Labour in Seanad propose motion of no confidence in the Government

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Labour are using a Private Members’ Motion in the Seanad around 5pm on the motion "Seanad has no confidence in the Government". Labour Senator from Trinity Ivana Bacik is calling on members of the Seanad to support the motion.

“There is really no need for this motion, because it is now very clear that this Government has already lost the support of the vast majority of people in Ireland.

“We are likely to see a significant shift in the political landscape in the next election, as a direct result of the deep anger at the failed economic policies of Fianna Fail and in particular at the brutal Budget measures they have introduced in a budget that will hit the poor and those on social welfare most severely.

“Through creating a boom built on a bubble of tax breaks for property speculation, Fianna Fail generated a culture of reckless lending that has brought us to the shameful state of having called in the IMF.

“We are now reliant on the kindness of strangers – and it’s thanks to Fianna Fail and this current appalling Government. This vote of no confidence should pass and this Government should leave office without delay. They are long past their sell-by date.”
Senator Ivana Bacik​
 


dakid

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Surely this has no possibility of succeeding, as the government has an in built majority, plus its meaningless as such a vote has no consequences.-Constitutionally anyway.
 
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her first 8 words explains everything and nothing
this is bizarre
I was just wondering if I was the only one bemused by this - the general objective of a vote of no confidence is to bring down a government. But the present lot have already announced their departure:confused:May be a bid for a bit of attention - FG have actually performed well over the past 24 hours and that, combined with the rise in support for SF, have left Labour somewhat in the shade.
 

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I was just wondering if I was the only one bemused by this - the general objective of a vote of no confidence is to bring down a government. But the present lot have already announced their departure:confused:May be a bid for a bit of attention - FG have actually performed well over the past 24 hours and that, combined with the rise in support for SF, have left Labour somewhat in the shade.
i think its more a solo run
who is lab leader in the upper house
shouldn't they have proposed it?(unless it is Sen Bacik)
 

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Electioneering - Will we see the Senator on the 6 o'clock news? no doubt the 9 o'clock.
 

Halo

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But didnt sinn fein call a similar motion last week and labour blocked it or something?
 

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How about a motion of no confidence in the costliest chatroom in the country - the Senate (not P.ie).
 

kalipa

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Maybe they're getting worried with all the talk of abolishing the Seanad and want to be seen to do something useful for a change
 

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was just watching spoofer O'Toole seconding the motion. However he praised Biffo, for his performance on sunday night of application to IMF, his performance on NT and RTE today, he also said there is no one to equal him for economic grasp. What an a$$hole O Toole is, trying to have it both ways- "Tadhg an dá Thaoibh". At least Ross proposing the motion sounded coherent.
 
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was just watching spoofer O'Toole seconding the motion. However he praised Biffo, for his performance on sunday night of application to IMF, his performance on NT and RTE today, he also said there is no one to equal him for economic grasp. What an a$$hole O Toole is, trying to have it both ways- "Tadhg an dá Thaoibh". At least Ross proposing the motion sounded coherent.
A balanced assessment does not equate to "having it both ways".
 

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This thread title needs to be corrected as it's completely wrong- this motion is Shane Ross's, seconded by Joe O'Toole.
 

Tomas Mor

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This thread title needs to be corrected as it's completely wrong- this motion is Shane Ross's, seconded by Joe O'Toole.
That is the position ok, Ross proposed, O'Toole seconded.
 

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Who gives a damn about the Seanad? They are irrelevant.

Regards...jmcc
 

Tomas Mor

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It is only a talking shop, and a sort of "what it says in the papers". A creche/retirement home for aspiring/defeated TDs.
 


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