Simon Harris ‘Failed his way right to the very top’ – Sinn Féin Criticises Taoiseach Appointment

Sinn Féin criticises Taoiseach appointment

Simon Harris has been confirmed as Taoiseach by the Dáil.

Mr Harris was nominated as Taoiseach by the Dáil with a majority vote of 88 to 69 after he was proposed by Fine Gael and supported by Fianna Fáil, the Green Party and a number of independents.

Before the vote was held, opposition parties and independent groups voiced their opposition to the change in leader and continued their calls for an election.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said Deputy Harris had failed his way to the top.

“Out there in the real world, the experience I, if you fail and fail again, you get your P45; however, in this government it seems you can fail your way to the very top,” she said.

Minister Harris will now make his way out of Leinster House towards the plinth where he will get into a car and make his way to Áras an Uachtaráin to get his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins.

On Newstalk Breakfast this morning, presenter Jonathan Healy said he cannot remember a Taoiseach arriving to power with less fanfare.

“Of all the years that I’ve been covering politics and all the years that I’ve been speaking on radio, when a Taoiseach comes in, there is a sense of enthusiasm, a sense of excitement, a sense of change – and that is missing today,” he said.

“It seems as if we are caught up in something internal within Fine Gael that has resulted in Simon Harris taking the reins.”

Credit to : Newstalk

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