No confidence in either set of incompetents - Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael – Ó Caoláin
Commenting on the Fine Gael leadership battle, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimghín Ó Caoláin TD said:
“This should have been the week when the spotlight was on an appalling Fianna Fáil Government which has been exposed as the principal cause of the recession in Ireland. It is a grossly incompetent Government. But instead we have a situation where the pressure has been taken off one set of incompetents – Fianna Fáil – by the political ineptitude of another set of incompetents – Fine Gael.
“The Irish people now know all too well where the political leadership of Fianna Fáil has brought this State and this economy. But where would the political leadership of Fine Gael bring us? With the Fianna Fáil government on the ropes, Fine Gael has managed to deliver a knockout punch – to themselves.
“We have no confidence in the leadership of either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael. But the motion before the Dáil this week is about the Taoiseach Brian Cowen and the Fianna Fáil/Green Government and we have no hesitation in opposing this motion of confidence in them.” ENDS