The Taoiseach has said that he has “absolute confidence” in the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, describing him as someone who has “delivered” as a minister.

The statement comes after Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald wrote to Fianna Fáil leader, Mícheál Martin, asking him if his party has confidence in Mr. Harris.

He said that the ongoing controversy over the hospital project was a matter of process, rather than a matter of substance.

-Daniel Potter