The Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton has said it is far too early to talk about an election pact between the coalition partners.
Burton was responding to comments made by former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery, who called on both parties to fight the upcoming campaign as a single bloc.
The Tánaiste believes the coalition has been a “marriage of convenience” that has “worked well” in the national interest.
She added “creative tensions” between Fine Gael and Labour have benefitted the economy.
“It is far too early to talk about electoral pacts, the Government still has a lot of work to do in terms of completing its term,” said Burton
“I would be very ambitious and anxious to see that term completed.”