Growing discontent – McGrath warns an early election could be on the horizon if Fine Gael continues to clash with Fianna Fáil on certain issues – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
November 20, 2017

Growing discontent – McGrath warns an early election could be on the horizon if Fine Gael continues to clash with Fianna Fáil on certain issues

There is growing unrest amongst Fianna Fáil TD’s who have warned that the current Fine Gael led minority Government will lose their support if they keep clashing over a number of key issues.

The warning which will surely do little to dispel any possibility of a snap general election comes in the wake of the recent decision to appoint the former attorney general Máire Whelan to the court of appeal.

Speaking on RTE’s The Week In Politics programme the Fianna Fáil’s Finance spokesman Mattie McGrath said the controversy surrounding the appointment has caused great damage and any further issues of similar nature could lead to his party to call for an early election.

Mr McGrath said the government’s handling of controversial appointment has caused great distrust in Fine Gael’s leadership amongst Fianna Fáil TD’s.

He said: “We can’t afford for any more examples like this to emerge or else inevitably we will be moving towards a general election if that were to take place.”

“We don’t believe it’s necessary,”

Mr McGrath also said the Government should really focus on governing and that his party is hoping see progress on measures set out in the confidence and supply arrangement.

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