The Taoiseach and Micheal Martin are to meet today as the future of the government hangs in the balance.
Fianna Fáil has issued a motion of no confidence in the Tanaiste over her handling of the Maurice McCabe controversy, but Leo Varadkar says he won't sack her.
"Certainly if there is a way to avoid the government falling, and the Dail collapsing and an election, I'm open to that" said Mr. Varadkar.
"But it can't involve the Tanaiste being forced to resign, because that would just be the wrong thing to do."
The controversy centres around an email that Frances Fitzgerald received in May 2015 outlining the proposed legal strategy against the Garda Whistleblower.
Gerry O'Connell is the chair of Fine Gael's National Executive, and he states that the emergency meeting is in preparation for a possible election this side of Christmas.
"This is an emergency meeting of the Fine Gael executive council convened to prepare for a general election. None of us want a general election. It's our hope a general election can be avoided at all costs."
"We are preparing on the basis that Dáil Eireann may be dissolved as soon as Tuesday."