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Adams to meet Tyrellstown families

22 March, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Speaking this morning, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said “the Dáil needs to get down to real work”. The Sinn Féin leader warned that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil “need to stop using the bogus excuse of civil war divisions and politics as justification for refusing to talk to each other”.

Teachta Adams said:

“The current political impasse caused by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will not help a single citizen left on a hospital trolley or in emergency accommodation.

“Whilst Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil continue to posture and jockey for position, citizens are suffering the same inequities and difficulties they were before and during the election.  Their phoney posturing is not going to help a single citizen in need of housing or in emergency accommodation, or those on hospital trolleys or on an unacceptable waiting list for an operation.

“This afternoon I am meeting with some of the 208 families from Tyrellstown who have been pushed into homelessness with the stroke of a pen by a vulture fund. It’s an outrage and the Dáil is failing in its responsibility by failing to help those at risk of homelessness.

“It is frankly unacceptable that the Dáil will not meet again until the 6th April, and we have made our view clear to both the Ceann Comhairle and the Government Chief Whip.

“The claim of civil war divisions doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In local councils across the state Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have been working together in grand coalitions for years, in many cases as part of their joint endeavour to exclude Sinn Féin.

“The two parties directly control 11 of the 31 local councils. And with some smaller parties and independents they have established coalition control over a further 11 councils. The excuse of civil war politics has no validity.” 


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