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Renewal of confidence and supply agreement ‘cynical and self-serving’ – McDonald

12 December, 2018 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Responding to the announcement by the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin this afternoon that he is to renew his party’s confidence and supply agreement with Fine Gael for another year, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has said “Micheál Martin should stop pretending that he and his party are in opposition”.

Teachta McDonald said:

“The confidence and supply agreement concocted by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil after the last election has not delivered for those on low wages, for those struggling with high rents, for those who cannot afford their own home and for those on hospital trolleys or those facing lengthy hospital waiting lists.

“It is a deal that works only for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and their interests.

“On the one hand, Micheál Martin is happy to criticise the government, week-in, week-out, for its failings, but the reality is that he and his party - through the confidence and supply agreement - are the reason this government remains in office. 

“It is a cynical and self-serving position.

“The honest thing to do would be to admit that Fianna Fáil are an integral part of this government and the Fianna Fáil leader should stop pretending that he and his party are in opposition.”

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