Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has branded the Taoiseach’s comments about the choice facing voters in the next general election as “arrogant, out of touch and an indication of how out of touch with public sentiment” Mr Kenny has become.
Addressing the annual Éamon DeValera commemoration in Ennis, on Sunday, Deputy Martin said “It is increasingly clear that the Taoiseach has lost touch with the Irish public. The public has lost faith in his Government – it is not within his gift to try and define the outcome of the next general election.
The fact that he would try is indicative of the arrogance that has defined the last 12 months of Government activity and is an insult to voters. It is up to the people to decide who will be in the next government and it is up to each party to spell out their vision for
the future of the country and put forward credible policies.
“Fianna Fáil, now the largest political party in local government across the country, takes that responsibility seriously. We are working to develop a manifesto for the future that moves beyond the pointless sloganeering that has come to define Irish politics and gives the public a genuine alternative that they can believe in,” Mr Martin said.