Michael Healy-Rae T.D.
The controversial government U-Turn on the Shannon LNG project, which would have brought a new lease of life to North Kerry, was one of the main reasons that Deputy Michael Healy Rae voted against Saturday’s government formation.
The decision by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to sacrifice the long awaited €500 million Shannon LNG project was heavily criticised during his comments to new Dail, which sat the Dublin Convention Centre due to Covid-19 pandemic.
“Both the outgoing Taoiseach and the new incoming Taoiseach promised the people of the Kerry the Shannon LNG project would go ahead. They made that promise as late as February and then they turn around and do a U-turn and abandon the people of Kerry. I am grateful to the people of Kerry for supporting and electing me to this Dail and I have to support them by standing up for them here today.”
Deputy Michael Healy Rae voted against Government formation.