A new opinion poll shows that if the Government was to call a snap election, the Coalition may not be returned.
The Irish Times Ipsos MRBI poll has support for Fine Gael steady at 28% since May, while there has been a slight one-point increase for Labour who stand at 8%.
However, both parties need to gain significant support to have a real chance of retaining power for a second term.
Fianna Fáil support has remained steadyat 20% in the latest poll and they are now ahead of Sinn Féin, who are down for the second poll in a row and stand at 19%.
Independents and Others are up a point to 25%.