Talks aimed at averting a snap General Election continue today.
All through the weekend, the Taoiseach and the Fianna Fail leader met and kept in contact, in an effort to stave off a Christmas election.
Meetings between Varadkar and Martin have ended for the night - another one expected tomorrow afternoon. 'Progress made'...
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) November 26, 2017
The meetings were described as productive, but also sensitive, as both sides stick to their respective lines that the Tanaiste must stay, or go.
Yesterday it emerged that the Department of Justice had received a second briefing, this time from the then Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, regarding her legal strategy to question the motivation of Sgt Maurice McCabe – but in this instance, Frances Fitzgerald was not informed.
A trawl of documents at the Department of Justice will continue this morning, with any further evidence set to be delivered to the Disclosures Tribunal.
Unless a solution can be found in the next 36 hours or so, a Christmas election is inevitable.