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first_imgDeputy Pádraig MacLochlainn has branded comments made by Fianna Fáil’s Deputy Charlie McConalogue about government inaction over prescription charges as ‘completely hypocritical’ and ‘brass-necked’.Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainnDeputy MacLochlainn made the comments following a statement issued by Deputy McConalogue in which he criticises the current government over their failure to abolish prescription charges for medical card holders.The Sinn Fein TD says the remarks are completely hypocritical given the fact that prescription charges for those with medical cards were first introduced under the previous Fianna Fáil led government back in 2010. Deputy MacLochlainn said “This week’s comments from Deputy Charlie McConalogue concerning prescription charges for medical card holders and the failure of the current government to fulfil its pledge to scrap the controversial charge show that the Fianna Fáil Deputy clearly has a very short term memory.”“In making his damning remarks, Deputy McConalogue seems to have forgotten that it was under the previous Fianna Fáil government that prescription charges for people with medical cards were first introduced.”“The very fact that Deputy McConalogue was a sitting Fianna Fáil Councillor at the time when the government first brought in these charges shows the complete hypocrisy of his statement this week in which he slams the current administration for continuing to implement the charge.”“While it is true that the charge has increased steadily over the years, including under the current Fine Gael/Labour government, Fianna Fáil cannot distance themselves from the levy – and that includes Deputy McConalogue. I think it’s fair to say that the prize for brass-neck of the week award goes to the Deputy on the back of his comments.” “Unlike Fianna Fáil, my own party Sinn Féin has always been opposed to the charge, and in their Alternative Budget last year Fianna Fáil did not show how the party planned to make up the cost of its phased removal.”“While I of course welcome the fact that Deputy McConalogue and his Fianna Fáil colleagues have decided to make a U-Turn on this issue and have finally accepted that Sinn Féin’s position on this has always been the correct one, I do find his comments this week completely hypocritical and brass-necked.”SINN FEIN ATTACK McCONALOGUE’S COMMENTS ON PRESCRIPTION CHARGES was last modified: September 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConalogueDeputy Padraig MacLochlainndonegalprescription chargeslast_img read more

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