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Government still has time to negotiate deal with health and community workers – Louise O’Reilly TD

Sinn Fein spokesperson on Workers’ Rights, Louise O’Reilly TD, has said that the government is running out of time to negotiate a deal with health and community workers. Deputy O’Reilly was speaking after workers today voted in favour of strike action in three weeks’ time. Teachta O’Reilly said: “A three-week strike notice was issued today […]

Government must reverse planned petrol and diesel price increases – Pearse Doherty TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty TD has called on the Minister for Finance to cancel his government’s out-of-touch plans to push ahead with two separate tax hikes on petrol and diesel in October. The Government will increase the price of petrol and diesel with a hike in the carbon tax on October 11th […]

Government affordable and social housing delivery way behind 2023 target – Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing, Eoin Ó Broin TD, has said that the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is simply not able to meet any of his affordable or social housing targets. The Dublin Mid West TD’s comments were made as the Department of Housing published their affordable and social housing progress reports for the […]

Government to miss retrofitting target due to inequitable and inaccessible scheme – Darren O’Rourke TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Climate Action and the Environment, Darren O’Rourke TD, has called on the government to urgently reform their regressive retrofitting programme, arguing that without a major overhaul, Ireland will not meet its 2030 targets.  Commenting on the newly published report by the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), the Meath East TD said: “The report by […]

Restoration of the Executive essential to urgently address Lough Neagh emergency – Kearney 

Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney, accompanied by the party’s environment spokesperson Philip McGuigan MLA, has attended an all-party meeting with lead scientists and officials from the key departments responsible for addressing the ecological catastrophe in Lough Neagh.  Speaking afterwards, the South Antrim MLA said: “I emphasised at this meeting, the urgent need for an inter-departmental and […]

‘Council should reaffirm commitment to Ebrington transfer’ – Jackson

Sinn Féin councillor Christopher Jackson has said the party will bring a motion to Derry & Strabane Council to ensure the early transfer of management of Ebrington to council. Christopher Jackson said: “The Ebrington site is a key economic driver for the city, hosting some of the world’s biggest music and cultural events and a […]

Sinn Féin stands with Public Sector workers in their fight for fair pay – Kearney

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Workers Rights Declan Kearney has called for Public Sector workers to be given fair pay as they take to the picket lines today. The South Antrim MLA said:  “Sinn Féin fully supports public sector workers in their fight for fair pay.  “These workers are at the coalface of delivering key public […]

Sinn Féin is committed to funding Mental Health Care – Mark Ward TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Mental Health, Mark Ward TD, has said that Sinn Féin is committed to funding mental health care and will deliver the much needed change when in Government. Teachta Ward was speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin’s Alternative Health Budget 2024 this morning. Teachta Ward said: “When we say that the […]

Sinn Féin launch €1.3 billion Alternative Budget for Health 2024 – David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, David Cullinane TD, has this morning launched Sinn Féin’s Alternative Budget for Health 2024 and a policy consultation document, Priorities for Change in Health and Social Care. Teachta Cullinane outlined Sinn Féin’s multi-year plan to fix the health service, which would start with a ‘Year 1’ investment of €1.3 billion […]