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Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in government

Gerry Adams said the coalition parties have “broken their contract with the electorate”.

Gerry Adams speaking at the Sinn Fein bookstore in Dublin regarding the decision to table a motion of no confidence.
Gerry Adams speaking at the Sinn Fein bookstore in Dublin regarding the decision to table a motion of no confidence.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

SINN FÉIN PARTY President Gerry Adams today published a motion of no confidence in the government which will be debated next week in the Dáil.

Publishing the motion today, Adams said the two coalition parties have “broken their contract with the electorate and torn up their election promises”.

“During the election these parries stood on a platform of standing up for Ireland’s interests in Europe; of ‘not one more red cent’ to be given to the banks; of protecting child benefit.

Adams described the recent budget as “savage” and “regressive” and said it targets ordinary working families nd the most vulnerable people in society.

“This Government is implementing socially and economically disastrous policies for which they have no mandate,” he said.

“A change of political and economic direction is urgently needed. There is another, fairer way forward. It is clear that this requires a change of government,” he added.

The motion will be debated in the Dáil on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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