Taoiseach Enda Kenny says his focus is on the work ahead of him as leader of this country, and he will not be diverted from the tasks and responsibilities for which he has been given a mandate by the people of Ireland.
Mr Kenny was speaking in Castlebar today, at the turning of the sod on the refurbishment and extension of the Sacred Heart Hosptal.
The 14 million euro project includes the refurbishment and extension of three long-stay wards and a rehabilitation ward, and is expected to take up to two years to complete.
There was a large media presence in Castlebar for this morning’s ceremony, as speculation continues over how long Mr Kenny will remain on as Fine Gael leader.
This morning, FG bankbench TD Brendan Griffin called for Mr Kenny to stand down, and said Fine Gael cannot go into the summer without confronting this issue,
He said the vast majority of party members he has spoken to want it dealt with quickly.
But speaking in Castlebar, Taoiseach Enda Kenny outlined the work and challenges ahead for his Government and said he has no intention of being diverted from that work…