Taoiseach: 'It makes sense to extend' Confidence and Supply agreement with Fianna Fáil

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied his ministers are "swaggering about" looking for an election.

Junior Minister Finian McGrath hit out at the Fine Gael Ministers suggesting they wanted an election called.

But speaking in New York, Mr Varadkar denied that is the case.

He said: "Not to my knowledge. The Ministers are extremely busy doing their jobs which is to keep our economy safe, create jobs, to negotiate a good outcome to Brexit, to build more houses and to deal with all the challenges we face in health and other areas.

"My view is that we have a Confidence and Supply agreement that should be extended, it makes sense to extend it, we're heading into a period of instability."


Related Articles

Dáil to vote on Taoiseach's Cabinet reshuffle

Poll shows voters split between General Election and maintaining current govt

Readers' bolg: ‘New politics’ seem just like the politics of the past

Culture of misogyny and sexism in Irish politics revealed in new book

More in this Section

Michael D Higgins and Sean Gallagher to take part in live presidential debate tomorrow

Man who stabbed friend over can of beer found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter

Man found dismembered in canal had transferred €50,000 to killer's account

Man serving 10-year prison sentence convicted for using false documents to secure mortgatge


Breaking Stories

Need a cheap and easy home revamp? Here’s how to tile your own splashbacks

Michael Caine: ‘Don’t look back, you’ll trip over’

How to survive the rest of Sober October if you’ve made it this far

Meet the A-listers of Zeminar 2018

More From The Irish Examiner