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IBRC Commission’s terms of reference a shambles - Adams

25 November, 2015 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams today said the Government have made an utter shambles of the terms of reference for the IBRC Commission of Investigation.

Speaking during Leaders Questions, Deputy Adams told An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny that making a mess of the big issues has become the government’s hallmark.

Deputy Adams said:

“Making a mess of the big issues of Government has become the hallmark of this Fine Gael/Labour Government.

“The first Interim Report from Mr. Justice Brian Cregan makes it clear that the Commission’s terms of reference - prepared on your watch - are an absolute and utter shambles.

“Similar to the calamity that exists in our A&E departments and the utter chaos of 5,000 men, women and children sleeping in emergency accommodation, you have made a mess of the Commission of Investigations terms of reference and dismissed Sinn Féin’s suggestions.

"All because you are against holding the golden circles to account.

“That is why you blocked and stonewalled any effort to bring transparency to the transactions undertaken by IBRC. Billions of taxpayers’ money was written off and found its way into the deep pockets of the elites. The public need and deserve answers.

“It is incumbent on the Taoiseach to now give assurances that the necessary changes to legislation and the IBRC Commission’s terms of reference will be put in place by Christmas, and he must commit to facilitating extended and additional sitting days of the Dáil and Seanad if needs be.”

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