Taoiseach dismisses re-negotiation of Programme for Government

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is ruling out any re-negotiation of the Programme for Government.

Labour have been calling for some form of review and will be expected to repeat those calls in the aftermath of Friday's elections.

Mr Kenny has also refused to be drawn on whether Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will move from the Department of Foreign Affairs, or when the Cabinet reshuffle will be.

The Tánaiste says he is not interested in a role as European Commissioner.

He insists he doesn't see it as a way out of his current position if he faces more pressure after the elections.

The Taoiseach said he was clear that that the Coalition's programme will remain unchanged, meaning they are targeting a reduction of the budget deficit to below 3% by 2015 and getting back to full employment by 2020.

Speaking at the Fine Gael party press conference in Dublin, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says their message is a simple one and it is that "we're getting there".

Minister Fitzgerald says the people will begin to see the real benefits in the time ahead, urging people to "stick with them".

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