Gerry Adams TD slams Kenny's refusal to recall Dáil
Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has slammed Taoiseach Enda Kenny' refusal to recall the Dáil to allow it discuss businessman Denis O'Brien's threat to freedom of the press and the right of TDs to speak freely and in the public interest.
Gerry Adams said:
“I wrote to the Taoiseach today asking that the government recall the Dáil next week to discuss serious constitutional issues that have now arisen.
"The Taoiseach's refusal this evening to respond to the huge public concern that now exists around these issues is another example of the sheer arrogance of Mr Kenny and his Government.
"They consistently ignore or dismiss the suggestions and concerns of the Dáil opposition.
"They use their huge majority to ram through legislation without adequate debate.
“In recent months, there have been attempts to silence various Opposition TDs.
"Almost the entire Dáil opposition have signed up to a motion seeking a full Commission of Investigation into the sale of Siteserv.
"Given this, and the serious Constitutional issues that have now arisen, the Oireachtas needs to reassert its authority.
"The Taoiseach's refusal to recall the Dáil is a slap in the face to those who have raised these concerns and is another failure if political leadership on his part."