Taoiseach must recall the Dáil

21 August 2020

Following the resignation of Minister Dara Calleary, Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has said the Taoiseach must now recall the Dáil.

  • New Minister must be appointed.
  • Critical issues facing the country must be addressed by the Oireachtas.

Deputy Kelly said:
“The Oireachtas Golf Society Dinner should not have gone ahead and Dara Calleary has done the right thing by resigning as a Minister.

“It is not acceptable for the Taoiseach to hold the Agriculture ministry when there are such pressing issues in the sector. There must be a new government Minister put in place to deal with the outbreaks we have seen in the meat processing sector. This cannot be left for three weeks while there are still clusters appearing in meat factories.

“It is essential now that the Taoiseach recall the Dáil next week so that a new Minister can be appointed and those in our parliament who attended the dinner can make statements.

“Further, the Dáil must meet to deal with the critical issues facing our country including the reopening of our schools, the Leaving Cert and the confusion over Covid-19 restrictions.”

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