Taoiseach urges John Halligan and other ministers to start 'applying themselves'
Published 09/09/2016 | 10:33
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged Waterford TD John Halligan and other ministers to start "applying themselves".
Mr Halligan's future in the Government remains very much up in the air over alleged broken promises around a second catheterisation laboratory in his constituency.
The Independent Alliance TD said he was promised a second lab during talks over the formation of the government.
However, an independent review has found that a second lab is not needed.
Speaking to reporters today, the Taoiseach urged Mr Halligan and other ministers to focus on the job at hand.
"I'd like for everyone to apply themselves to their jobs and we have a big responsibility in uncertain times. Everybody get down to business and apply ourselves to what have to as a people and as a country," the Taoiseach said.
Mr Kenny went on to say the Government will remain prudent with the upcoming budget.
"We look forward to preparations for the budget, which as we pointed out will be prudent without taking any risks with an economy that people have built up through their hard sacrifice over the last number of years."