Donegal TD says Health Minister’s position is untenable

A Donegal Sinn Fein TD says the Health Minister’s position is untenable.

The party has confirmed it will table a motion of no confidence in Minister Simon Harris because of his handling of the National Children’s Hospital overruns.

The Minister is due to apologise to the Dail this week, but Sinn Fein says he’s misled the Dail and the public.

Deputy Pearse Doherty has described the overrun at the National Children’s Hospital as scandalous.

Meanwhile Deputy Doherty has condemned a protest held at the home of Health Minister Simon Harris.

Gardai attended the scene in Co. Wicklow yesterday afternoon and say the protesters left peacefully.

Deputy Doherty says it’s not acceptable to target a person’s private home:

Meanwhile Fianna Fáil’s Health Spokesman Stephen Donnelly says it’s an irresponsible move to put down a motion of no confidence: