Cabinet meeting: Kenny and Gilmore tell bemused ministers they have not fallen out
Published 21/01/2014 | 14:08
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore have been forced to reassure ministers they have not fallen out.
Tensions have been mounting within Fine Gael and the Labour Party over a series of inter-coalition spats.
At the end of today’s Cabinet meeting, Mr Kenny and Mr Gilmore had to address the reports of a lack of harmony within the coalition.
The Taoiseach and Tanaiste told their bemused Cabinet colleagues they had a good relationship and were continuing to work together.
The comments at the Cabinet emerged following a series of reports, first in the Irish Independent and then elsewhere, of tensions within the Coalition.
Last week, Mr Kenny and Mr Gilmore are understood to have had a discussion about a Labour Party allegation of briefing against them by Fine Gael.
The issue appears to have festered over the Christmas period and arisen as the parties returned to Government Buildings.