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Fine Gael dishes out a deep burn to Gerry Adams

“I’m not great at maths,” the Sinn Féin president admitted yesterday.

YESTERDAY, DURING THE Dáil’s Order of Business a dispute broke out over the amount of speaking time allocated for a debate on the establishment of a commission to investigate mother and baby homes.

Amid back and forth between the opposition and government benches, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams remarked “I’m not great at maths” as he tried to make the point that debate was being curtailed.

This prompted laughter on the government benches and a few “we know that” comments.

Fine Gael isn’t shy about criticising Sinn Féin’s economic policies, so the party was only too happy to pounce on Adams’s comments:

It even put together this Vine clip of Adams’s omission and commented: “We can confirm Gerry Adams is telling the truth having reviewed Sinn Féin’s economic policies.”


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