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Dublin Ógra Shinn Féin comment on Fine Gael/ Labour coalition

6 March, 2011


Speaking after today’s announcements by the Labour Party and Fine Gael that they will enter a coalition government together against the wishes of Labour Youth, Dublin Ógra Shinn Féin Spokesperson, Saoirse Ní Chonaráin said:

“When Labour Youth first stated that the Labour Party should not join Fine Gael in a coalition Government supporting the IMF deal, Ógra Shinn Féin was very supportive and hoped the Labour Party would do the honourable thing and not join a right wing government.

“The Labour Party would be better off joining the opposition to this type of government rather than being responsible for further cuts and tax increases to pay off the bondholders.    

We see see no difference between a Fianna Fáil-led government and a Fine Gael-led Government.

“We now expect more disastrous policies, from this incoming Government that will only go to serve a wealthy elite, while targeting the ordinary people for further financial hardship.  

“Now that the Labour Party have fully embraced the right, I would ask those still on the left in Labour Youth to join Ógra Shinn Féin and those in Labour to join Sinn Féin to help build opposition to the Consensus for Cuts and the shoddy IMF/EU deal.”

ENDS

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