Adams ‘bemused’ by Fianna Fáil coalition motion
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said he was “bemused” by the passing of a motion at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which ruled out coalition with Sinn Féin.
Speaking at a meeting of Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle in Dublin this morning, Teachta Adams said:
“It is of no surprise that Fianna Fáil leader doesn’t want Sinn Féin in government. For nearly 100 years, both they and Fine Gael have run the state in their interests, the interests of elites, and not the interests of citizens.
“Sinn Féin in government will stand up for ordinary citizens. We will build homes. We will resolve the crisis in health. We deliver real change in the lives of citizens and build a society based on equality and rights. That is the difference.
“Under Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil has elected two Fine Gael Taoisigh and co-written two deeply unfair budgets with Fine Gael. They joined with Fine Gael in blocking the scraping of water charges, action on crisis rents, the reversal of unfair bin charge hikes. They also voted against a Sinn Féin Dáil motion to end the discrimination against women in regards of the State Pension. Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted to deliver for citizens.
“It would be more honest and appropriate for Fianna Fáil to go into government with Fine Gael.”