Adams appeals for unity against cuts
Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams TD, speaking outside the gates of Leinster House tonight, appealed for unity to fight the cuts and charges announced in today’s budget (6 December 2011).
The TD for Louth, having spoken to protestors from a Sinn Féin platform, joined other groups outside the Dáil to encourage them to unite in the face of the austerity budget revealed by government over the previous two days.
The protests, which had been going on outside the Dáil for most of the day, included people from the Occupy Dame Street movement, the Socialist Workers’ Party, various single interest groups and members of Dublin Sinn Féin.
The Sinn Féin president said that it was clear that a united front would be more effective in defence of working people than two demonstrations competing with each other. Members of various groups thanked him for his contribution before he returned to the Dáil to take part in votes on various budget-related resolutions.