Deputy Casey wel­comes ‘more pow­er­ful Dail’

Bray People - - NEWS -

FIRST-TIME Deputy Pat Casey has wel­comed the for­ma­tion of a new mi­nor­ity Gov­ern­ment, say­ing that it will be ‘ truly ac­count­able to the peo­ples’ elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives’.

While dis­ap­pointed that Fianna Fáil were un­able to form a Gov­ern­ment, Deputy Casey said that af­ter 70 days, the peo­ple of Ire­land needed a Gov­ern­ment, adding that this was a ‘new era for Ir­ish pol­i­tics’.

‘ This more pow­er­ful Dáil al­lows Gov­ern­ment to be truly ac­count­able to the peo­ples’ elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives,’ said Deputy Casey. ‘It al­lows all TDs to stand up and be counted in find­ing so­lu­tions to our prob­lems, not just sit­ting on the side­lines and cyn­i­cally op­pos­ing ev­ery­thing while propos­ing noth­ing. There will be no hid­ing place for show­man­ship, nor should there be. The peo­ple de­serve bet­ter. Our prob­lems are too se­ri­ous for fan­tasy land so­lu­tions based on anger and jar­gon.’

‘I also ac­cept that there are many chal­lenges ahead and this new pol­i­tics can fail. I will work night and day to en­sure that it does not,’ he said.

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