LIMERICK TDs have been challenged to support Sinn Féin motion of no confidence in the government that is due to be debated in the Dáil next Tuesday.
The challenge came from Limerick City Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan who said that the government has lost its parliamentary majority and is failing to tackle the cost of living and housing crises.
“In Limerick, we have faced the government’s failure to deliver on housing and its abject failure to tackle the crisis at University Hospital Limerick. It is time to make way for a government that will put workers and families first,” Deputy Quinlivan declared.
“Sinn Féin is tabling a motion of no-confidence in the government, which will be debated during our private members’ time in the Dáil next Tuesday. People in Limerick will know all too well how the government’s failures have impacted on their lives.
“Last month saw the highest number of patients ever treated on hospital trollies at UHL and failure to address this will see more than 20,000 people on trollies in 2022. This ongoing situation at our hospital in itself is a clear demonstration of my utter lack of confidence in this Government”
“They have refused to bring forward an emergency budget to tackle the rising cost of living and will not cut the cost of energy utilities, rents or childcare at a time of financial crisis for workers and families. Meanwhile, people in Limerick are struggling to keep on top of their bills as the cost of living continues to spiral,” Deputy Quinlivan explained.
“This is a government that is out of ideas, out of touch and out of time. People in Limerick are paying the price for this government’s failures. The government have lost their Dáil majority, and it is time to make way for a government that will put workers and families first.”
“That is the proposition we will be putting to the Dáil next week. This will now be over to TDs to decide. The government TDs in Limerick have a choice. They can vote for more of the same, or they can join with us and vote for change.
“This is the timer them to take sides – they can stand with workers and families or stand with the chaos and dysfunction of the current government,” he concluded.