DUBLIN TD Finian McGrath warned maverick TD Mick Wallace he was ready to do battle with him over his membership of the Dail Technical Group.
McGrath quit as chairman of the independent TDs group in protest at Wallace's arrival at a meeting of the group.
"I was so furious at the way he just swanned back into the meeting and told us the Ceann Comhairle said he could rejoin the group.
"I've calmed down now and I am prepared to let matters rest. But it all depends on the next 24 hours.
"If Mick Wallace comes out with all guns blazing against me, then it's game on," he said.