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Fine Gael Labour coalition won’t deliver change Ireland needs — Adams

12 June, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster


The Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle is meeting in Dublin today. Speaking during a break in the meeting this afternoon, Party President Gerry Adams said the banking reports published this week exposed the Government’s central role in the creation of the economic crisis.

He said people clearly wanted change but that a Fine Gael/Labour coalition would not deliver the change that people deserve.

Commenting on the report from the Saville Inquiry, due to be published next week, the Sinn Féin President said that it needs to bin the lies of the Widgery Tribunal.

Gerry Adams said:

“The reports into the banking crisis published this week have exposed the Government’s central role in contributing to the current economic crisis.

“This was not a globally made crisis – it was home grown.

“Citizens are fed up with the domination of the two big parties and are demanding change.

“People are increasingly aware that Fine Gael is no different to Fianna Fáil.

“However the Labour Party unfortunately still appears intent on putting Fine Gael into government.

“A Fine Gael/Labour coalition will not address the deep-rooted inequalities at the heart of Irish society or tackle the vested interests that have caused so much hardship to so many ordinary people.”

On the report from the Saville Inquiry, due to be published on Tuesday, Gerry Adams said:

“The people of Ireland  have  waited  for  38  years  for the British government to tell the truth about Bloody Sunday.

“On Tuesday the Saville Report needs to bin Widgery and deliver justice for the Bloody Sunday families.”

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