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Davos remarks show Kenny ideologically wedded to austerity – Adams

23 January, 2015 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams today criticised remarks by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Gerry Adams said:

“The Taoiseach and his Government have refused to negotiate in any serious way at an international level in the best interests of the Irish people.

“Instead they have inflicted widespread hardship on Irish citizens and damage to society.

“Latest CSO statistics indicate that the number of children in poverty has risen to 140,000 and that the government will miss anti-poverty targets, with more than a third of young people in the State experiencing enforced deprivation.

“Meanwhile, in Davos yesterday, the Taoiseach advised European leaders to press on with the austerity agenda and ignore growing demands for a more thoughtful and sensible way to deal with European debt.

“The Taoiseach dismisses these democratic demands as 'populism'.

“Mr Kenny's remarks make it very clear that he is ideologically wedded to austerity and has no interest in seeking a better deal for Irish citizens.”

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