Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams waves to supporters after his elected
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Irish election: Results show political sea change, says Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said his party will "not betray our electorate" by forming a coalition with either of the Republic of Ireland's largest parties.

The country's general election is expected to produce a hung parliament after a poor performance in the poll by the existing coalition.

Fine Gael, the main governing party, looks likely to remain the largest in parliament, but will have only a narrow lead over its main rival, Fianna Fáil.

Mr Adams said the results demonstrated a sea change in Irish politics.

  • 28 Feb 2016