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Social Democrats To Support Motion Of No Confidence In Simon Coveney.

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Kildare North TD, Catherine Murphy, is party co-leader.

The Foreign Affairs Minister's facing mounting calls from the opposition to resign ahead of a no confidence motion in the Dail tomorrow.

The motion centres around Simon Coveney's handling of the appointment of Katherine Zappone to a UN Special Envoy role.

He has faced criticism for offering the newly created job to a former minister without it being publicly advertised.

Government ministers have described the vote as a "publicity stunt" but Labour has indicated it'll be supporting the Sinn Fein motion.

Social Democrats co-leader, Kildare North TD Catherine Murphy, says they'll also be backing it:

Deputy Murphy says the minister's attempts to put the issue to bed at recent committee meetings failed

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