Minister Simon Coveney Must Come Before Dáil Over DFA Champagne Bash
Addressing the Taoiseach in the Dáil today, Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín called for Minister Simon Coveney to appear before the Dáil and be questioned over his inaction relating to the illegal Department of Foreign Affairs Champagne Bash during the Covid restrictions.
An Teachta Tóibín: “I called on the Taoiseach today to bring Simon Coveney before the Dáil to answer questions over the DFA Champagne bash. We need to know why the truth over what actually took place”.
“Over 40,000 people have been fined for Covid-19 breaches. Families have buried their fathers and mothers in isolation People have been sent to jail for not adhering the Government’s regulations. The rules the Government created were implemented rigorously everywhere across Irish society”.
“Everywhere expect it seems the across the political class. Simon Coveney's Department admitted that it breeched Covid regulations with a champaign party. Minister Simon Coveney knew about it. He admits he attended the location of the party 100 minutes after the photo was taken but he did nothing. The Boris Johnstonesque excuses since have been incredible. This plus Zapponne party shows there's one rule for the political class in this country and another for ordinary citizens”.
"Minister Simon Coveney must come before the Dáil and answer questions as to what happened, what was his involvement, why did it take Simon Coveny so long to call an investigation. This is incredibly serious. This matter has been reported to the Gardaí. We may have the bizarre situation before us that the Deputy Leader and the Leader of the so called Law and Order Party will be under investigation by the Gardaí."