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Government following Fianna Fáil doctrine of cutting hospital services – Adams

22 October, 2011 - by Gerry Adams

Speaking after attending a rally in support of James Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown today Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams accused the government of following the Fianna Fáil doctrine of cutting public health services.

Mr Adams said:

“A 20% cut is planned for James Connolly Hospital while at the same time the Government is preparing to handover €700 million for an unsecured Anglo bond. This handover should be stopped and the money invested in the necessary public services.

“This would be totally unacceptable if it affected just one hospital but it reflects the public hospital services across the state.

“People were promised change in the last election and that’s what they voted for but instead what they have got is more of the same. This Fine Gael/Labour Government is following the Fianna Fáil doctrine of cutting public hospital services.” ENDS

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