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Conservative partnership will be held to account - Gerry Adams TD

29 April, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Commenting on the announcement of a partnership agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil this evening, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said “Sinn Féin will fulfil their role as leaders of the opposition and hold the new conservative Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil partnership to account”.

Teachta Adams said:

“Fianna Fáil, who have maintained that their mandate was to put Enda Kenny out of office, have by all accounts agreed this evening to a deal to put Fine Gael back into office.

“Whatever deal has been reached will I have no doubt fallen well short of delivering the change and investment required to tackle the housing and homelessness crises and fix our health service, and will not bring about a fairer, more equal society, as Fianna Fáil claimed to want to deliver in their manifesto.

“It will also not deliver what citizens demanded on water - which is the outright abolition of water charges and the dismantling of Irish Water. .

“Sinn Féin are very clear in stating that we will hold Fianna Fáil equally accountable for every decision taken, and those not taken, by an incoming Government.

"In deciding to prop up a Fine Gael administration, Fianna Fáil have forfeited their leadership of the opposition. Sinn Féin will however fulfil our obligations as opposition leaders and hold the new Conservative Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil partnership to account”.

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