The Green Party has today dismissed the notion that the Government will not be able to do its business, without a strong majority in the Dáil.
Communications Minister Eamon Ryan was reacting to the news that Fine Gael has decided to end its pairing agreement with the Government.
As a result, Tánaiste and Education Minister Mary Coughlan has had to cancel a planned visit to the US this week.
It also puts more pressure on the Government's already slim majority in the Dáil.
The move could lead to some further tensions between the coalition partners however, after Green Party Chairman Dan Boyle tweeted: "At times it frustrates that our discipline as a party isn't being matched by some FF backbenchers cherrypicking the programme for government."