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Focus on country's problems not internal FF bickering - Gilmore tells Cowen

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 07:58 PM

Following the weekend's media coverage of internal Fianna Fail fighting, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD urged the Taoiseach to focus on the problems of the country and not on the internal bickering of his party.

Speaking during Leaders' Questions Eamon told the Taoiseach: "The concern they are to the rest of us and to the wider public is that the Taoiseach and his leadership team are spending their time now and for the next number of months looking over their shoulders and looking behind them, looking for little conspiracies and for people stabbing them in the back, for more Ministers and more backbenchers making this type of comment.

"Some of these comments are about the Taoiseach. For example, "paralysis" was the term used in respect of him and his leadership of the Government. As long as that continues, the Taoiseach and his team will not be focused on the problems the people of the country want them to address. That is the problem."

You can see Eamon's full contribution in the accompanying video while the full exchange can be read on the Oireachtas website.

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