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

Niall O'Connor Political Correspondent

Published 17/11/2015 | 12:59

Micheal Martin
Micheal Martin

THE entire Government, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, should resign following the abandonment of the Universal Health Insurance (UHI) plans, according to the leader of the Opposition.

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