Independent TD, Michael Healy-Rae, has asked the Green Party to prove him wrong.
He made the request on Saturday (June 27th) after new members of the Government were formally appointed and received their seal of office.
'I don't want you to attack our family farms'
“I want to put a challenge up to the Green Party. I want to ask you to prove me wrong. The people of rural Ireland are afraid of the Green Party.” he said in his speech.
“I am asking you to please prove me wrong, if you can. I don’t want you to attack our family farms or live exports. I don’t want you to make it impossible for family farms to keep going.”
In closing his speech, Healy-Rae wishes the Government and each of its Ministers success.
“I will do my job diligently in opposition, keeping each and every one of the Ministers and their Departments on their toes in the best and most workperson-like way possible for the betterment of the people of Kerry and the people of this country.” the Deputy concluded.