The prospect of an early General Election is looking less likely after the Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin confirmed that his party intend to hold up the current confidence in supply agreement.
Mr Martin who was speaking to RTÉ’s The Week in Politics programme, said that although there have been some short comings in terms of the over all deal, we fully in intend to honour our agreement as the deal with Fine Gael has worked up until now.
The Fianna Fáil leader also revealed that his party are committed to voting in favour of next year’s budget, but he did reiterate that it should be primarily focused on housing and health.
He also stated that his party would support the enabling of legislation that is put forward by Fine Gael.
Mr Martin also dismissed claims that by supporting the next budget it could give Fine Gael an electoral advantage, by stating that he does not believe that budgets affect elections.