Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has responded to Enda Kenny’s comments in Amsterdam, where the Fine Gael Leader ignored analysis of his policy platform and instead resorted to a string of well-worn clichés.
Deputy Martin commented, “Enda Kenny’s stream of consciousness in Amsterdam proved the point that we have been making about his record in office. He ignored the substance of our criticism and just rolled out his standard attack on Fianna Fáil.
“No matter how much he blusters, Enda Kenny can’t get away from the fact that his tax plans are deeply unfair, give the most to the wealthiest and endanger vital public services.
“He says he wants US levels of tax and that means US levels of public spending. He said that he will promise to deliver tax cuts for the wealthiest but will not promise funding to end A&E chaos.
“For 5 years Fine Gael has delivered rising inequality. It’s not an accident, it’s their plan.
“If Enda Kenny believes he can stand over a word of what he is saying, he would have no problem in meeting me in direct debate where we can hold each other to account. Instead, he continues to hide behind minders and soundbites while working to undermine the social contract that our country is built on.”