Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has said there is no 'cute hoor' politics in his party and that the party is absolutely above board in all its financial dealings.
'What you see is what you get, we have nothing to hide and we are proud of that, there are no dealings, or flitting from tent to tent with Fine Gael, no brown envelopes, no dig-outs and no influence buying', he said.
The party leader was reacting to a speech by Deputy Lucinda Creighton earlier this week at the MacGill Summer School in Co Donegal.
Mr Kenny said he was disappointed that internal matters for the party were raised at a public forum.
Ms Creighton criticised Fine Gael's association with property developers indebted to NAMA and called for an end to 'cute hoor' politics within the party.
He also responsed to Ms Creighton's suggestion that there were still wounds to be healed in Fine Gael.
Mr Kenny said FG is a very broad spectrum and 'our focus is on the pending general election, which is on its way'. He said he wants all hands on deck to remove, what he called, the worst Government in the history of the State from office.
Mr Kenny said he had not spoken to Deputy Creighton since her speech.
Earlier, Green Party TD Paul Gogarty said that his party would gladly 'go to the country' should Fianna Fáil fail to agree to bring forward legislation to tackle corporate donations.
Speaking to RTÉ News, Mr Gogarty said he is almost certain that legislation will be published in the autumn that will deal with corporate donations to political parties.
But Fianna Fáil backbencher Bobby Aylward warned that there is no need for a change in the law to govern money given to parties.
He said the taxpayer is unlikely to want to fund political parties and that there were rigorous regulations in place already.
A commitment on donations legislation was given in the renewed Programme for Government last year.
It is understood that during negotiations on that renewed Programme it was suggested that a central fund could be created to allow companies to make political donations.
This money would then be distributed based on the size of the political party in the Dáil.
Indications from Government are that the legislation may not be completed in time to be published when the Dáil resumes in September.
Earlier this week, Fine Gael's Phil Hogan said his party would oppose any Government plans to ban corporate donations.
Labour has said it favours a major reduction in the amount of money that can be donated to political parties.