The deputy leader of the Sinn Fein party Mary Lou McDonald has called for an immediate election once Leo Varadkar is instated as Taoiseach.
Ms McDonald who was speaking after Mr Varadkar met with Michael Martin to agree his role as the next Taoiseach, said an election must be called as Mr Varadkar’s swift rise to the top should not be accepted and its not the way this country should be governed.
Ms McDonald said: “I don’t believe that behind-closed-doors talks or deals are any substitute for a democratic mandate.”
“And I think we need an election. I know that this Dáil has been almost like a slow bicycle race, it’s just been turgid. Somebody called it ‘the do-nothing Dáil’, maybe that’s a bit extreme, it’s been the ‘do-something-but-not-much Dáil’.”
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