John Halligan said he does not know whether the Independent Alliance will lose Sean Canney.
Speaking on Today with Sean O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, Halligan answered questions on the position of Canney within the Independent Alliance.
"I'm not going to bullshit you, I don't know," he said.
He said there were no terms agreed for Sean Canney and Kevin 'Boxer' Moran when agreeing on sharing the Junior ministry.
He said the Alliance is happy to have Moran as Minister.
"The decision we have made is Boxer remains as Minister, he's a good minister, we don't want him to move.
"He's doing the job and he's doing it quite well as it is."
Listen to the interview here: