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Leo’s “no government for Irish women” slammed by Sinn Féin

20 June, 2017 - by Kathleen Funchion TD


Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion has criticised An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s appointment of just seven women out of a possible 33 junior and senior ministries.

Speaking today the Carlow/Kilkenny TD said;

“At a time when Irish women face increased hardship as a result of the austerity policies of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour; when women and children live in danger due to cuts in domestic violence and rape crisis services; when the state’s maternity hospitals are literally falling apart; when women are forced out of the workplace due to lack of affordable childcare; in the face of a referendum on the eighth amendment, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, in his wisdom, has seen fit to appoint only seven women to the 33 available junior and senior ministry positions.

“Truly this is no government for Irish women as the jobs for the boys, crony culture pioneered by their friends in Fianna Fáil is perpetuated by the so-called ‘new politics’ of Fine Gael and Leo Varadkar.”

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