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20 March 2024

Labour Leader Ivana Bacik TD has issued a resounding call for a general election following the resignation of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The current political landscape demands a swift response to ensure the people's voice is heard loud and clear.

Deputy Bacik said 

"It is utterly untenable that we would see this Government remain in office despite this deeply destabilising news. The resignation of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar underscores the urgent need for the people, not Fine Gael, to determine the future leadership of our country. It is not the prerogative of any one party to dictate who should lead Ireland. The people must decide who is best equipped to address the pressing issues facing our nation.

"To solve the housing crisis, to end child poverty, and to reduce hospital waiting lists, we need visionary leadership focused on the needs of the people. Fine Gael's tenure has seen these challenges persist and worsen. It's time for a new approach, one driven by compassion, innovation, and a genuine commitment to the well-being of all citizens.

"And how can Fianna Fáil and the Green Party prop up this chaos?  The only way to ensure that the people's voices are heard and their concerns addressed is through a general election. Fine Gael need to do the right thing and go to the people now."