Adams slams Kenny comments on Greece
Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has slammed comments by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in relation to the Greek economic crisis.
Enda Kenny said the Irish Government will not support debt relief for Greece at talks in Brussels and criticised Greek proposals for a fair solution to what is now a humanitarian crisis.
Gerry Adams said:
"Enda Kenny has lined up the Irish Government with those seeking to persecute the Greek people by imposing brutal, destructive and unsustainable economic measures on the country.
"Fine Gael and Labour are putting party political interests ahead of the interests of the people of Greece, of Ireland and of Europe.
"The Taoiseach's remarks about the Irish experience were highly misleading. While income tax on higher earners was not increased the standard of living for low and middle income earners has been drastically affected by a range of taxes and stealth charges.
"This is an EU crisis, not a Greek crisis. Debt relief benefits the people of Ireland as well as Greece.
"The Fine Gael/Labour Government are acting as representatives of the EU elites and not in the genuine interests of the Irish people. Their stance is destructive of any concept of solidarity, community and democracy or of the original social democratic model which is supposed to underpin the EU project."