Leadership Farce Underlines the Need for an Election
Sinn Féin's Cllr Jonathan O'Brien has described the Fianna Fail leadership contest as a farce and said the country needs an immediate general election.
Cllr O'Brien said:
"In the last week we have had days of rumours about Brian Cowen's leadership, followed by days of "consultations", now followed by a motion of confidence and a possible leadership contest. The situation is now a farce. At a time of national crisis, all the energies of Fianna Fail are being spent navel gazing about its own future. This is a continuation of the indecision and incompetence that has marked the government's response to the crisis throughout."
"We have now had months of speculation and uncertainty about the future of this government, ever since the Greens declared their intention to pull out of government after the budget. This is not good for the country or the economy. It is time to bring the uncertainty to an end. We need an immediate general election which will elect a government with a new mandate to implement a programme of recovery and reform."
For further information or comment contact Cllr Jonathan O'Brien @ 085-2133907