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Martin’s criticism of Fine Gael ‘political folly’ – Adams

24 October, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has dismissed remarks made yesterday by Micheál Martin, in which the Fianna Fáil leader criticised Fine Gael, the party he put in power, as ‘political playacting and folly of the highest order’.    

Teachta Adams said:

“Deputy Micheál Martin’s comments yesterday, in which he criticised the right-wing agenda of Fine Gael and their focus on tax cuts for the wealthy during the general election, would be justified, and indeed welcome, if they amounted to anything more than the political playacting that has become the Fianna Fáil leaders’ forte.

“The Government’s failure to get to the grips with the chaos in health and housing, and to tackle the cost of living crisis, isn’t just because of bad Fine Gael policy, it’s equally because of bad Fianna Fáil policy, which has guided the Government’s approach since the general election.

“The fact is the Fianna Fáil leader knows the current partnership Government, the brainchild of two right-wing, conservative parties, is not going to address the big issues of concern to citizens and he’s attempting to put distance between himself and Fine Gael.

“The problem with such a gesture however, is that he’s the very one who put and is keeping Fine Gael in power, and his criticism amounts to nothing more than mere political playacting and folly of the highest order.” 

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