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Fianna Fáil a key part of ‘Consensus for Cuts’

18 February, 2013 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has responded to an attack on his party at the weekend by Fianna Fáil Leader Mícheál Martin.

Canvassing in the Mid Ulster by-election for Sinn Féin candidate Francie Molloy Gerry Adams said:

“It is disappointing after all the hype about organizing in the North, that Fianna Fáil have no candidate in this election.

“The last thing this country needs is to replace the current disastrous government with one led by their equally disastrous predecessors.

“What we need is an end to the cosy consensus for cuts of which Fianna Fáil is a key part.

“On all the big issues currently dominating politics, Fianna Fáil has failed the Irish people.

“When people get their Property Tax bill they shouldn’t forget it was Fianna Fáil who signed us up for this charge with the Troika in 2010.

“When people see their local Garda station close they should remember it was Fianna Fáil who signed up to cuts in Garda numbers before leaving office

“When people look at the plight of the Magdalene women seeking an apology and redress from the state, they should remember that Fianna Fáil excluded these women from the institutional redress scheme and failed to provide them with an apology.

“When people see billions of euros of taxpayer’s money wasted on the new Anglo Irish Bank promissory note deal they should remember it was Fianna Fáil who forced toxic private banking debt onto the shoulders of our people.

“Fine Gael/Labour’s adherence to Fianna Fáil policies prevents them addressing the jobs crisis, the emigration crisis and the mortgage crisis.

“There is an alternative to the Consensus for Cuts. It is one based on jobs, growth and fairness. Sinn Féin is offering that political alternative in the Dáil and in communities throughout Ireland.”

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