Minister Says Shatter No Confidence Motion ‘knee Jerk Reaction’

MINISTER SAYS SHATTER NO CONFIDENCE MOTION ‘KNEE JERK REACTION’

A Cabinet Minister has said a Fianna Fail motion of no confidence is a ‘knee-jerk reaction’.

Brendan Howlin says the Dail debate tonight and tomorrow night is an attempt to prolong the political panic surrounding the garda tapes affair.

The government is expected to comfortably win the vote, but will face further attacks over its handling of the garda tapes and the resignation of Martin Callinan.

Brendan Howlin says Fianna Fáil is just trying to score some easy points.

“I think there’s a normal political knee-jerk reaction to try and pro-long a controversy – that’s just custom and practice” he said.

“So I don’t expect anything different form Fianna Fail” he added.

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