Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, commenting on Micheál Martin’s renewed interest in the peace process and in developments in the north said:
“Micheál Martin’s criticism of the Fine Gael/Labour government rings hollow. This government is simply implementing the policies of the last Fianna Fáil government.
“His attack on Sinn Féin is equally bogus. The end of conflict, the peace process and the power sharing institutions are among the greatest achievements of modern years.
“Sinn Féin on the Executive is attempting, in the absence of fiscal powers, to manage a serious economic crisis and is succeeding much more effectively than Fianna Fáil in government or in opposition has.
“Micheál Martin’s comments have more to do with his fear of Sinn Féin in the south than a concern about the north.”