Mary Lou McDonald confirms Sinn Féin will table no-confidence motion in the government
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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has confirmed that the party will table a motion of no-confidence in the government.
It comes after government lost its Dáil majority on Wednesday night after Joe McHugh resigned the Fine Gael whip.
The Donegal TD voted against the government’s bill on a mica redress scheme.
Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, McDonald confirmed that the motion would be submitted before the 11am deadline on Friday, meaning it would be on the Dáil agenda next week.
"The case for, and the need for, a change in government is unanswerable," McDonald said.
She added: ‘Two years on, we believe this Government has run out of road, they’re out of time and we think it is important now to hold them to account."
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Meanwhile, the Government has said it still has a working majority in the Dáil.
Speaking on Thursday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin reiterated that the government had a working majority.
“We welcome the opportunity that will present to us to outline the fact that this has been a competent and good government,” Martin said.
Green Party Minister Roderic O’Gorman was asked on RTÉ Morning Ireland on Thursday if McHugh's resignation would make it harder for his party to get votes for issues it wants to see carried through.
"Ultimately, what's important is we won all votes in the Dáil last night, despite the regrettable loss of Joe McHugh," he responded.