Dáil debates

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions


12:10 pm

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

-----and that is already catered for. The Deputy may smile but the only contribution that Sinn Féin is making, for example to the discussion on Brexit right now, is to call for a border poll to make tensions even more acute in Northern Ireland than they already are. This Sinn Féin contribution is supposed to be constructive towards the national challenge we face right across the island. While confidence and supply is an unusual arrangement it is difficult for parties that are competitive with each other, but right now it is responding to the national challenge that people outside this House expect us to respond to with maturity and competence. That is what the extension of the confidence and supply arrangement will be about. It does not mean that we will not be battling in this House on a whole range of policy areas and keeping the Government under pressure, which is as it should be.


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