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Fianna Fáil ‘playacting at opposition’ – Munster

15 February, 2018 - by Imelda Munster TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Transport Imelda Munster TD has accused Fianna Fáil of “slibheen and populist politics” after Fianna Fáil voted against a Sinn Féin motion calling for the prioritisation of funding for local and regional roads.

The Louth TD said:

“Fianna Fáil today voted against an amendment to increase funding for local roads. After a much publicised motion earlier this week, this demonstrates that they are only playacting when they say they are in opposition to this Government. In reality, they are trying to play the Irish people for fools. I am confident that the Irish people will see this latest attempted stroke by a sham opposition party for what it is.

“Fianna Fáil put forward an empty formula of words, smoke and mirrors, to make it appear that they are doing something positive in this Dáil. When Sinn Féin sought to insert a solid and tangible commitment into the motion, they baulked and voted against it.

“After being led along by Fine Gael and rubber stamping Budget 2018 last year, Fianna Fáil are now trying to make out that they have notions of being a counter to the very government they are propping up. It would be laughable, were it not so serious.

“It was always an Irish political cliché that all Fianna Fáil were any good for was ‘fixing the road’. It appears they can’t even be trusted to do that anymore. It begs the question what is the point of Fianna Fáil at all.

“I have no confidence in Fianna Fáil holding this Government to account, the only real opposition faced by Fine Gael is supplied by Sinn Féin.” 

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