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Kenny and Martin engaged in sham fight – Gerry Adams TD

7 January, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams has said Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil Leader Mícheál Martin are engaged in a “sham fight” in advance of the general election and that both parties represent “two sides of the same conservative coin”.

Speaking in Co. Clare today, where he viewed the effects of recent flood damage, Gerry Adams said:

“There isn’t an iota of difference between the conservative policies of Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin.

"Both are champions of austerity and cuts to the living standards of working people.

"The present, Fine Gael-led Government is merely implementing a policy plan laid out for it by their Fianna Fál predecessors. 

"Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil represent two sides of the same conservative coin which has dominated politics here for too long.

"The majority of citizens are looking for real political change. This means a new type of Government.

"The real choice in the forthcoming election will be between the failed policies of Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil or a progressive government led by Sinn Féin.

"Such a government will end water charges and the family home tax and invest in quality public services.

"Sinn Féin is the only party that can lead a government to transform the political, social and economic life of citizens. We are advancing credible policies to build a better, fairer Ireland

"The two Civil War parties should do citizens a favour by ending these sham fights and merge.

"This would assist the ongoing realignment of politics on this island and facilitate a real debate on the type of society we want to build for the future.”

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