Friday 30 September 2016

'Is that the fella from Belfast?' - Gerry Adams continues his campaign trail in Finglas

John Brennan

Published 04/02/2016 | 15:51

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams TD during the party's response to the calling of the election outside government buildings, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams TD during the party's response to the calling of the election outside government buildings, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was asked if he was the "fella from Belfast" while out on the campaign trail today.

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The party leader visited Finglas this afternoon to meet with fellow Sinn Fein candidates Dessie Ellis and Cathleen Carney Boud.

With the General Election only 22 days away Mr Adams is visiting several constituencies.

During his tour of the town passing cars shouted "go on Gerry", while one constituent remarked, "is that the fella from Belfast?"

Adams had earlier visited Drogheda in his own constituency and Mulhuddart, in Dublin before arriving at the offices of Mr Ellis.

During the brief tour of Finglas village, the Louth TD met with the constituents posing for photos and taking questions.

He sat with Ballymun resident Linda McGrath outside of Costa who asked: "What are you going to do for us Gerry?"

Adams retorted, "What would you like me to do?"

Ms McGrath said she wanted more modular housing, like the examples seen in Poppintree in Ballymun.

Adams replied, "We'll shake on social and affordable housing."

The Sinn Fein leader even shared a chip with some school children passing by.

He also stopped in a Quiznos Sub and a fishmongers en route to the statue of Dick McKee in the village.

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