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Kenny ignoring impact of his destructive policies - Adams

1 February, 2015 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has responded to an interview by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on RTÉ Radio this afternoon.

Gerry Adams said:

“The Taoiseach's interview today was all about the next General Election. 

"Mr Kenny repeated his well-worn mantra about the sacrifices of citizens being rewarded and a recovery being underway.

"But the reality for struggling families listening today, is one of crushing austerity taxes, a health service in disarray, and the forced emigration of their children.

"The Taoiseach had the audacity during the course of his interview to claim the Government was tackling the issue of child poverty.

"But under this Fine Gael/Labour Government a third of children are living in consistent poverty and inequality has grown sharply.

"Meanwhile public money that should be used to tackle the crisis in our hospitals, to house our citizens, to stimulate the economy and create jobs has been used instead to repay private bank debt.

"But this Taoiseach has point-blank refused to pursue options that could make our debt sustainable and fair.

"Mr Kenny made it clear again today that he is ideologically wedded to a destructive austerity agenda that is increasingly discredited.

"What Irish citizens need and want is a change of political direction and that means a change of Government."

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