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Micheál Martin announces the Fine Gael B Team

18 May, 2016 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD

Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien has described the new Fianna Fáil front bench as the Fine Gael B Team.

Speaking after Micheál Martin announced his from bench this afternoon Deputy O’Brien said;

“Having crafted the programme for government Fianna Fáil have tried to pull the ultimate political stroke by sitting on the opposition benches while Fine Gael implements its plan.

“However it is clear that they are trying to ride two horses at the same time.  This was made very clear in the two opposing views expressed by Micheál Martin and Niall Collins on the O’Higgins report.

“On the one hand we had the Fianna Fáil leader describing the issue as a crisis while on the other hand Niall Collins was on the media playing the whole situation down and encouraging people to move on.

“It is clear that Fianna Fáil cannot play the lead role in opposition while facilitating and rubber stamping everything coming from government.

“The real opposition front bench was announced by Gerry Adams last week.  We will be sitting on the Sinn Féin benches in the Dáil and we will be holding both the Fine Gael A and B teams to account.”


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