Updated: 27/11/17 : 06:52:15
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Talks to avoid General Election resume today

Taoiseach Leo Varadakar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin will meet again today, Monday, as efforts continue to avoid a general election being caused by the garda whistleblower controversy.

They met on several occasions over the weekend and their meeting last night was described as constructive.

However, neither party has changed its core position, with Fianna Fáil seeking the resignation of Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, and Fine Gael resisting this.

Last night the two leaders met for an hour.

RTÉ reports that there were updates on several issues, some progress reported and the meeting was described as constructive.

The review of documents in the Department of Justice will be completed by lunchtime today and the documents sent to the Disclosures Tribunal.

A number of sources told RTÉ News that the documents would be made available to the opposition parties and also published later today.

While both sides are holding firm, the fact they are meeting for the fourth day in a row, means there is some scope for compromise.

But to resolve this crisis and avoid the country going to the polls for the second time in less than two years, a decision will have to be made on the Tánaiste's position.