Government must let the people have their say in a general election – Matt Carthy TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Matt Carthy TD, has said government must call an election now and ensure the people can have their say.

Teachta Carthy said, “Government must call an election now. It’s time for change. The people must have the opportunity to have their say.

“If Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens are confident that the people want Simon Harris as their third Fianna Fáil/ Fine Gael Taoiseach in four years, they should put it to the people in a general election.

“It’s time for change, not more of the same with Simon Harris. He has sat at the cabinet table for 8 years as home ownership collapsed, as rents sky rocketed and as our health system crumbled.  

“He is part of a government that is out of touch, out of ideas and out of time.   

“Everyday that Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens remain in government, the worse things are getting.

“This government is trying to limp on, despite the head of government resigning, and they are proposing to anoint Simon Harris as Taoiseach. It is just more of the same at a time when people are demanding change.

“It’s time for new people with new ideas.  It’s time for a general election.”