Sinn Féin are misleading on the economy, just like they are misleading on the Treaty – Coveney

28th May, 2012

Fine Gael’s Director of Elections for the Stability Treaty Campaign, Minister Simon Coveney, has today (Saturday) said that Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams are misleading the public on the economy, just like they are misleading the public on the Stability Treaty.

“The policies being discussed at this weekend’s Sinn Féin Ard Fheis underline the fact that the Party are misleading the Irish people on the economy, just like they are misleading the public on the Stability Treaty.

“In the North, Sinn Féin in Government is implementing severe cutbacks and supporting high property taxes, college fees and water charges. And yet here in the South, in Opposition, they criticise everything without offering any real alternatives.

“While they speak about fighting austerity this weekend in Killarney, they are happy in the North to preside over social welfare rates that are about half what are paid here. We know what Sinn Féin do when they are in Government, and this exposes the fantasy economics they try to pedal in Opposition.

“Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams have tried to mislead the Irish public on the Treaty with claims about changes to the Treaty, and access to the ESM. They have categorically been proven wrong on both counts.

“Sinn Féin have no credibility on the economy, and no credibility on the Treaty. People should not be taken in by their falsehoods.

“A Yes vote next Thursday is in Ireland’s best interests, giving us certainty and stability as we continue on the road to recovery.”