The Taoiseach says he's "disappointed" that he only found out yesterday about a driving ban served by Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen several years ago.
It has emerged Minister Cowen was stopped at a Garda checkpoint in 2016 on his way home to Offaly, after he attended the All-Ireland Football Final in Dublin.
The Irish Independent reports he was found to be over the limit and received a €200 euro fine and was disqualified from driving for three months.
Minister Cowen has said he is 'profoundly sorry' about the incident.
In a statement today, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he was only made aware of the issue yesterday afternoon.
Mr Martin said: "I have spoken to Minister Cowen and I accept that his remorse about this incident is genuine.
"I am disappointed that I learned about it in this way and have made that clear to him.”