Reform Alliance TD Lucinda Creighton has said that that the idea she is recruiting people to a political party is not true.

Her comments follow reports in today's Sunday Times newspaper that she is recruiting members for a new alliance.

Speaking to RTÉ’s The Week in Politics Programme today, she said she is talking to others to try and offer “a new vision” to the Irish electorate in the next General Election.

Ms Creighton said she did not wish to be a “sole trader” and was inclined to find a way to offer something different to existing political parties. 

However, she denied claims that she is recruiting people for a new political party.

 "All I can say is that I am very much inclined to try and find a way to work with others and to put something before the Irish people that they can see as being different from the existing political parties, that they can see as offering them a new vision for the country.

"That takes time. I'm not teasing anybody. It's simply trying to find the best way to offer people change at the next election," she said. 

Speaking on the same programme, the Whip of the Technical Group, Catherine Murphy said the issue of deputies joining the group was not about one individual.

Ms Murphy added that the group is trying to establish ground rules on how it will function in the future and legal advice is expected this week.