Deputy Joan Burton, Cllr Aodhan O'Riordain, Deputy Eamon Gilmore, Cllr Henry Upton, Deputy Roisin Shortall and Deputy Emmet Stagg.
"We need a Government that works, that can get the country back to work and that will put our people back to work. Only a new Government can do this," Eamon Gilmore TD told journalists this afternoon announcing that Labour has tabled a motion of no confidence in the Government.
"It is now make your mind up time for the Green Party, for the Independents and for Fianna Fail backbenchers who have been critical of Government. Are you prepared to give the people the election they want, or are you going to prolong the life of this dysfunctional, demoralised and discredited government?
This afternoon the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD was talking to Sean O''Rourke on RTE's News at One about the forthcoming election and other current political issues, you can listen back on the RTE website.
"Will the Taoiseach tell us why Ireland is being charged a very high 3 per cent interest penalty on this money which is coming through the European Union? Why did the Government agree to it?, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD asked during Leaders' Questions this morning.
"When money was loaned to other countries under that provision of the EU treaties and I have referred to the situations in Latvia, Hungary and Romania, the additional margin was not applied. Thise countries were not charged an additional 3 per cent on the money lent. Ireland is the first country being charged a penalty rate of interest.
"Are we in a situation where the Minister is shutting the door after the bonuses have bolted?... Are we in fact in a situation where, as this works its way out, we will find that the bonuses will end up having to be paid? - Eamon Gilmore TD asked Cowen today during Leaders' Questions.
Gilmore was questioning the Taoiseach about the letter the Minister for Finance wrote to Allied Irish Bank after it emerged that senior executives in Allied Irish Bank were to paid €40m in bonuses.
"We cannot cut our way out of this crisis, we must also have growth. In this uncertain climate, a €6billion adjustment could inflict another year of stagnation on the Irish economy. Having endured so much, and having been promised that the corner was being turned, the danger is that the Irish people will have to suffer another year of little or no growth, and more joblessness.
"This is a sell-out of our country. It is a surrender by the Government of this country's sovereignty, of its rights to make its own decisions, determine its own budgets and the Labour Party will not be bound by this document," the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore told the House today.
Deputy Gilmore was speaking about opposing the Order of Business in the House because the Government proposed no questions next week, no Leaders' Questions except for Tuesday and no Order of Business on Wednesday.
"I will push [Cowen] about the banks because he has given the House and country a bum steer on them for a very long time," Eamon Gilmore Leader of the Labour Party told the House during Leaders' Questions this morning. Deputy Gilmore was asking the Taoiseach about the size of the bail out.
"It would be preferable and helpful and would add a little certainty to the public discussion if the Taoiseach gave at least a ballpark figure for what the banks will require rather than having commentators here and elsewhere speculating today and over the weekend on the amount required, given that this is the last day on which the Taoiseach will be answering questions in the House before next week.
The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD speaking to journalists following the news that the Green Party had called for a General Election.
"The Green Party has at last recognised what the country has realised for many months, that this Government has long passed its sell-by date and that it is incapable of leading the country to economic recovery."