An inconclusive vote for Taoiseach should be postponed – Adams
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, speaking in advance of this afternoon’s Dáil sitting and nominations for Taoiseach has said:
“Sinn Féin are of the view that if the vote for Taoiseach today is likely to be inconclusive it should be postponed. If it does go ahead, we will vote against both Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny.
“Public patience is wearing very thin with both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. They need to get real and come up with an agreement for a government soon.
“I don’t believe these have been serious negotiations. No one ever really believed that Fianna Fáil could win support for a Fianna Fáil led minority government. It’s all been part of the charade and the two large conservative parties trying to outmanoeuvre one another.
“Seven weeks after the election the two largest parties, which claim to want to be in government have not even discussed policy matters. Last night it was confirmed that Fianna Fáil failed to even prepare a policy paper.
“Thousands more families are paying unsustainable mortgages and demanding action on water charges and this morning we learned that homelessness figures for February have doubled, and there are 5,881 citizens in emergency accommodation, including 1,881 children. Citizens would be better served if we were working on these matters than engaging in another pointless vote.”