Lenihan report was 'unwarranted intrusion'

Sunday 27 December 2009 15.11
Brian Lenihan - Reports about his health
Brian Lenihan - Reports about his health

The Government Press Service and the Department of Finance have said they will not be commenting on reports about the condition of Brian Lenihan.

It follows reports by TV3 that the Minister for Finance has been diagnosed with cancer.

Government sources said the reports represented an unwarranted intrusion, a view echoed last night by the Labour Party’s Joan Burton.

Mr Lenihan was admitted to hospital for tests earlier this month.