Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Taoiseach
The four Sinn Féin TDs have tabled a motion of no confidence in An Taoiseach Brian Cowen. Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin called on all those in the Dáil opposed to Brian Cowen's leadership to vote no confidence in him.
“This Dáil should have been dissolved by the Taoiseach last night. Brian Cowen no longer commands a majority in the Dáil. He should now put the issue to the test and allow a vote on the motion of no confidence which has been tabled by the four Sinn Féin deputies.
“Are we to continue with this charade which is an insult to the Irish people? They are being denied a democratic choice because Fianna Fáil and the Greens want to put the people in the straitjacket of a savage and regressive budget, a four-year plan and an IMF/EU loan BEFORE a General Election. Brian Cowen and his Government should go and go now.” ENDS
That Dáil Éireann has no confidence in An Taoiseach Brian Cowen who has misled and betrayed the Irish people, as admitted by his Green Party coalition partners, and who leads a Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government which has totally mismanaged the economy and sold our sovereignty to the IMF and EU. - Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Martin Ferris, Arthur Morgan.