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Taoiseach must go – Ó Snodaigh

10 June, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has said today that the Government’s proposal to put a motion of confidence before the Dáil next week underlines the fact that Brian Cowen has not fully accepted responsibility for his mistakes as he has claimed. Deputy Ó Snodaigh said the people of Ireland should be given the opportunity to voice their opinion the matter.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“Brian Cowen has not fully accepted responsibility for his mistakes in relation to the economic crisis in Ireland, and the government's proposal to put a motion of confidence in him to the Dáil next week underlines this. If he and his government really accepted responsibility for the mess they created they would resign and call a general election

“Yesterday's two reports firmly placed the blame for the economic mess at the door of the Taoiseach, yet he and his colleagues are trying to spin their way out of their central role in creating the economic disaster we are currently in. Their spin goes so far as denying anyone sounded the alarm bells or shouted stop to alert them that they economy was over heating. Sinn Féin shouted and shouted and shouted only to be arrogantly dismissed as economic illiterates.

“If the Government still has confidence in Brian Cowen then they are firmly among the minority of people in this country. The people of Ireland should be given the opportunity to voice their opinion on this matter.

“So the message is clear – if they are confident let them go to the people. Of course the most decent thing they could do would be to hold their hands up, hang their heads in shame and walk out of Government now.” ENDS

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