Irish PM says will attempt to form new government

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Posted: Mar 01, 2016 2:40 PM

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's largest party Fine Gael will attempt to form a government with other parties, groups and independent deputies after its outgoing coalition was rejected by voters, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Wednesday.

"Despite the disappointing outcome, which did not return the outgoing Fine Gael–Labour government, Fine Gael will be the largest group and we are determined to play our part in providing the Irish people with a government," Kenny said in a statement.

"We will engage fully and inclusively with other parties, groups and independent deputies to ensure that such a government is established."

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Mark Heinrich)