Convicted criminal to provide support to party of law and order

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
30 March 2024
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Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called out Simon Harris for seeking the vote of convicted criminal Michael Lowry TD Tuesday week in the Dáil.

Deputy Ó Ríordáin said:

“Simon Harris looks set to utterly debase the office of An Taoiseach before he even steps in the door.

“Seeking the support of Michael Lowry to secure his position is not a good look. It is degrades the reputation of the office and of the body politic at large.

“It’s a bizarre move from the now leader of the Party of law and order to seek the support of a convicted criminal. 

“It just goes to show that when it comes to Fine Gael, the standards are set higher from those who have the least. Tax evasion is clearly fine in Fine Gael’s eyes, yet they would be happy to ensure that people with addiction issues are coming and going constantly from the courts.

“All political parties, in Government and opposition, need to ask themselves if they are comfortable with this or not. 

“This is not a game, it’s national politics and it is a crucial time to restore the reputation and trust of politicians with voters. This type of pathetic behaviour undermines all these efforts.”

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