Mayo Fine Gael councillors are very clear – they do not support this document on government formation. They believe that what they term the “patchwork government” that would emerge from it, is not what the electorate want.
That’s the view of the Fine Gael whip on Mayo County Council Peter Flynn. The Westport based councillor says there are real concerns in Mayo over the stated policies of the Green Party.
Yet, the reality is that the grassroots members of Fine Gael in the county will not have a say in this decision. There are only 8 Fine Gael votes in total in the county to either support or reject the document. Because of the Fine Gael party structure, grassroot members are not afforded a vote.
Speaking to Midwest News today councillor Flynn says it’s a very different world now, compared to the Ireland of the General Election campaign of February last, and he insists that from the start of the government formation talks, Mayo county councillors have not been in favour of the proposed three party coalition
Midwest News has tried to contact the two Mayo Fine Gael deputies in the county today – Minister Michael Ring and deputy Alan Dillon to get their opinion on the government formation document, but so far we have had no response