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Fine Gael in denial of the social consequences of its policies: Adams

31 March, 2012 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams TD, speaking in Dublin today, criticised “Phil Hogan’s disastrous household charge” and the government’s handling of the promissory note.

Speaking during a break in his party’s ard comhairle meeting, Deputy Adams said:

“Justice minister, Alan Shatter is telling us to get a life. He is obviously in denial about the kind of life this government has imposed on the citizens struggling with austerity. Fine Gael and Labour are in denial about the social consequences of their government’s policies.”

“Phil Hogan’s disastrous household charge and the appalling mishandling of the promissory note are evidence of the incompetence of this government and the failure of Fine Gael policy to reverse the crisis in the economy and to create jobs and stimulate growth.

“The unemployed; the families whose loved ones have emigrated; the households in mortgage distress; those on hospitals trolleys and low and middle income households struggling to pay increasing bills and make ends meet, will not be celebrating the Fine Gael Ard Fheis,” he said.

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