The Fianna Fail leader says Eoghan Murphy should defend his record in housing at a general election rather than in a confidence motion in the Dail.
Fianna Fail is to abstain in a motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister later tonight.
It was submitted by the Social Democrats: Róisín Shorthall, and Kildare North TD, Catherine Murphy.
Micheal Martin says we will have a general election next year at which point the voters can have their say on the governments performance.
He says Fine Gael will be held to account at the ballot box.
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