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Micheal Martin: Entire Irish government should resign after abandoning Universal Health Insurance (UHI) plans

Published 17/11/2015

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin launched a scathing attack on Enda Kenny and the Irish government
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin launched a scathing attack on Enda Kenny and the Irish government

The entire Irish government, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, should resign following the abandonment of the country's Universal Health Insurance (UHI) plans, according to the leader of the Opposition.

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin launched a scathing attack on the Coalition's decision to drop the controversial policy ahead of the Republic's General Election.

"This is a resigning matter. We would like the electorate to take matters into their own hands," Mr Martin said.

The Cork TD rejected suggestions that Health Minister Leo Varadkar deserves credit for admitting the plans could not materialise.

 "Leo Varadkar didn't say a dickie bird about this until he came into office and I would say the civil servants are at the end of their tether in terms of this basic dishonest proposition."

Mr Martin also heaped criticism on Mr Kenny, saying he is the "least accountable" Taoiseach in history.

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