Taoiseach has refused to rule out working with Michael Lowry, but Joan Burton has concerns about Independents' agendas
The Tánaiste says she would be deeply concerned to be part of a government propped up by Independents.
Joan Burton said a Fine Gael / Labour deal with Independents would put economic recovery at risk.
She was speaking after the Taoiseach yesterday appeared to pave the way for a deal with Michael Lowry, if Fine Gael and Labour do not get the number of seats they need to form a government.
The Labour leader says she would not like to be relying on people with different agendas:
"I would be very concerned if there is talk that the next government would be beholden to a series of Independents with different personal agendas and different local agendas."