Greek result a victory of hope over fear - Adams
Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams has congratulated Syriza Leader Alexis Tsipras on his victory in the Greek General election.
Gerry Adams said:
“On Sinn Féin's behalf I send congratulations and solidarity to Alexis Tsipras and Syriza on an election result that signals a victory of hope over fear.
"This result opens up the real prospect of democratic change not just for the people of Greece, but for citizens right across the EU.
"Sinn Féin has backed Syriza's call for a European debt conference which is so clearly in Ireland's interests.
"I have called on the Taoiseach to support this demand but Mr Kenny has rejected this.
"Again and again the Fine Gael/Labour Government has shown no desire or ability to negotiate in the best interests of the Irish people.
"This had resulted in widespread hardship, the destruction of public services and a third of children in this State living in poverty.
"The Government has no mandate for the policies it is imposing. It is time for citizens here to decide on a new way forward."