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'I can't kiss you on the lips': Little talk of Seanad as Gerry Adams canvasses in Dublin

The Sinn Féin president was popular as he walked the streets this morning but people were more interested in getting their picture with him than discussing the upper house.

SINN FÉIN PRESIDENT Gerry Adams was out and about on the streets of the north inner city this morning proving popular amongst the public but with little talk about the Seanad referendum.

Adams, flanked by TDs Seán Crowe and Dessie Ellis as well as a host of young party hopefuls, was distributing leaflets urging a Yes vote in the October vote.

But most of the public on Moore Street and Henry Street were more interested in having their picture taken.

Some confused him with the government, not likely you would think, but Adams was quick to correct this woman:


The Louth TD then had time to get down on one knee as he accepted a red rose:

One voter was perturbed by the cameras:

Then as he walked onto O’Connell Street, the Sinn Féin veteran bumped into Peter Mathews, the Reform Alliance/Fine Gael/Fine Gael Rebel/Rebel Alliance TD who would have none of this new party talk:

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