Kenny claims '90% progress' on Programme for Government

Kenny claims '90% progress' on Programme for Government

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are reporting "90% progress" on their commitments in the Programme for Government.

Enda Kenny and Joan Burton are holding a press conference to mark yesterday's four-year anniversary of the coalition.

The Taoiseach said job creation will remain his number one priority.

In a dig at Fianna Fáil, Mr Kenny also said mortgage distress is the most painful legacy and that the arsonists who set fire to our homes are now trying to offer advice on distinguishing the flames.

He launched a blistering attack on the Fianna Fáil leader, accusing Martin of deliberately trying to undermine the integrity of the Fennelly Commission.

Martin questioned the decision of Mr Justice Nial Fennelly to delay an interim report into the circumstances surrounding the departure of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

The retired Supreme Court Judge who is chairing a commission of investigation made the decision due to the current High Court action of Ian Bailey.

The Taoiseach said he deplores Micheál Martin questioning the independence of the Commission in such a way.

"I think that the comments made … were utterly disgraceful, and are beyond his remit to every extent," Kenny said.

"He has deliberately attempted to undermine the integrity and the independence of the Fennelly commission.

"He know it is illegal - it as an offence - for anyone involved in a commission to make any comment on that issue."


More in this Section

FG and FF set to ‘love-bomb’ GreensFG and FF set to ‘love-bomb’ Greens

Alan Kelly becomes Labour party leaderAlan Kelly becomes Labour party leader

Northern Ireland in line for five million items of PPE from LondonNorthern Ireland in line for five million items of PPE from London

'We have other lines,' says Tony Holohan as doctors urge Govt to come clean over PPE supplies'We have other lines,' says Tony Holohan as doctors urge Govt to come clean over PPE supplies


Lifestyle

With documentary film ‘Fantastic Fungi’ set to take the world by storm, Joe McNamee looks at the fabulous world of mushroomsDocumentary explores the magic of mushrooms

I lead a very busy life — I’m a mature student in college — and I separated from my partner but the separation was my decision. I hate myself when it beckons as it ultimately makes me fatter, it has the reverse effectDear Louise: I had my bulimia under control. But the demon has returned

This year has been particularly difficult and stressful, and I think that’s an even more important reason to make time for your health.Derval O'Rourke: Resistance is far from futile and necessary

Best-selling author Faith Hogan is keeping the faith during the lockdown, thanks to her Moy Valley haven in Ballina, Co Mayo.Shape I'm in: Keeping the Faith during lockdown

More From The Irish Examiner