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Fianna Fáil stroke treats electorate with contempt – Ó Caoláin

20 January, 2011 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Commenting on the prospect of the Taoiseach now carrying out a re-shuffle to fill five of his Cabinet seats with just weeks to go before the General Election, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said:

“This is a blatant Fianna Fáil stroke that treats the electorate with contempt. A deluded Taoiseach thinks that the last-minute promotion of new faces to the Cabinet will save Fianna Fáil from electoral disaster. It is like applying a new coat of paint to a sinking ship.

“Clearly the Ministerial resignations were orchestrated to facilitate this stroke which is one of the most cynical moves ever made by a departing Government.

“Having sold the sovereignty of the State to the IMF and the EU the Taoiseach is now using the Cabinet table as a Fianna Fáil election platform.

“If the Greens have a shred of integrity left they will pull out of Government now.” ENDS

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