Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are expected to engage again today in a bid to avert a pre-Christmas General Election.
The collapse of the Government could be imminent as the parties disagree over the Tánaiste’s handling of the Maurice McCabe controversy.
Fianna Fail has tabled a motion of no-confidence in the former Justice Minister and are expected to vote on the motion on Tuesday.
Fine Gael Deputy Jerry Buttimer says the party remains fully behind Frances Fitzgerald:
“Neither Fianna Fáil nor Sinn Féin can explain why they want an election over an issue that is being handled by the tribunal.
“The Táinaiste as far as I’m concerned has done nothing wrong, her record as minister has shown that she has protected whistleblowers.
“She has been very much about leading the culture of change within the Department of Justice and within the gardaí so this is opportunism at its worst by the opposition.”
Last night, Fianna Fáil were examining Department of Justice documents in an attempt to salvage their supply and confidence agreement with Fine Gael.
The documents contain information in relation to the Tánaiste’s handling of the Maurice McCabe controversy.
Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has called for clarity over the batch of documents.