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Watch: Gerry Adams talks the Seanad, Dáil reform and Budget 2014

The Sinn Féin president says that his party will “ferociously argue” against budget measures that would “heap the burden” on families and carers.

YESTERDAY, SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams took to the streets of Dublin City’s northside.

Joined by deputies Seán Crowe and Dessie Ellis, as well as party members, Adams was campaigning for a Yes vote in next month’s Seanad referendum vote.

Adams told TheJournal.ie that the Seanad should be abolished, but only as a part of “root and branch” political reform across the country.

Adams added that Dáil reforms announced on Thursday were merely “tweaking” of work practices and that opposition parties had been “bypassed” on the issue. Adams claimed that the government had “engaged more in spin than substance” on the reforms.

Asked about how his party will approach the upcoming Budget, Adams said that his party would attempt to fight any move to “heap the burden” on families and carers.

He continued that his party is seeking a budget adjustment of between €2 billion and €2.5 billion.

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