From top: Labour TD Michael McNamara and Fianna Fáil TD Eamon Ó Cúiv on Tonight With Vincent Browne last night
This afternoon a Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be discussed in the Dáil before a vote takes place tomorrow.
It follows the publication of the Fennelly Report which looked at the stepping down of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.
Last night, on Tonight With Vincent Browne, Mr Kenny raised the matter and asked Labour TD Michael McNamara – who just recently rejoined the parliamentary Labour Party – what he thought of it.
Mr McNamara said:
“First of all, I haven’t had the opportunity to read the report because of its timing and I’ve been doing other things for the past two weeks frankly…On the basis of what you’ve [Vincent Browne] have told me, I mean, equally, I’m reminded of how fond you are of Enda Kenny. I mean I’d like to read the report before I comment. I came here tonight to discuss rural issues.”
In addition, Mr Browne asked Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív about the report. He also hasn’t read it, saying:
“I didn’t read the report but I’ve listened carefully to reports and discussions on the report.”
“The reason for the motion is that Fianna Fáil want to get ahead of their erstwhile colleagues, Sinn Féin so if the Opposition want to play games then that’s fine, the Government will respond. But our serious intent here is securing the recovery for all our people. We know now the economy is rising in confidence and the opportunity presents itself for Government to make further decisions to help that.”
Taoiseach Enda Kenny at
the Dáil gates of government buildings this morning after he was asked about the motion of no confidence.
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