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“Micheal Martin more aligned to the politics of John Bruton than Republicanism” - Adams

16 January, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Speaking in advance of the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle meeting this morning, Gerry Adams said, that ‘Micheal Martin has made himself irrelevant in the coming election’, and that the Fianna Fáil leader ‘is more aligned with the politics of John Bruton than the politics of  Irish Republicanism’. 

Speaking today, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said:

“Micheál Martin has made himself irrelevant in this general election and he has ruled Fianna Fáil out of government. 

“He sat in a cabinet table for 14 years, which developed the policies now being implemented by Fine Gael and Labour. Water charges, USC, family home tax and the health and housing crisis all have their genesis in his government. 

“His vindictive revisionism of recent history does not serve the cause of Irish Republicanism. It is clear that in terms of republicanism and the national question, Micheál Martin is more aligned with John Bruton than with the traditional republican base of Fianna Fáil.

“Fianna Fáil voters want to see the end of injustice, inequality and unfairness. They want to see a United Ireland and republic based on the principles of 1916.

“There is a real thirst in communities for change. They want to see an end to this government.

“The choice is clear in this election, it between more of the same chaos from Fine Gael and Labour, and a republican progressive government led by Sinn Féin.”

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