The Alternative Voice to the Government – Adams
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD this morning attended the government's opening session of its National Economic Dialogue conference in Dublin Castle.
Mr. Adams was accompanied by Mary Lou McDonald TD and Peadar Tóibín TD.
Speaking to the media before the conference began the Sinn Féin leader said:
“We are attending this conference as the alternative voice to the government.
"Sinn Féin is advocating for a fair economy.
“We need to be persuaded that this is not simply a pre General Election event for the government.
“And we are mindful that in this month the government cut the lone parent allowance while ramming through the Civil Debt legislation to pickpocket citizens salaries,
benefits and pensions to pay for water charges which on the basis of current figures the vast majority of citizens are opposed to and don’t want to pay for.
“This government appears intent on repeating the ‘boom and bust’ cycle of Fianna Fáil who squandered billions of euro to buy elections with no thought or care of the social consequences of their actions.”