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Gerry Adams comments on TV3 Leaders Debate

8 February, 2011


Commenting this evening on the TV3 debate between Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said:

“Tonight’s debate was lamentably short on solutions.

“It is obvious that while the Labour Party’s position may differ in some details from that of Fianna Fáil, it shares the same broad approach, in other words — more of the same.

“Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin called for what he termed ‘a real debate’. But how can there be any semblance of a real debate when Sinn Féin is excluded?

“Citizens are entitled to hear all political views in order to make an informed judgement on the way forward.

“Fianna Fáil are unlikely to be part of the next government but the Fianna Fáil leadership will be comforted to know that their policies will be implemented by a Fine Gael/Labour coalition government if that is the outcome of this election.

“The Irish people deserve better.”

ENDS

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