There are calls for Barry Cowen to resign as Agriculture Minister.
The Irish Road Victims Association wants the Offaly man to step down after it emerged he was caught drink-driving in 2016.
Cowen was driving using a learner permit when he was driving home from that years All-Ireland football final.
Minister Cowen was disqualified from driving for three months and fined €200.
He has apologised saying it was a stupid mistake for which he felt embarrassed and humiliated.
However, Donna Price, founder of the Irish Road Victims Association says it is unforgivable:
"I think his position is untenable, as much as I don't like to kick someone when they're down and when they have made an apology, really itt goes further than that."
"It shows a complete disregard for other road users. I'm sure the fact he was caught on this occasion, that wasn't his first occasion of drink-driving".
"I doubt very much that Minister Cowen was just unlucky on this one occasion."
Meanwhile, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has said he was disappointed only to learn of the incident on Friday.