Harris says Fine Gael ‘will not apologise’ for wanting to help squeezed middle, insists coalition is working ‘cohesively’ amid tax row

It comes as a Fianna Fáil TD has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘pure electioneering’

Simon Harris, Minister for Justice: “There's three distinct parties, but the coalition is working coherently and cohesively with big challenges ahead.” Picture: Brian Lawless

Simon Harris, the Minister for Justice and Fine Gael TD, has said his party “will not apologise for saying that we want to also help the squeezed middle”.

Harris said that the coalition is working “coherently and cohesively”, as he backed comments from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, in which he said that Fine Gael’s housing priority was home ownership.

It comes as a Fianna Fáil TD has accused the Taoiseach of “pure electioneering” and “seeking to ...