Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has given his full backing to the draft Programme for Government.
Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party will this week vote on the programme agreed by leaders last week.
Deputy McConalogue is set to vote for the programme as he said it will deliver for Donegal as full delivery of the Mica Redress Scheme, A5 Dual Carriageway, and improvements in health care are all committed to in the document.
McConalogue commented, “I believe that the Programme for Government negotiated by our Party is a good one which delivers on Fianna Fáil Manifesto commitments. It is a programme that can be very positive for our County and the Country.
“The programme commits to investing in the health service, addressing waiting lists, establishing a statutory home care entitlement scheme for older people, and to reforming the health service to ensure it better serves people’s needs.
“The document contains a commitment to follow through fully on the delivery of the Mica Redress Scheme for our County which is important. It outlines supports for rural regeneration, tourism and the regional economy. It specifically commits to delivering the A5 Dual Carriageway to the North West and commits to funding all road maintenance separate to capital investment.
“There is a big challenge ahead in supporting the economy to recover from the shock of restrictions over the last few months and I believe Fianna Fáil in government can lead out and do a good job in that regard.”
The outcome of the votes among Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and the Greens will be announced on Friday. All three parties must back the deal in order for Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin to be elected Taoiseach when the Dail sits this Saturday.
Under the deal, Micheál Martin will serve as Taoiseach until December 2022 when the role will rotate back to Leo Varadkar.
“I believe the best way forward for Fianna Fáil is to be in government and to deliver on important issues and projects for our County and Country. I would urge members to consider strongly the Programme for Government, to vote in favour of it, and put Fianna Fáil into government,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.Tags: