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Adams criticises cuts consensus as Ferris selected for Kerry North/West Limerick

14 October, 2010

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said a consensus now exists between the Government, Fine Gael and Labour on savage cuts for ordinary people.

Speaking this evening in Kerry at a Sinn Féin election convention, Adams also congratulated Martin Ferris TD who was selected to contest the General Election constituency of Kerry North/West Limerick.

Gerry Adams said:

“Fine Gael and the Labour Party are on side with the Government’s plan to cut the budget deficit by imposing savage cuts. That is why yesterday the Taoiseach invited them to pre-Budget talks.

“His decision to exclude Sinn Féin from discussions because this party has a different opinion is reprehensible.

“It is ironic that the Taoiseach's exclusion comes on the very day that Sinn Féin launched economic proposals in the North and invited all parties to attend.

“And why have we been excluded? Because Sinn Féin will not be a part of a consensus based on a 3% budget deficit by 2014  involving savage and damaging cuts to public services that will hurt ordinary citizens.

“Next month Sinn Féin will launch a budget alternative to the Government’s policy of slash and burn.

“We will outline a detailed, costed stimulus package that can create jobs and help ordinary people.

On December 4th there will be a rally in Dublin to demonstrate public anger and to keep up the pressure on the government.

“It is time to make a stand.

“We can best do that by getting Martin Ferris elected in North Kerry and West Limerick and by returning a strong Sinn Féin team to the Dáil with a mandate to bring about real and fundamental change.”


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