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F word is the least Gogarty has to apologise for after cutting social welfare - Ó Snodaigh

12 December, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Sinn Féin Social Affairs spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has said the row over Paul Gogarty's use of the F word in the Dáil has distracted from the real issue - Deputy Gogarty's support and that of the Green Party and Fianna Fáil TDs for savage cuts to social welfare.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

"The row over Paul Gogarty's language in the Dáil has distracted from what he was actually saying - he was defending his support for savage cuts to social welfare that hit the most vulnerable in our society. He voted along with his Green Party and Fianna Fáil and so-called 'Independent' colleagues to slash payments for people living in poverty, very many of whom are in his own constituency. The F word is the least that he and his fellow Government backbenchers have to apologise for having ensured the passage of a Social Welfare Bill that is a recipe for impoverishment and emigration.

"Deputy Gogarty should hang his head in shame, not for his unparliamentary language but for his betrayal of the people who elected him." ENDS

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