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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Taoiseach accuses opposition parties of ‘suffering from an abundance of negativity’ over climate response

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has accused opposition parties and TDs of “suffering from an abundance of negativity” during Leaders Questions.

Social Democrats co-leader Roisin Shorthall questioned the Taoiseach on commitments made during the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.


“Why are you making commitments at COP that you cop out of as soon the ink is dry?” Shorthall questioned.

“Secondly, why should people have confidence in your ability to meet targets given the lack of clarity and credibility in your existing plans?”

Martin replied immediately by saying the Soc-Dem co-leader suffers from “an abundance of negativity”.


He further claimed Shorthall consistently attempts to undermine decisions by Government to tackle climate change.

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach” by House of the Oireachtas (CCBY2.0)


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