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Adams criticises Taoiseach’s attack on Michelle O’Neill

10 April, 2019 - by Gerry Adams TD


During Leaders Questions on Tuesday in the Dáil, an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar accused the Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill MLA of walking “away from government in Northern Ireland”.

Addressing the Tánaiste Simon Coveney in the Dáil today on the 21st anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams TD said:

“The Good Friday Agreement is 21 today. Unfortunately, as you know Tánaiste, the power sharing arrangement is not working at this time because of the denial of rights by the DUP, which is in breach of the Agreement.

“Now, the Taoiseach has taken to blaming Sinn Féin and Teachta McDonald for this and, yesterday, he blamed Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill for this breakdown.  

“The Tánaiste, who works with Michelle O’Neill, knows that this is untrue.

“So, I’m asking the Tánaiste to have a word with the Taoiseach and ask him from desist from making these misleading unhelpful remarks and instead fulfil his obligations to get the Good Friday Agreement fully delivered and the rights of citizens in the North upheld as he promised when he said that nationalists in the North will never again be left behind.

“People in the North listen to what’s going on this chamber. The DUP is encouraged and nationalists are upset, annoyed, and embarrassed by these remarks.”

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