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Kenny uses Banking Inquiry as election platform - Adams

23 July, 2015 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of seeking to use the Banking Inquiry as an election platform and of trying to mislead the public about the fact that Fine Gael policies are indistinguishable from those of Fianna Fáil.

Gerry Adams said:

“This morning's performance by the Taoiseach at the Banking Inquiry was a shameless exercise in electioneering.

“Mr Kenny sought to use today's hearing to mislead the public about the fact that Fine Gael policies before the crash were indistinguishable from those of Fianna Fáil.

“When Fianna Fáil were driving the economy over the edge of a cliff, Mr Kenny and Fine Gael urged it to drive even faster.

“The only thing we learned from Mr Kenny today is the type of election campaign that he is planning. It is one which will seek to avoid his own party's responsibility for encouraging policies which led to economic disaster.

“Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are two sides of the same coin with no discernible policy differences.

“What citizens now need is a change of Government and a change of political direction.

“Sinn Féin is seeking to lead a new, progressive, anti-austerity Government which will rebuild our economy and repair the damage which Fine Gael and Labour and their Fianna Fáil predecessors have inflicted on our society.”

ENDS

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