Taoiseach Enda Kenny has today insisted that there is no deal or arrangement for the support of Independent TD Michael Lowry.
The former Fine Gael Minister suggested in local media in Tipperary recently he has "an understanding" with the Government for his support.
However, Enda Kenny has insisted in the Dáil that no such arrangement is in place.
"Let me confirm for you that ye hear one side of the situation here," he said.
"Deputy Lowry is an independent Deputy for quite a number of years in the House here.
"I'm very… I appreciate the fact that he has supported the Government in here, in terms of his record.
"There are no 'understandings' with any Deputy by Fine Gael, or by the Government."