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Kenny remarks "opportunistic and demeaning to his office" – Adams

13 March, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has dismissed remarks by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the United States as "opportunistic and demeaning to his office".

Deputy Adams said:

"Mr Kenny says that I should go to the Gardaí about anything that I know regarding issues of sexual abuse. He says this in the full knowledge that I have already done this.

"The Taoiseach's refusal to act on Martin McGuinness's proposal for an all-Ireland mechanism to assist survivors and victims of abuse and his failure even to write to the deputy First Minister for over four months, speaks loudly of his attitude to this serious and sensitive issue.” 

"The Government has yet to put together an all-Ireland sex offenders register and they have cut funding to rape crisis centres and advocacy groups.”

"Mr Kenny is more interested in exploiting it to attack me and Sinn Féin. His remarks are both opportunistic and demeaning to his office."

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