Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Gerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein)
The Taoiseach has just recited a litany of failure. This health sub-committee which he established has not even met. He expresses concern and I accept him at face value but he needs to go beyond the rhetoric in this regard. He says these issues need to be discussed but where will they be discussed? We have only this short time of one minute and a half in which to raise these issues.
All these issues result from the choices which the Taoiseach's Government is making. I repeat what I said yesterday. I suggest that people mark this date in their diaries; on 2 November, the Government will pay €700 million to bondholders in the toxic Anglo Irish Bank. Why, on earth, is he doing this?