Taoiseach: Dr Reilly has full confidence of Govt
on 29/09/2012 20:24:51
Mr Kenny has tonight called for Minister Reilly and his two juniors to move on and get the job of reform done.
It comes after the former junior minister Roisin Shortall today accused Dr Reilly of stroke politics and of blocking reforms in the health service.
Speaking at the the Fine Gael Presidential dinner in Dublin tonight, the Taoiseach was asked if he had considered sacking or moving Dr Reilly.
Mr Kenny said: "You wouldn't ask the Taoiseach to comment on an authority that is absolute to any Taoiseach and that is the appointment or removal of any ministers.
"There is a very clear programme for Government here, Mr Reilly has the full support and the confidence of the Government. It is a very challenging job, he has got a changed team in Health and I expect him to move on with his two ministers of state and get on with the job which is his primary responsibility."