Sinn Féin to join FF in Reilly 'no confidence' motion
on 03/09/2012 12:50:49
Earlier today Fianna Fáil announced they would also be tabling a similar motion after the HSE last week announced cuts of €130m within the service.
"Health Minister James Reilly is plunging the health services into deep crisis with the savage cuts now being imposed," Ó Caoláin said.
"Minister Reilly has made great play of his changes to the HSE, claiming that they will mean more direct responsibility and management by the Minister. Yet Minister Reilly left it to the HSE to announce the latest harsh cuts and he had to be shamed out of hiding to answer the wave of justified criticism."
The move, when the Dáil returns in two weeks time, is expected to force disgruntled Labour backbenchers to obey the whip and support Reilly.