The Maurice McCabe debacle has rightly sent shockwaves throughout the country and there is a serious crisis as the public are losing their belief and faith in State agencies- that’s according to Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy.
Speaking in the Dáil chamber during the Motion of Confidence, Eugene Murphy said that if the public lose faith in the agencies of the State then it is a very real and serious crisis for everyone.
“I like so many others have grave concerns that the agencies of the State have failed the McCabe family and possibly other whistle-blowers. I welcome the fact that under pressure from Fianna Fáil a public inquiry will now be established into the treatment of whistle-blowers and it is absolutely essential that this inquiry deals with all aspects of allegations of wrongdoing. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald appeared visibility shaken in the Dáil chamber as the impact of this crisis continues to unfold but it was absolute and total incompetence which caused this crisis and it was of their own making.
“I also made the point that Fianna Fáil have made major contributions in terms of legislation with the Pension Bill and the Flood Bill for example and we have ensured that the Fine Gael/Independent Government have taken on board our policies- we must ensure that stability is in place and that’s what the people throughout Roscommon/Galway are saying to me- they want stability but they also want to be able to believe in the agencies of the State.
“Fianna Fáil has been totally responsible in their agreement with this Government and the facilitation of this Government- we sat around here for ten weeks- nobody was prepared to come on board to ensure that this State didn’t face another general election and I think we did the right thing and facilitated this Government,” concluded Deputy Murphy.