Minister for Children and Equality Roderic O'Gorman said that he still has 'full confidence' in Paschal Donohoe, despite the Minister for Public Expenditure's expensing errors.
Minister Donohoe is said to have identified an issue with his 2020 election expenses after amending a declaration to the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) in relation to a 2016 election donation.
He had previously said that there were no issues with declarations from any year apart from 2016.
Minister O'Gorman told On the Record that, in his view, Minister Donohoe has not lost credibility.
"In terms of full confidence, I'm speaking in terms of what he said to the Dáil last week", Minister O'Gorman said.
"Obviously, like all of us, we have to hear what he has to say."
Paschal Donohoe is said to be spending the weekend going through old election filings to ensure there are no other undisclosed donations or expenditure.
Donohoe will make a statement in the Dáil this week and take questions, which Minister O'Gorman expects will "put an end" to the matter.
"Minister Donohoe has recognised that there was an error in his 2016 SIPO returns and he's bringing forward a new return which SIPO will obviously examine", he said.
"He's apologised for that and I think it was important that he did so."
Minister O'Gorman says that the now week-long controversy has not destabilised the government.
Cabinet has not been informed of any findings from the most recent lookback on the Minister for Public Expenditure's election finances.
Despite this, Minister O'Gorman affirms that his confidence in his coalition colleague has not wavered.
"Of course, we do have to see the statement that he makes next week", he said.
"But I suppose in terms of what he's said so far, I still have full confidence in him."
"I think he's recognised that there was an error and he's apologised for that."
He said that Minister Donohoe's track record in the departments of finance and public expenditure, as well as his work with the European Union has given the government confidence in his "ability to continue to support the strong economic growth that he's a key element of".
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