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Government stumbling from one crisis to another – Gerry Adams TD

17 September, 2014 - by Gerry Adams TD


Speaking on the return of the Dáil today, Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD outlined the party’s priorities for the coming term and slammed the government’s failure on a range of issues.

Gerry Adams said;

“Sinn Féin is looking forward to continuing its job of robustly holding this Government to account and to pointing out that there is a better, fairer way of doing things.

“We have a government that is stumbling from one crisis to another. This dysfunction is evident in the current debacle in health. The Government’s health policy has collapsed.

“In Justice, we see continued abuses of the penalty points system, despite assurances that measures were put in place to put a stop to this.

“The Government is failing to face up to the housing crisis and Sinn Féin intends to challenge them on that.

“In agriculture there is a crisis in the beef sector with many farmers in deep distress.

“The Government’s failure to stand up for the people of Palestine during the recent onslaught by Israel was nothing short of disgraceful.

“Fine Gael and Labour intend, in the period ahead, to continue burdening ordinary citizens with cuts to public services and imposing a water tax.

“Next month Sinn Féin will publish budget proposals to reduce the deficit without destroying public services or punishing already hard-pressed families.

“Sinn Féin will make the case for a fair and sustainable recovery, a recovery for all regions and all sections of society. Not one based on low pay or another property bubble.

“We will seek a mandate for our alternative in by-elections in Dublin South West and Roscommon/South Leitrim.

“We will continue to push the Government to publish the terms of reference for the inquiry into the mother and baby homes.

“Sinn Féin will also seek to ensure that the Government upholds its responsibilities as co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement and works constructively to deal with the current serious difficulties in the political process in the North, and in particular that it seeks to hold the British Government to its obligations.”

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