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Fianna Fáil make two major U-turns in morning interview - Adams

12 September, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has welcomed the “belated U-turn by Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin on the scrapping of water charges and the need for a Commission of Investigation into NAMA’s sell-off of its northern loan book – Project Eagle.” Micheál Martin made these announcements on Morning Ireland today.

Gerry Adams said:

“While Micheál Martin’s conversions to the scrapping of water charges and a Commission of investigation into NAMA’s Project Eagle are to be welcomed the fact is there have been months of delay in dealing with NAMA because Fianna Fáil blocked it.

“Teachta Martin’s assertion that new information has emerged in respect of Project Eagle is not credible. I understand he was briefed by Teachta Wallace. I spoke to the Fianna Fáil leader on a number of occasions and also wrote to him.

“It is obvious that this is a cynical political manoeuvre. It is in fact Fianna Fáil clearing the decks for any general election contest. It makes a mockery of any assertion of new politics.

“All of this is in keeping with Fianna Fáil’s repositioning on water charges; on bin charges; on the National Monument in Moore Street; on rent certainty; and their support for not taking the Apple billions.

“Of course all of this politicking should not distract from the core issue; there can be no doubt that shortcomings and irregularities have cost the taxpayers billions which could have been used to pay for essential public services.

“I repeat Sinn Féin’s demand for a Commission of Investigation into the sale of Project Eagle.”

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