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Same Government, Same Treaty, Same Answer – Adams

28 September, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster


Sinn Féin has launched a series of hard-hitting advertisements in the national media this morning calling on people to vote no to another bad deal. Speaking in Dublin Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said “On October 2nd the Irish people are being asked to vote on the same treaty, by the same government and they should be given the same answer.” He went on to say, “Fianna Fáil has got it wrong on NAMA, they have got it wrong on Bord Snip and they have got it wrong on Lisbon as well. And their handling of the controversy over former FAS chief Rody Molloy shows just how out of touch they are.”

Mr. Adams said:

“On October 2nd the Irish people are being asked to vote on the same treaty by the same government and they should be given the same answer. Fianna Fáil are wrong on NAMA, they are wrong on Bord Snip and they are wrong on Lisbon as well. Their handling of the controversy over former FAS chief Rody Molloy shows just how out of touch they are.

“The Lisbon Treaty is Fianna Fáil’s Treaty. The Lisbon Treaty contains the same failed right wing policies that brought the economy into recession.

“The key question for voters is; if Fianna Fáil have got is so wrong on NAMA and on Born Snip Nua how can anyone trust them on Lisbon.

“As the party who have presided over the loss of 200,000 jobs in 12 months how can Fianna Fáil's claims that supporting Lisbon will bring jobs and economic recovery be taken seriously.

“Scaremongering about economic ruin is not only a lie it is damaging to our reputation abroad. The Irish and international business community want clarity and certainty. After Lisbon Ireland will still have access to European markets, and we will still be in charge of tax policies. The fact is that economy recovery has to be driven by a change in domestic policies and assisted by change at EU level.

“There was a 14% increase in inward investment in 2008 according to the IDA despite the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty.

“We need a new Treaty, containing new policies, that will enable Ireland and Europe to meet the new challenges which we are facing. On October 2 vote for a better deal by vote No to the Lisbon Treaty.” ENDS

Note to editor: Sinn Féin’s advertisements appear in the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Mirror and The Star.

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