Kenny's position untenable – Adams
Speaking following yesterday's publication of the Fennelly Report, Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has said that the Taoiseach should immediately resign and call a general election.
Sinn Féin intends to introduce a motion of no confidence in the Taoiseach and the government at the earliest opportunity and is demanding that the Dáil be reconvened next week.
The Sinn Féin leader said:
“No amount of spin by the government or clever use of words in the Fennelly Report can disguise the fact that the Callinan debacle has revealed how dysfunctional this government is.
“It is clear that the Taoiseach’s deliberate actions led to the resignation of the Garda Commissioner. In effect, Commissioner Callinan was sacked.
“The shameful defence of Enda Kenny by the Labour Party and by Fine Gael Ministers is evidence of how far the government parties are prepared to go to protect their own narrow party political self-interest.
“The Taoiseach’s position is untenable. He should resign.
“The government’s position is equally untenable. There should be a general election.
“The Fennelly Report details a catalogue of Government failures. The Dáil should be reconvened next week to discuss the obvious and serious implications of all of this.
“Sinn Féin intends introducing a motion of no confidence in the Taoiseach and in the government at the earliest opportunity.”