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Taoiseach should withdraw “untrue allegations” about Limerick protest - Adams

26 November, 2014 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has condemned the Taoiseach’s refusal to withdraw untrue allegations against Sinn Fein and his repetition of those claims in the Dáil today.

Gerry Adams said:

“The Taoiseach, in the Dáil yesterday, said people ‘associated’ with Sinn Féin ‘were most insulting to ordinary people who attended a Fine Gael party meeting in Limerick.’

“This was entirely untrue. Sinn Féin was not involved in the anti-water charges protest in Limerick. Our Limerick Council Group Leader Maurice Quinlivan has made that clear.

“The Taoiseach today, when challenged by me, refused to withdraw his allegation, and repeated this untruth. This is a clear effort to demonise the anti-water charges campaign.

“The reality us that hundreds of thousands of reasonable people have protested peacefully and will continue to do so until the charges are abolished.

“People are not going to fold up their placards and go home as this government wishes. The campaign against the unjust water tax will continue until it is abolished. I look forward to a huge turnout on 10th December.

“Sinn Fein has always been very, very clear about anti-water charge demonstrations. They should be peaceful, family friendly and respectful.

“The Right2Water campaign, which Sinn Fein supports, is a broad-based movement of citizens. Many of them have never been activists before. They are empowering themselves through peaceful protest.

“The Taoiseach should immediately withdraw his false and inaccurate allegations against Sinn Féin.”


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