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Finance Bill should not be put before the Dáil - General Election now – Ó Caoláin

23 January, 2011 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD


Sinn Fein Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said that the Finance Bill should not be put before the Dáil and that the Dáil should be dissolved straight away.

He said:

“The Fianna Fáil/Green Government has totally disintegrated yet the Green Party wants to press ahead with that Government’s Finance Bill in the Dáil next week. The travesty of democracy continues.

“The Dáil should be dissolved straight away and it is the people who should decide on the Finance Bill not a Dáil, the life of which has effectively ended. That Bill should not be put before the Dáil. The Government proposing the Bill no longer exists.

“Sinn Féin has always said that we are opposed to this Finance Bill, to Budget 2011 and to the sell-out IMF/EU deal. There is no question of us supporting this Finance Bill in the Dáil next week or any week. We are not part of the Consensus for Cuts and we have put forward a real alternative plan for economic recovery.

“It now seems that Fine Gael and the Labour Party want to help the Taoiseach to pass the Finance Bill so that a Fine Gael/Labour Government does not have to do so. They are all still part of the Consensus for Cuts and they will not fool the people so easily.”

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