The election battle is in full force with less than 3 weeks to go until the Irish public cast their votes, and it seems the political satire is showing no signs of letting up as the Taoiseach Enda Kenny came in for strong criticism on last nights leaders debate, when Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin relentlessly tackled him over the government’s record on the health system.
During the TV3 programme opposition leader Martin continued to defend his parties shortcomings during their time in office but instead launched a scathing attack on the Fine Gael saying they have issued nothing but broken promises.
The war of words between the quickly escalated when Mr Martin slammed the Taoiseach saying: “The man has some brass neck to talk like he’s talked about health.”Their policies, their performance is a disgrace. They made promises before the last election…”
Which prompted Mr Kenny into saying: “You broke the country, you broke the country.” The debate soon became an out and out slagging match between the two party leaders with each throwing out insult after insult, with deputy Martin telling the Taoiseach that “you better face up to it. Before the last election you said…”
To which Mr Kenny replied “And know you want to bring back those that did break it back into government.” However Mr Martin had seemingly got the last say on the matter telling Mr Kenny “Are you going to listen or not? Can you not face up to your own failures in terms of health policy?”