Simon Coveney accusses Fianna Fáil of trying to 're-write history'

Simon Coveney accusses Fianna Fáil of trying to 're-write history'

A cabinet minister has accused Fianna Fáil of trying to re-write the history of their time in Government.

Simon Coveney said that they will never let the country go back into the recession caused by Fianna Fáil policy.

The Agriculture Minister also welcomed Enda Kenny's commitment to abolish USC, which he has said is an "unfair tax".

Minister Coveney said he hopes that people remember the work that Fine Gael and Labour have done to get the economy back on track, when they take to the ballot box.

“I think Labour will do better than many people are suggesting in this election and I think that together, fighting this election on the basis of our record which is rebuilding Ireland after the devastation of Fianna Fáil.

“Fianna Fáil and Michaél Martin would like to rewrite history, they want everybody to forget what happened before 2011.

“We are saying that we are never going to let the country to go back there.”

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