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No consistency in Micheál Martin’s position - Adams

15 April, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, commenting on the latest developments in government formation in the aftermath of yesterday’s Dáil sitting, has this afternoon said “there is no consistency in Micheál Martin’s position”.

Teachta Adams said:

“The Fianna Fáil leader last week rejected a partnership proposal from Enda Kenny that would have gifted him equal status at the cabinet table on the basis that he was mandated to get rid of Fine Gael in government.

“Yet now, as a result of his bravado in pulling the rug from potential Independent allies, he is choosing to put Fine Gael back in power and Enda Kenny back in office. There is no consistency to such a position.

"Does Micheál Martin really believe that the return of a Fine Gael government will lead to an end to the crises in health, housing an homelessness, or the fact that 30% of children in the State grow up suffering material deprivation as a result of having the fourth worst levels of income inequality in the EU?

“All the while, Fianna Fáil simultaneously continue to turn their ire on Sinn Féin for not engaging in talks, despite they being the ones who ruled out dialogue with us.

“We are a party that believes in dialogue. We made it very clear on many occasions that we were prepared to talk to all parties and none in the wake of the new political dispensation brought about as a result of February’s election.” ENDS

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