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For the vast majority of people there is no recovery - Adams

21 February, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin leaders gathered in Dublin this morning to plan the final push for the general election campaign. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting party President Gerry Adams said:

“Enda Kenny says we must keep the recovery going. Michael Noonan says that the emergency is over. It is not.

“The tens of thousands of people who took to the streets of Dublin yesterday are very clear that the vast majority of people are not experiencing any recovery.

“People know it is wrong that elderly people are languishing on hospital trolleys. People know it is wrong that children are growing up in hotel rooms. They also know it is wrong that families cannot make ends meet. 

“It is not an accident that these things are happening. They are consequences of the policies of Enda Kenny, Joan Burton and Micheál Martin. 

“On Friday, there is a big choice to be made. If €4 billion is taken out of the tax system, the consequences will be more elderly people on hospital trolleys, more children in emergency accommodation, and more families struggling to survive.

“Sinn Féin has a responsibility to set out the choices that our society faces.

“Instead of taking €4 billion out of the tax net, Sinn Féin will fix the chaos in our hospitals, will end homelessness, and will ease the burden on families.

“We don’t need to live in an unequal society. Every family has a right to share in the recovery.

“That is what Sinn Fein will fight for. That is what Sinn Féin will deliver.” ENDS

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