Will a vote for Fianna Fáil put Sinn Fèin in Government?

17/09/2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that recent comments from the Sinn Fèin leader, Gerry Adams and numerous members of the Fianna Fáil Party, would suggest that there is an ever increasing possibility of the two parties coming together after the next General Election.

“Gerry Adams has said he will go into government with any party who has the mandate from the electorate. While at their party think-in, Micheál Martin said he believes he is the only alternative Taoiseach on offer. This would suggest that Fianna Fáil are so power hungry, they would accept the implementation of even the most incoherent of policies to get back into Government.

“Given the fact that Micheál Martin sat at the cabinet table while our economy was destroyed, and many of his front bench members held cabinet positions, I believe he is entirely unsuitable to lead.

“Comments from some of Micheál Martin’s Dáil deputies would support entering Government with Sinn Féin thus making Gerry Adams either Taoiseach or Tánaiste.

“The idea of doing a deal with Sinn Fèin has been openly touted by Eamon O’Cúiv, John McGuinness and Colm Keaveney, while Bobby Aylward, only this week, said that many Fianna Fáil members would like to enter Government with Sinn Féin, as they come from the same republican background. Are these TDs trying to soften up the electorate for the possibility of a coalition Government between Fianna Fáil and Sinn Fèin?

“Gerry Adams has predicted that his party will be in government on both sides of the border come 2016, and only this week he has said he is willing to do business with anyone to make that happen here in the south.

“Considering what Martin and Adams have said up to this point, it is reasonable to ask, will a vote for Fianna Fáil in the next General Election put Sinn Fèin in Government?”