Leo Varadkar believes he will be the leader of the opposition following government formation talks.
The discussions will begin this lunchtime when Sinn Féin sits down with Solidarity People Before Profit and the Green Party with a view to forming a government.
The Taoiseach says he has no idea what the most likely outcome of the talks will be.
However, he says Fine Gael will talk to other parties if his numbers are needed to provide a stable government.
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He has accepted he's unlikely to still be the Taoiseach when they conclude.
Speaking earlier Varadkar said "We will stand by the state and the republic, and if we're needed in order to give the country political stability and good dovernance then we're willing to talk to other parties about that."
"The onus is on Sinn Fein, as the lead party, to honour the promises it made to the Irish people, to form a government led by them".