Taoiseach: Mr Quinn 'has full confidence in' Reilly

Taoiseach: Mr Quinn 'has full confidence in' Reilly

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has revealed he has "spoken to" both Minister Ruairi Quinn and Minister James Reilly amid reports of a rift between the two.

It has been claimed that Mr Quinn told a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party that Dr Reilly was not fit to be Minister.

In the Dáil, the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said Mr Quinn is "fast becoming the poster boy for cynicism".

Enda Kenny said he has had a word with both Ministers and they are getting on with their jobs.

Mr Kenny said: "Let me inform you Deputy Martin that I have spoken to Minister Quinn and Minister Reilly, they are both absolutely at one with the job we have to do here.

"Minister Quinn has full confidence in Minister Reilly. You had been spouting on here about motions of no-confidence, put it down again whenever you want and the Government will deal with it."


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