Last thing Ireland needs is another conservative party - Adams
Speaking today following the announcement by Lucinda Creighton TD of her intention to form a new political party, Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams TD said:
"While I wish Lucinda Creighton and her colleagues well for the future, I also believe that the last thing that Ireland needs is yet another conservative political party. Economic and political conservatism is at the root of all our recent difficulties.
“There is little in the background, outlook or policies of Lucinda Creighton or those alligned with her that offers the type of political change that citizens now seek.
"Irish society faces a choice between a continuation of the failed politics of conservatism or a genuine republican alternative that offers the prospect of radical political change.
"That is what Sinn Fein is offering and that is type of politics that is required to confront this deeply unpopular and arrogant Government.
“The arrogance and disdain with which the Government treats the Opposition and Sinn Féin in particular, has become a hallmark of its tenure.
"If one wants an insight into the attitude and approach of the Irish Government at the recent political negotiations at Stormont, one need look no further that the latest outburst by Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan when he posted offensive comments on social media.
“It is clear now that the Government intends to begin the 2015 political year with the same arrogance in which it concluded 2014.”