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TDs need to be allowed to do their jobs – Adams

10 March, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, speaking this morning in advance of the resumption of the Dáil, has repeated his call for TDs to be allowed to get on with the work people elected them to do.

Deputy Adams said:

“We are in all likelihood heading for an inconclusive result in the election for Taoiseach this afternoon and it is our firm view that arising from that there should not be a lengthy adjournment of the Dáil.

“It should meet at least one day a week over the coming period to hold Ministers to account and to debate the issues of concern to citizens.

“Every TD taking their seat today was elected to do a job on behalf of the electorate and to deal with the issues of concern. 

“There are real crises in health and housing that need to be resolved.

“There are distresses affecting families that need addressing, in mortgages, childcare and the cost of living. All of these issues are not going away because the establishment parties can’t agree how to share the spoils of office.”

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