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Sinn Féin will table no-confidence motion in Simon Coveney next week

Sinn Féin will table a motion of no-confidence in Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney in the Dáil next week.

The motion comes following the controversy surrounding Coveney appointing former Minister Katherine Zappone as a Special Envoy to the United Nations.

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Sinn Féin’s agriculture spokesperson Matt Carthy said the party will table the motion of no-confidence as the Taoiseach has “failed to do his job” in holding Coveney to account for his actions.

“We have no option but to table this motion and to hold a government minister to account,” Carthy said.

“Let’s see where the numbers fall next week, but I would be hopeful that the Dáil will restore confidence in public office by holding the Minister responsible.”

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The Taoiseach described the motion being brought by Sinn Féin as old style naked opposition politics.

IMAGE – “Mary Lou McDonald talking to media” by Sinn Féin is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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