Sinn Féin launch proposals to tackle energy poverty – Darren O’Rourke TD, Donnchadh O’Laoghaire TD, Senator Lynn Boylan

Sinn Féin have launched a suite of measures to tackle Ireland’s high levels of energy poverty as part of their submission to the revised Energy Poverty Action Plan, calling on government to urgently take steps to bring down the high cost of energy here. Sinn Féin spokesperson on Climate Action and the Environment, Darren O’Rourke […]

Staged payments needed for government’s vacant property refurbishment grant – Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing Eoin Ó Broin TD has again called on the government to introduce staged payments for the vacant property refurbishment grant. His call was made as figures from the Department of Housing reported that just 250 grants have been paid out since the scheme was opened two years ago. Teachta Ó […]

Chris MacManus MEP reaffirms his opposition to the Mercosur Trade Agreement

The Sinn Féin MEP and European Parliament election candidate for the Midlands North West, Chris MacManus has reaffirmed his party’s opposition to the Mercosur Trade Agreement, which he has described as “bad for the environment and bad for Ireland” Speaking from Galway, MacManus said, “Many people across Ireland are worried about regressive trade deals, such as the Mercosur Trade Agreement. The […]

Funding for the schoolbook scheme should not have been cut – Sorca Clarke TD

Sinn Féin TD for Longford-Westmeath, Sorca Clarke has said that funding for the schoolbook scheme should not have been cut. Teachta Clarke said: “In 2023, Minister Foley introduced the schoolbook scheme which she stated was ‘a permanent measure’ that will ‘ease some of the financial burden facing families with back-to-school costs’. “Little over a year on from […]

Sheehan marks 76th Nakba anniversary

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has marked the 76th anniversary of Nakba by condemning Israel’s continued brutal agenda of genocide, ethnic cleansing and apartheid against the Palestinian people.  The party’s Middle East spokesperson said: “Each year on 15 May we remember the ‘Nakba’, when more than 700,000 Palestinians were displaced during the 1948 Palestine war.  […]

Dangerous recruitment embargo is putting patients at risk – David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health David Cullinane TD has again called on the Government to lift the dangerous health service recruitment embargo which is putting patients at risk. Teachta Cullinane made the remarks following meetings today with the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and SIPTU, following meetings yesterday with Fórsa and the Irish Medical Organisation. […]

Pa Daly TD calls for non-core duties update

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice, Pa Daly TD, has called for the government to reveal its plans around non-core Garda duties. With nearly six years having elapsed since the publication of the report of the Commission on the Future of Policing, significant Garda time is still spent on non-core duties. Teachta Daly said: “The available […]

Government inaction has left the Irish inshore fishing industry on brink of collapse – Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Fisheries and the Marine, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD has again called on the Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue and the government to urgently intervene to stop the collapse of the inshore fishing industry in Ireland. The Donegal based TD is reiterating the extreme seriousness of the crisis being faced by […]

Government policy is pushing up house prices – Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing Eoin Ó Broin TD has said that ‘government policy is pushing up house prices.’ His comments were made as the CSO Property Price Index for March reported house prices up 7% in the last 12 months and new house prices up 8%. Teachta Ó Broin said: “Government policy is pushing […]