The Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said the next general election should not happen until March of 2025.
Minister Ryan wants the Government to run as late as possible in the hope of building more homes in that time.
Many in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil favour an election date in the autumn of 2024.
Speaking at the United Nations in New York, Minister Ryan said wants the coalition to last as long as it legally can.
"I think if we can, I think we should run to March '25 in terms of a general election," he said.
"In the autumn of '24 we'll have probably a UK election, we'll have an American presidential election - do we want our election in the middle of that?
"In a world where there's very few stable governments, where actually that's a real benefit to the country.
"It helps people invest in the country and also you can get things done."
'A really important election'
Minister Ryan said he wants the coalition to last in order to build more homes.
"I'd prefer to get as much things done in building as many houses between now and March '25, delivering as much of the climate agenda between then and then go to the people," he said.
"In the interim, there's actually a really important election plus a referendum or two.
"The local and European elections are important; local government is important [and] we don't give it enough attention, we don't give it enough respect," he added.