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Fianna Fáil and Greens still denying the people their say – Ó Caoláin

18 January, 2011 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD


Commenting on the outcome of the Fianna Fáil TDs’ vote of confidence in Brian Cowen, the Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said:

“It matters little who is leader of Fianna Fáil. What matters is who governs and how they govern and this Fianna Fáil vote only serves to prolong for two more months the tenure of this disastrous Government.

“Fianna Fáil TDs have had their say and voted in secret ballot but Fianna Fáil and the Greens are denying the people their say in what should be an immediate General Election.

“On the very day of the Fianna Fáil vote the Government was drawing down IMF funds totalling €5.8 billion, a week after drawing down the first €5 billion from the EU. This is the working out of the sell-out IMF/EU deal, the result of this Government’s disastrous banking policy – a policy that has seen a manageable State debt being merged with a colossal and unmanageable private banking debt. People are being impoverished as a result and our public services are being destroyed.

“For these reasons there should be an immediate dissolution of the Dáil and a General Election.” ENDS

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