15 January 2016
By Tom O’Sullivan
There has been much joking online in recent days about how actor Piece Brosnan looks a lot like Gerry Adams!
Pierce Brosnan obviously gunning to play Gerry Adams pic.twitter.com/ORhP4U74Vl
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) January 13, 2016
Well, jokes aside, the real Gerry Adams was actually in Cork yesterday.
The TD and Sinn Féin President spoke at the general election campaign launch of Cllr. Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Sinn Féin’s candidate in the Cork South Central constituency. Deputy Adams used the opportunity to comment about the Election in general terms:
“The Government parties have in recent days announced a number of measures they claim they will deliver if re-elected, including the abolition of the USC and increased investment in childcare. They have however refused to provide the costings. “Fine Gael and Labour believe that election promises only last as long as an election campaign. ‘Sure isn’t that what you tend to do at election time?’ as Pat Rabbitte might say.”
Speaking to the media Gerry Adams continued:
“Sinn Féin on the other hand will make no promises we will not keep. “We are the only party going into the upcoming election with a fully costed plan to deliver a universal healthcare system that treats citizens with the dignity and respect they deserve. We are the only party with a costed plan to deliver 100,000 new homes. We are the only serious political party to give a commitment that we will abolish water charges and the local property tax. “Under the leadership of Martin McGuinness, Sinn Féin is in Government in the North where we are promoting partnership, reconciliation, equality and inclusion. We are defending the rights of citizens, protecting the most vulnerable and building prosperity and jobs. “Sinn Féin wants to be in Government in this part of the island as well. “The time has come to elect a progressive republican Government led by Sinn Féin that will deliver a society based on equality and fairness, and build a Fair Recovery for all.”
Today, Friday, Gerry Adams will visit Glanmire.