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Ahern, Kenny and Harney talking nonsense – Gerry Adams

1 June, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has dismissed comments from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as ‘cynical politics at its worst’.  He said “Instead of talking about how to keep people in work, how to protect public services, how to dismantle the golden circle that has almost destroyed this state, they are talking nonsense.” He said that there is hope for the future because now it is over to the people to have their say.  Things can change if people come out in huge numbers and say enough is enough.”

Gerry Adams said:

“Sinn Féin has no interest in the politics of Dermot Ahern, Enda Kenny and Mary Harney.  In the midst of a deep economic crisis these people are out talking nonsense.  

“Fianna Fáil has an absolute cheek trying to distract voters from their record in government.  And Dermot Ahern, in particular, should be deeply ashamed about his comments and retrack them.

“Fianna Fáil and the Greens have presided over a record rise in unemployment. They have stood back as pension schemes, as people watched their homes sink into negative equity and in some cases be repossessed. They have let us come close to bankruptcy and all the while sought only to protect themselves, the banks and their friends in the property world.

“They don’t want to talk about people’s job security and their right to have homes, a decent health service, a functioning education system. Sinn Féin will debate real politics with anybody at anytime, but we will not engage in charades designed to con the voters.

“Sinn Féin's message is that thre is hope for the future of this country. The economy can be turned around. Now is the time when you can have your say. Now is the time to fight back and reclaim this country from those who have caused it so much damage. The most effective way to do that is to cast your vote for Sinn Féin candidates.” ENDS

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