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Gormley should collapse Government – Ó Snodaigh

12 February, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Responding to Deirdre de Burca’s resignation from the Green Party today Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has called on the Green Party to collapse the Government and facilitate a general election.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“Deirdre de Burca has highlighted some hard truths for the Green Party. Since entering Government in 2007 the Green Party has abandoned one policy after another to the extent that they have become an extension of Fianna Fáil and a defender of their right wing policies.

“They have stood over and supported decisions such as the cutting of social welfare, the cutting of special needs assistants in schools and the application of prescription charges for medical card holders.

“The reality is that the Green Party is afraid to face the electorate after the drubbing that they got in the local elections last year. John Gormley has prostituted the Green Party to his Fianna Fáil sugar daddies for the price of two Ministerial positions in which they don’t even seem to be able to implement Green policy.

“He should do the honourable thing and pull down this discredited Government to facilitate a general election.” ENDS

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