The Housing Minister says lessons need to be learned, following the controversy around Robert Troy's property portfolio.
The Fianna Fáil TD resigned as a Minister of State on Wednesday night, following a series of revelations that not all of his properties were correctly declared to the Dail.
However, Minister Darragh O'Brien says Deputy Troy was 'very honest' and 'held his hands up' when he made mistakes.
Minister Darragh O'Brien says any rental arrangements politicians have with local authorities should also be made public.
In his resignation statement, Robert Troy said he won't apologise for being a landlord, and that vilifying landlords is not the answer.
A planned overhaul of the current ethics regime for public representatives is set to be completed shortly.