Green party and Fianna Fáil ministers have denied suggestions that there is a split in Cabinet over whether or not Anglo Irish Bank should be wound down early.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen said the government's position on Anglo is aimed at minimising the exposure to the taxpayer.
The Greens, however, want a quicker wind-down of the bank.
Energy minister Eamon Ryan said that while there is no split in Government, his party believes that an early closure would be the best thing for the taxpayer.
Mr Ryan said: "We want the least cost solution, and I think all the Irish people want that as well. It's (Anglo Irish Bank) a terrilbe legacy, but we can we manage it."