Catherine Martin: the only losers in this charade are the people

Green Party TD uses maiden speech to urge action from main parties

Newly elected TD Catherine Martin, of the Green Party, makes an impassioned call for the formation of a government in her first parliamentary speech.

Newly elected Green Party TD Catherine Martin delivered a strong maiden speech in the Dáil on Thursday in which she urged the two main parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, to cease their political grandstanding and give the electorate what it wants: stable government. Here is Ms Martin’s speech in full:

Toisc gurb í seo an chéad uair dom labhairt sa Dáil, ba mhaith liom i dtús báire mo bhuíochas a ghabháil le muintir Bhaile Átha Cliath - Ráth an Dúin as an onóir seo a thabhairt dom agus as a gcuid muiníne ioman a léiriú chun ionadaíocht a dheánamh ar a son sa Dara Dáil is Tríocha.

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