A Government minister has said Fianna Fáil is not focused on any potential voting pact with Fine Gael.
Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue was speaking after Tánaiste Leo Varadkar raised the prospect of a voting pact between the two parties in the next general election.
He told the Irish Independent both parties could have won more seats in the last election if their supporters had transferred votes between them.
The Tánaiste suggested that, if the coalition does not collapse early, Fine Gael could look to continue with Fianna Fáil and the Greens in Government.
Minister McConalogue told Newstalk Breakfast his party is not focused on future partnerships.
"I think the general election is a long way away, it's over two years away," he said.
"Our focus in Government is working to deliver on the mandate which we got at the last election.
"The touchline will be the next general election, which is not due until February 2025."
He said Fianna Fáil’s objective is to reach the next election “having worked hard and delivered in Government”.
"Come the next election, our objective will be to get the strongest mandate, and to get transfers from as many voters as possible.
"That's a matter for two years away - our focus now is actually on delivering for the public," he added.