It’s all personal in politics

Inside Politics: Sinn Féin’s motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy comes before Dáil

Sinn Féin has put forward a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin has put forward a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

Good morning.

Today will be one of those days in Leinster House. At 8pm, Sinn Féin’s motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy will be taken in Private Members’ time. This is not a motion of no confidence in the Government, but it might as well be - except it’s even more personalised, directed as it is at one person, and not the entire Government. Everyone will say it’s not personal. Murphy might disagree. As Michael Corleone said, it’s all personal.

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