Deputy Labour Leader Alan Kelly rejected speculation over formation of possible government.

The Environment Minister and Deputy Labour Leader Alan Kelly has flatly rejected any suggestion that his party would do business with Michael Lowry if a number of independent TDs were needed to prop up the next government.
Speaking of his constituency rival, Mr Kelly said that the Labour party would never work with or ask for the support of anyone like Michael Lowry.

He went on to say that the government had made its views very clear about the independent TD and former Fine Gael minister, following the publication of the Moriarty Tribunal report.
Meanwhile, addressing the speculation on Tipp Mid West this morning Mr. Lowry said that he believes independent candidates are likely to play a significant role in propping up any future coalition.  While claiming that the Labour party is in large part responsible for the current coalition losing some of its support, he also indicated that he would not dismiss the idea of giving support to Fianna Fail as well, if such a situation were to arise.