Speaking in Dublin today, the Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams TD, predicted that the Irish people will hear much hypocrisy and political opportunism from the Fianna Fáil leadership at their ard fheis.
He added: “We all know that Mícheál Martin was central to the discredited Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen governments.
“Fianna Fáil policies sunk the economy leading to great hardship for ordinary families.
“Fianna Fáil is the party that proposed the Family Home Tax and it was Fianna Fáil’s developer-led housing policy which led to the mortgage crisis, now causing so much distress to so many families.
“There is little difference between the Fine Gael-Labour coalition and Fianna Fáil policy.
“The only way to restore our economy and rebuild society is to break with this conservative political consensus which has so abjectly failed our country and our people. Sinn Féin is the only party that offers a real alternative to Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour.”