Taoiseach Enda Kenny plays down talk of rifts within coalition
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has played down reports of a rift within the coalition and said the “silly season” is now over.
His comments came as he entered the first cabinet meeting since the summer break and as Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail called for a motion of no confidence in Health Minister James Reillyover proposed cuts in his department.
Speaking as he arrived at Government Buildings, the Fine Gaelleader said the Government has to get on with the job of making tough decisions.
He added December’s Budget will be the most challenging in the Government’s period in office.
Earlier, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney described any talk of division between the Coalition partners as over-blown.