The economy is reeling following the shutdown as part of efforts to halt the spread of Covid-19. This week it became clear that the next government will face tough financial decisions.
But so far there has been very limited progress on the formation of a new administration.
The Green Party has not yet committed to enter formal negotiations with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
If a smaller party won't join the two parties could Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin find himself under pressure in his efforts form a government ?
Or would Fine Gael set aside its resistance to going into government without a third political party?
On the Your Politics podcast presenter Paul Cunningham is joined by Sandra Hurley, Mícheál Lehane and Fiachra Ó Cionnaith.