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IMF bank bailout not a done deal – Adams

10 December, 2010


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said  today’s statement from the board of the IMF that it has delayed consideration of the €22.5bn bank bailout until next week because there will now be a Dáil vote on the issue, showed that it is not a done deal.

 Speaking tonight at a Sinn Féin selection convention in Cabra, where Sinn Féin Vice-President Mary Lou McDonald was nominated as the party's candidate for Dublin Central for the forthcoming General Election, Gerry Adams said the Government decision to put the deal before the Dáil was a direct result of legal action initiated by Sinn Féin’s Dáil leader and he called on all TDs to oppose the Government motion.

Gerry Adams said:

“Ever since it signed up to it’s shoddy deal with the EU/IMF, the

Government has tried to present this sell out as a done deal that cannot be changed or opposed.

“However today’s statement from the board of the IMF confirms what Sinn Féin has been saying – that this is not a done deal and that it can still be opposed.

“The Government’s u-turn over the issue of putting this deal before the Dáil is a direct result of legal action initiated by Sinn Féin’s Dáil eader Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin.

“I am calling on all TDs, from whatever party or none, who value Irish sovereignty to oppose the Government motion before the Dáil next week.”

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