Aontú’s Cork North Central candidate Finian Toomey has called on Fianna Fáil’s Padraig O’Sullivan to say whether or not he agrees with his party’s decision not to support the motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister next week.

Mr Toomey said:

“It is important for transparency with voters that Fianna Fáil’s candidate Padraig O’Sullivan informs the electorate whether or not he agrees with Micheál Martin’s decision not to support the motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy. I have heard a lot of frustration on the canvass trail at the fact that Fianna Fáil sit on their hands and abstain from some pivotal votes in Leinster House. People deserve to know Mr O’Sullivan’s thoughts on this practice.

“Fianna Fáil’s excuse for abstaining from confidence votes is that they don’t want an election anytime soon, citing Brexit and most recently Christmas. This isn’t good enough for the people sleeping rough on the streets of Cork, or families who will spend Christmas in emergency accommodation. If elected, will Mr O’Sullivan support the motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister?”

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