The Taoiseach has claimed 'the economy will go south' if the opposition enact their policies.
Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast at the Fine Gael think-in in Limerick earlier, Leo Varadkar said he believes now is not the time to change government.
"I think what we can do best, and Fine Gael can do best, is to continue to lead our country through a period of extraordinary change," he said.
"I'm in government now for 12 years, what have I seen in those 12 years: a major financial crisis, the IMF and the Troika coming in - we had to restore our sovereignty, get them out and restore our prosperity.
"Brexit, a major geopolitical change that nobody anticipated, a pandemic, and also now war in Ukraine and an inflation crisis.
"That's against the backdrop of enormous technological change, and also changes in our climate.
"I don't think that's going to slow down, I actually think the speed of change in our world is going to accelerate.
"I think over the next couple of years there are going to be more external shocks that we haven't even thought about yet."
Mr Varadkar said people need to decide who they want to lead Ireland through those changes.
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"I think with a fundamental change in policy, which is what the opposition appear to be promising, there is huge risk in that," he said.
"They want to change our economic policy, they want to change our policy on trade and tax, they want to change our policy on Europe.
"All those policies actually are the things that have made Ireland successful in my view.
"If we have those changes, fundamental changes which they're promising, I believe the economy will go south," he added.
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