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Sinn Féin has no intention of putting conservative parties into Government – Adams

5 January, 2011 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said that comments today by Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore were a flimsy attempt to distract attention from his intention of putting Fine Gael into Government.

Gerry Adams said:

“Eamon Gilmore’s claim that he interprets my remarks this morning on Sinn Féin’s ability to do a deal with Ian Paisley, in response to a question about Sinn Féin’s ability to do a deal with Mr Gilmore, as some sort of overture to Fianna Fáil, is a flimsy attempt to distract attention from his intention of putting Fine Gael into Government.

“Sinn Féin has no intention of putting either of these conservative parties into government.

“There is a need for a realignment in Irish politics. The General Election could accelerate this and the necessary root and branch reform of our political, social and economic systems. That is what is needed at this time.” ENDS

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