Arts Minister refuses to name the Fine Gael official at centre of McNulty controversy.

The Arts Minister's refused to reveal who within Fine Gael asked her to consider John McNulty for a place on the IMMA board.

Heather Humphreys says she appointed Mr. McNulty because of his skillset and the regional balance he could bring to the organisation and says she takes 'full responsibility' for it.

Minister Humphreys has come under renewed questioning about the Seanad by-election candidate following last night's Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, at which members were told to move on from the controversy.