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