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Adams calls on Dáil to vote against IMF deal

11 December, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has urged all TDs who value Irish sovereignty to vote against the EU/IMF deal in the Dáil next week.

Mr Adams said there are still other options available for Ireland and the IMF should be told no thanks.

He said:

“The statement yesterday from the IMF shows that this is not a done deal and it can still be opposed.

“Because of the threat of legal action from Sinn Féin Dáil Leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin this disastrous deal can still be turned down.

“There are other options available for Ireland such as burning the bondholders and putting in place a proper recovery programme that stimulates the economy rather than contracting it.

“Sinn Féin has put forward sound proposals to grow the economy while paying off the debt in a longer timeframe.

“We first need to see this disastrous deal defeated in the Dáil next week and I would call on all TDs who value Irish sovereignty to vote against the deal.

“We then need a general election which would allow all parties to put forward their respective positions.

“Then at least we would have a Government with a mandate from the people to proceed in the best interests of the people.” ENDS

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