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The Taoiseach is dithering and delaying

Posted on July 08, 2009 at 03:33 PM

Today saw the last Leaders' Questions as the Dáil prepares to recess for the summer on Friday. Despite the fact that the Dáil will not sit again until September, we are still waiting on details of the Government's economic recovery plans.

The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD criticised the Taoiseach for not publishing the McCarthy report (on An Bord Snip Nua) and details of NAMA (National Assets Management Agency) before the summer recess.

"The Taoiseach has come in here and told us that he does not want to defer decisions but he has done nothing else. This is not the Taoiseach's own business or a matter for private discussion by the Government. It is public business.

"The Taoiseach is dithering and delaying and his incompetence is creating even further difficulties for the country's economy."

Demanding to see the McCarthy report (An Bord Snip Nua) before the Dáil goes into recess, Eamon said: "With each passing week as we came closer to the recess the report has drifted further and further away until it is clear that the Government's intention is to receive it after the Dáil goes into recess, or certainly after we have had an opportunity to question the Taoiseach and Ministers about it here and selectively leak its contents in a softening-up exercise during the summer.

"I want to see the report before we break up for the summer."

As ever you can see Eamon's contribution in the You Tube video while the full debate is available on the Oireachtas website. What do you think, do you believe the Dáil should discuss these reports before it goes into recess, let us know in the comments below.

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