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Government has failed the people — Adams

15 May, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster

Speaking in Dublin today where he attended a meeting of the party’s Ard Comhairle, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that the government has failed the people and that what was needed was a radical republican political agenda, based on citizens rights.

Gerry Adams said:

“Following a very successful election campaign for Sinn Féin we are now planning ahead for the North’s Assembly elections and discussing how best to promote the party’s progressive political agenda here in the South.

“The Taoiseach has commented in recent days about Fianna Fáil’s role in contributing to the economic and banking crisis and has claimed that there were no warnings from the political opposition about the property bubble.
“However, the truth is that Sinn Féin repeatedly raised this issue in the Dáil.

“The government, for its own electoral reasons, and because of the vested interests which it sought to protect, chose to disregard this.

“The government has failed the people.

“It is clear that a radical republican political agenda based on citizens rights is needed now more than ever.
“The government’s most recent refusal to hold overdue by-elections because they fear the result, leaving constituencies unrepresented, is shameful. So is the refusal to accept responsibility for the current economic crisis.” ENDS

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