The Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has said a voting pact between Fine Gael and Labour is in the best interests of both parties.
Speaking ahead of this morning's Cabinet meeting Howlin said the two parties have proved they can tackle issues that would divide many governments.
He said Fine Gael and Labour have brought the country from ruin to a place where we can plan for the future.
Minister Howlin believes a voting pact can and should work.
“It is in the best interest of both parties in Government,” said Howlin.
“More importantly it is in the best interests of our country, that the current combination - which has brought the country literally from ruin to a place where we can plan a successful future - should be retained and should be returned to office.”