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Sinn Féin is against Dáil adjournment - Adams

9 March, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said Sinn Féin will honour the mandate it has been given in the 32nd Dáil and seek to promote policies that ease the burden on working families and to build public services especially health and housing.

Teacha Adams said "Sinn Féin has put four motions down for debate on water charges, the health and hospital crisis, Moore Street and the National Monument, as well as the case for a commission of investigation into the sale of NAMA’s Northern Loan Book.

“There is also the important issue of the statue of limitations running out shortly in respect of the Moriarty Tribunal report.”

Teachta Adams also said the "Dáil should not be adjourned in the event that a Taoiseach is not elected tomorrow as these and other issues need to be addressed. The Dáil should meet at least one day a week to hold caretaker Ministers to account and debate issues of importance".

Teachta Adams was speaking this morning as Sinn Féin’s new team of TDs gathered in Leinster House for the first time.

He said;

“The aftermath of the election has been dominated by the political shadow boxing of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

“These two parties have the same political outlook, the same policies, and the numbers to govern. These two parties have the votes to elect a Taoiseach tomorrow.

“Those on hospital trolleys and those sleeping in doorways should not be left waiting while Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael jockey for position.

“Sinn Féin has a different vision. We want to deal with the issues affecting people. 

“Sinn Féin returns to the 32nd Dáil in increased numbers including a significantly increased number of women deputies.

“Sinn Féin will honour the mandate we have been given.  We will continue to pursue policies that ease the burden on working families, build public services especially in health, housing and childcare and in this centenary year of the 1916 Rising we remain focussed on the reunification of the country.

“We will seek to work with others of a progressive dispensation to promote and pursue policies and legislation that can have a positive impact on the lives of ordinary citizens.”

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