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Spats over timing of election expose Government claims of 'stability' - Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

9 October, 2015 - by Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire


Sinn Féin General Election Candidate Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has hit out at the Government over its dithering about the date of the next General Election.

Speaking today, Cllr Ó Laoghaire asserted that the obvious disharmony between the government parties highlights the false nature of the coalition's claim to stability.

He said:

"We have seen in recent days, the Tánaiste, and Cork South Central TD publicly pleading with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who is apparently preparing to cast Labour overboard, not to proceed with an early election."

"Fine Gael/Labour are coalition partners, and have decided to participate in a transfer pact. Yet they cannot even manage to agree a date for the election. It gives the lie to their claims of 'stability' after the next election, when they are involved in a public spat on the issue."

"The stability that Fine Gael and Labour offer is a false stability. They mean more of the same failed politics. On their watch we have seen the Housing Crisis climb to new highs, and our healthcare system failing to meet the needs of ordinary people, with waiting times and lack of Home Help Hours. They are offering the Irish public more of the same."

"I believe that when they are given the chance, the Irish people will reject the same old politics. The Government should not continue this nonsense, and call the election, the Irish people are hungry for change."

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