Dept silent on Lenihan health reportsSaturday 26 December 2009 22.38
The Department of Finance has refused to comment on reports that Minister Brian Lenihan had been diagnosed with cancer and would be undergoing further tests.
A spokesman for the Department said Mr Lenihan was enjoying Christmas with his family and would not be making any comment on any matter until the New Year.
The Government Press Secretary said any Minister's health affairs were a personal matter.
Earlier this month, Mr Lenihan was hospitalised for tests after the Budget.