After last week’s riots in Dublin, Sinn Féin tabled a motion of no confidence in Justice Minister Helen McEntee, reports RTE.
Earlier this week, party leader Mary Lou McDonald called for a Dáil minister to resign.
The vote will be held on Tuesday. The government is confident of winning the polls.
Ms McDonald said: “We cannot have a Justice Minister who refuses to acknowledge the political failures that allowed our communities to become unsafe. Sinn Féin has been forced to put down a motion of no-confidence in the Minister for Justice because this Government is not listening,” reports RTE.
in the response to the motion, a spokesperson of Ms McEntee told RTÉ’s News at One that the minister “absolutely focussed on her work in the Department of Justice and supporting An Garda Síochána as they keep us safe and maintain law and order”.
In a statement, the spokesperson said: “The minister’s thoughts remain with those injured in the appalling stabbings last Thursday, particularly the small girl and her carer who remain in hospital. Sinn Féin has again shown that they prioritise politics and point scoring rather than being united in facing the thugs and criminals responsible for the riots in Dublin. Sinn Féin has never supported An Garda Síochána, including Mary Lou McDonald using the appalling incident last Thursday to call for the Garda Commissioner’s resignation – echoing her own comments on the Commissioner’s appointment in 2018,” reports RTE.
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