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'Government has no mandate to do what it is doing' – Adams

11 September, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan


Speaking in Dublin today, Sinn Féin Féin President Gerry Adams called for
the Dáil to be reconvened immediately to discuss the banking crisis and
soaring rates of unemployment.

The Sinn Féin leader was speaking at a meeting of the party’s Ard Comhairle
which discussed these issues as well as the new Northern Assembly term which
starts on Monday and legal moves by Sinn Féin to force the holding of the
Donegal South West by election.

Gerry Adams said:

“The past week has seen further allegations about what the Government knew
but didn’t reveal to the Dáil when it introduced the bank guarantee.

“Decisions on Anglo Irish Bank, which will have huge ramifications for
taxpayers and the future of the state, and on the renewal of the bank
guarantee, should not have been taken while the Dáil is on holidays. The Government has no mandate for this.

“It's handling of the banking crisis has been disastrous. It has failed to
do anything to tackle soaring unemployment. It is planning further cuts to public services while it puts almost €30 billion of taxpayers' money
Anglo Irish.

“Sinn Féin's position is that this Government has to go. Forcing it to go,
making it hold overdue by elections and putting forward an alternative
budget will be our priorities in this state over the coming months.”
" The Taoiseach should recall the Dáil immediately to deal with these
urgent issues". ENDS

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