Thursday, 14 June 2007
Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government: Motion
Richard Bruton (Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
The tribunal suggested that an explanation offered during the election — one which influenced many voters and led to the Progressive Democrats saying this was the most marvellous Taoiseach ever and he should be allowed to continue, having just previously said the explanations were partial and did not stand up to scrutiny — does not tally with the explanation offered by the Taoiseach. We have never seen an explanation as to why the evidence recorded by the Mahon tribunal is inconsistent with the explanation offered by the Taoiseach.