Fine Gael Rejected by Ógra’s National Council


So Fine Gael rejected yet again, will this rule out a Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Coalition, its been rejected by Ógra’s national council. Here’s a statement from their page on Facebook.

*Statement from Úachtarán Ógra Tom Cahill*

“At a meeting of Ógra’s national council on Saturday, 29th February, delegates from all over the country voted to oppose Fianna Fáil entering a coalition with Fine Gael.

This was the first opportunity members have had to discuss the potential coalition between the two parties, and we have rejected it. While this vote may not be binding within the party, it is a clear indication that members are not in support of this option.

In the recent election, our members campaigned for a change of government. The party ruled out a grand coalition with Fine Gael prior to, and throughout, the election.

The charge that is often made against our longer serving members, that Fianna Fáil’s opposition to Fine Gael is due to civil war politics, cannot be made against Ógra members. We judge Fine Gael on their actions, or more accurately their inaction.

The scandals that Fine Gael have presided over such as cervical check, the National Children’s Hospital over-run and the housing crisis are damning. We cannot reconcile the neglect the country has endured under Fine Gael in government; almost 10,000 people homeless, rents spiraling out of control, a crisis in our health service and inaction on climate change. The prospect of returning Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy or Health Minister Simon Harris to the cabinet table doesn’t sit well with us.

I have written to our party leader Michéal Martin informing him of the result of the motion.

A motion on a potential coalition with Sinn Féin was deferred to the next meeting.”

Source :Ógra Fianna Fáil