The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has issued a rallying call to his fellow Government ministers by urging them to “apply themselves to their jobs”.
Mr Kenny’s comments come after a week of unease in the Dáil with Waterford TD John Halligan threatening to quit as junior minister after a clinical review said a second cath lab for the local hospital was not justified.
The Taoiseach made his comments before heading off to the UK this morning were he will discuss the latest from the Brexit fallout. Mr Kenny said: “I’m heading now to Oxford to talk about Brexit and all that that brings.”
“I’d like that everybody would apply themselves to their jobs. “We have a big responsibility in uncertain times. I’m looking forward to preparations for the Budget which, as we’ve pointed out, will be prudent, and without taking any risks with an economy that people have built up with their hard sacrifices over the last number of years.”
“So everybody get down to business and apply ourselves to what we have to do as a country and as a people.”