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Scottish referendum will have major implications for the North of Ireland - Gerry Adams TD

20 September, 2014 - by Gerry Adams TD


Speaking in Roscommon today at a meeting of the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle, Party Leader Gerry Adams TD said;

"Despite the result, the Scottish Independence referendum will mean profound change for the Union and have major implications for the North of Ireland.

"Sinn Féin will seek to ensure that the British PM follows through on commitments to transfer significant powers to the Executive.

"We will also hold the British Government to account in relation to its obligations under the Good Friday Agreement and will defend the all-Ireland and power-sharing political institutions.”

In relation to the forthcoming by-elections Gerry Adams said:

"Sinn Féin is out to win the vacant seats in Roscommon/South Leitrim and Dublin South West.

"Voters have a clear choice between candidates that represent the 'Consensus for Cuts' of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour or the fairer alternative being put forward by Sinn Féin.

"A vote for Martin Kenny and Cathal King is a rejection of water charges, property tax and the continued penalisation of those on low and middle incomes.

"It is a vote to defend services and communities in rural Ireland.

"I believe voters in both constituencies are responding to Sinn Féin's message and that there is growing and widespread support for a fairer way of doing things."

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