Simon Harris denies Fine Gael is trying to gauge potential outcome of second election

The Health Minister has denied Fine Gael is trying to gauge the potential outcome of a second election.

Spreadsheets are circulating on social media which indicate the party could gain 24 seats if they return to the polls in August.

Simon Harris says the party is committed to forming a government.

He said does not believe the predictions are official Fine Gael documents.

“I haven’t been involved in any spreadsheet, I haven’t been asked about any spreadsheet but I don’t believe these are official Fine Gael spreadsheets,” said Mr Harris.

“I’m not in any of these so-called WhatsApp groups or any of the things I saw on Twitter overnight.

“The party is fully committed to trying to form a government.”