June 5, 2024
Government failing to tackle cost of living crisis as 6 in 10 very concerned about their personal finances – Pearse Doherty TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance, Pearse Doherty TD, has criticised the government for failing to tackle the cost of living crisis.

The Donegal TD was speaking after a PwC Consumer Survey published today found that 58 percent of consumers are either extremely or very concerned about their personal financial situation.

Speaking in today, Teachta Doherty said:

“The government has failed to tackle the cost of living crisis, with households continuing to face crippling housing costs, extortionate energy bills and rising food prices.

“Today’s survey by PwC shows that 6 in 10 consumers are either extremely or very concerned about their personal finances.

“This is the insecurity that Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have heaped on ordinary workers and families.

“Under this government, prices have never been higher, and instead of reducing costs, they plan to increase them.

“This government plans to hike the price of petrol and diesel at the pump twice more this year, in August and October.

“This will see Irish households facing among the highest fuel prices in Europe.

“The government must scrap its unfair price hikes on essential fuels – that is what Sinn Féin would do.

“As households face soaring mortgage costs, the government has failed to support them.

“But Sinn Féin have put forward plans to provide real support to struggling mortgage-holders, providing relief of up to €1,500.

“Workers have seen their living standards fall in the past three under this government.

“Sinn Féin would support them, abolishing the USC for the first €30,000 they earn.

“This government has failed to tackle the cost of living crisis.

“Sinn Féin would support workers and families and cut the cost of living.”

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