The Taoiseach says ‘silly season’ is over.
Enda Kenny was responding to questions about tensions between the coalition parties over a number of issues including €130 million worth of health cuts.
Some Labour Ministers and backbenchers say they were kept in the dark over the cuts which Fine Gael has strongly denied.
The Cabinet meets this afternoon for the first time since the summer break.
The Taoiseach says the government is back down to business.
Meanwhile Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore says the Health Minister will ensure that a balance is struck between meeting Budget targets and meeting the needs of people.
It comes after a number of members of his own Labour party raised concerns over health cuts and as Fianna Fail prepares to table a motion of ‘no confidence’ in Health Minister James Reilly.
Eamon Gilmore says Fianna Fail has a “hard neck” to criticise the cuts.
And he says there are budget targets that have to be met.
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