The Taoiseach has revealed that he did not vote for John McNulty in the Seanad by-election.
Enda Kenny made the comments on the campaign trail in Leitrim this morning.
Mr McNulty withdrew from the Seanad by-election last week amid the controversy over his appointment to a State board.
It was too late for his name to be removed from ballot papers, however.
Enda Kenny said that he expects other Government TDs and Senators who have not voted yet to decline to vote for Mr McNulty.
"Well, I filled my ballot paper over the weekend," he said.
"I'm very clear on this - John McNulty issued a call himself as a candidate to say: 'I do not wish Oireachtas members to vote for me', and I respect john McNulty's call and I have honoured that call.
"I would expect that the members who have not yet voted will respect the call made by John McNulty himself
"It's very clear. He said: 'I do not wish Oireachtas members to vote for me'."