The Health Minister has launched an attack on Fianna Fáil, claiming they are delaying the confidence and supply talks, which have been progressing slowly between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail over the last few weeks.  

Simon Harris has today accused some Fianna Fáil TDs of making 'sniping' comments about Brexit at a time when the Government needs certainty.

His comments come as a number of senior Fine Gael Ministers say the party is ready for an election.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney says they are ready to go to the people.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says that while the posters aren't printed yet, the printers are well-oiled.