations from both parties, beginning tomorrow morning and continuing, it's expected, for a number of days.'
The Fianna Fáil delegation will comprise of Ministers Brian Cowen, Seamus Brennan and Noel Dempsey.