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Ireland can take responsibility for its own economy without IMF intervention – Doherty

19 November, 2010 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty has said Ireland can and should take responsibility for its own economy and the IMF should not be allowed to dictate economic policy to the Irish Government. He said this Government is not up to the job of getting us out of the current economic mess and should resign to allow for a general election.

Speaking from Donegal today Senator Doherty said:

“Ireland needs a Government that will stand up for the national interest. The people are sick to the stomach of this Government’s economic incompetence and its lily livered approach to the European Union and the IMF.

“It is time this government recognised that is not up to the job of getting us out of this economic crisis. Everything they have done has made the situation worse. They need to go. During the by-election campaign it has become increasingly evident that people want a general election. They have had enough of the Government’s lies and arrogance.

“Ireland is at a crossroads and Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour all want to continue on the direction that has brought us to our current position.

“But there is an alternative. Ireland can and should take responsibility for our own economy. The IMF should be told to go home. They should not be allowed to dictate economic policy to the Irish Government.

“We need to put our citizens first. It’s time to burn the bondholders and introduce a fair budget that protects the vulnerable and has a job creation and stimulus package at its core.” ENDS

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