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Adams says Government running scared of voters

18 October, 2010 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Speaking this afternoon as the High Court heard Senator Pearse Doherty’s case against the Government over the delay in holding the Donegal South West by-election, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said it was a great shame that the government had chosen to fight the case.

Gerry Adams said:

“It’s a great shame that the Government has chosen to fight this case.

“The government is running scared of the voters of Donegal South West, and indeed those of Dublin South and of Waterford where by-elections are also overdue.

“These constituencies are being left under-represented at a time of severe economic crisis, with far-reaching decisions being made and a savage budget being prepared by this Government.

“That is bad for the people of Donegal South West, of Dublin South and of Waterford. It is also bad for democracy.

“The Government needs to stop wasting public money trying to suppress the democratic entitlements of the people of Donegal South West and moved the writ for this by-election.”

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