Independent TD Denis Naughten has confirmed he is to seek a nomination to be the next Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil.
When the 33rd Dáil meets for the first time tomorrow, they will have to choose a TD to serve as Ceann Comhairle for the next term.
Seán Ó Feargháil is seeking another term, while Denis Naughten has also now put his name forward to be included on the secret ballot.
He needs the backing of seven members of the Dáil to be included on the ballot.
Deputy Naughten - the former minister for communications - has today written to TDs explaining his reasons he wants the job.
In his letter to deputies, the Roscommon-Galway deputy said: "The reason I am putting my name forward for the role of Ceann Comhairle is because one of the consistent messages I received on the doorsteps during the recent General Election was the public frustration with accountability.
"In an open, questioning culture, we need an effective and questioning parliament.
"Getting straight answers to straight questions is becoming more difficult in Dáil Éireann. This is reflected by that public frustration."
Deputy Naughten said his main aim in the role would be to "re-establish the authority of individual parliamentarians", and told TDs he would only serve one term in the role.
Nominations for the role close this evening, with Fine Gael's Frank Feighan also expressing interest in the job.
Yesterday, Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy ruled herself out of the contest.
Members of the new Dáil will also be asked to vote for the next Taoiseach tomorrow - with Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald among those expected to be nominated.
However, with no party yet commanding a majority and government formation efforts only in their early stages, Leo Varadkar's successor is not likely to be chosen.
Mr Varadkar and his cabinet will continue in a caretaker capacity until a new government is officially in place.