‘The election is coming’: Fianna Fáil’s impatience for government

Few of those at today’s Fianna Fáil ardfheis in Citywest want to wait much longer

“What the f**k is Daly at?” asked a Fine Gael TD as he observed his colleague, junior minister Jim Daly, in full flow on Wednesday evening. During the otherwise uneventful debate on the motion of no confidence in Minister for Health Simon Harris, Daly directed his ire not at Sinn Féin, who had tabled the motion, but towards Fianna Fáil.

“We spend the cost of one children’s hospital ever four months servicing interest on debt from the mismanagement of the economy when members opposite were in charge of the purse strings.”

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