Deep irony in Kenny's FAI remarks - Adams
Commenting this evening on remarks by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on a controversial €5 million payment by FIFA to the FAI, Gerry Adams said:
"The Taoiseach has said that the circumstances in which €5 million was given to the FAI by FIFA is 'extraordinary'.
"Of course, Mr Kenny may be right but what of the billions of euro of Irish taxpayers money which was given by the Taoiseach and his Government to the banks and the elites?
"Let's remember it was Mr Kenny's Government that handed €85 million of public money to the toxic entity that is Irish Water.
"Now that is truly extraordinary!
"Citizens who have witnessed the destruction of public services and social protections as a result of these policies, will find a deep irony in the Taoiseach's remarks."