Taoiseach Enda Kenny has again refused to confirm if he was recalled to give further evidence to the Fennelly commission.
Mr Kenny said that he "expects to fulfil" his "obligations in respect of the commission" and that Mr Justice Nial Fennelly "should be allowed to do his work… without advice or direction from anybody".
These remarks come after it was reported that the Taoiseach was one of three people who have been recalled to give further evidence in the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the resignation of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.
Mr Kenny was speaking in Kilkenny Castle at an event to launch the 'People, Place and Policy - Growing Tourism to 2025' strategy.
The aim of the plan is to create 50,000 jobs in the sector and grow overseas tourism revenue to €5bn annually.
A tourism scheme is also being devised for the south and east similar to the Wild Atlantic Way.
Mr Kenny described Ireland as "the number one choice for activity holidays".