Boxer Moran accuses Aontu leader of taking “cheap shot”

Athlone based Minister of State Kevin Boxer Moran has said Peadar Tobin of the Aontu party is merely taking a “cheap shot” in attempting to introduce a bill that would lead to the replacement of unelected ministers and junior ministers.

Aontu is proposing the bill after the failure to form a new government has meant that a number of former TD’s including Kevin Boxer Moran have been left in their positions.

He says that if Aontu was serious about wanting to help reform government they wouldn’t have been so fast to rule themselves out of talks to form a new one.

Boxer Moran also says it wasn’t him or any of the other departing Ministers who decided on the regulation that allows them remain in place until a new government.