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Aer Lingus sell off is bad news for company and country - Gerry Adams

5 April, 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has this today reacted angrily to the Irish Government’s announcement that it plans to sell off the nation’s stake in Aer Lingus.

Speaking today Mr Adams said:

“The decision by the Government to break up Aer Lingus is against the wishes of the vast majority of the Irish people. This government could not wait to sell off its majority share in the company. It is intent on auctioning off a vital piece of national and strategic infrastructure to the highest private bidder.

“Sinn Féin is steadfastly opposed to the relentless privatization agenda which remains prevalent in Ireland and across the EU. Indeed, there has been widespread opposition to this move from the members of Ireland's largest union SIPTU, who represent the majority of Aer Lingus workers and also by local authorities from Dublin to Cork." ENDS

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