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 its 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