Achill native Saoirse McHugh, who unsuccessfully ran for the Green Party in Mayo in last February’s General and Seanad elections, and Fianna Fáil’s Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív have today both said they would not be voting in favour of the government formation document.
Speaking to the national broadcaster Saoirse McHugh said that having read the finer details of what is being proposed, she thought it was “woolly, management speak” and “quite fudgy”.
She claims the agreement doesn’t do enough to address the threat of climate change and that proposals on housing fell short of expectations.
While Galway West FF deputy Éamon Ó Cuív, said it was probable that the programme would be ratified regardless of his opposition, and said he would vote for his party leader Micheál Martin to be Taoiseach, but doubts very much that the government would last.
He had stated his opposition to the three part coalition to Midwest News last week.
Speaking to RTÉ today, he said that he seriously fears for his Fianna Fáil party.
“I reckon the way we’re going there will be two big political parties in the future and one of them will not be Fianna Fáil.”
The deputy leader of FF is Mayo's deputy Dara Calleary. He, of course, is in favour of the government formation document . He was speaking to Midwest News yesterday when it was completed. He was pivotal in drafting it.