Gerry Adams comments as polls close in election 2016
Speaking at the close of polls this evening Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said:
“I would like to thank all the Sinn Féin candidates and their families, our canvassers and supporters who gave so generously of their time.
“In particular I would like to thank the citizens who have come out to invest their votes and their hopes in Sinn Féin.
“Sinn Féin stood in this election as the party with a plan for a fair recovery, for 250 thousand jobs, for investment in health, housing and for fair taxation.
“Sinn Féin is the only party with a plan to reclaim the republic promised in the proclamation and to deliver Irish Unity.
“In this election Sinn Féin faced the three establishment parties and sections of the media, who promoted the politics of fear and tax breaks for the better off at the cost of housing and health.
“Their only interest in the north has been to score cheap political points, rather than build on the achievements of the peace and political processes.
“Over the course of this campaign we have presented a real alternative to the failed politics of 94 years of cronyism, conservatism and inequality embodied by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
“I believe this election will see an increase in support for Sinn Féin and for progressive politics.”