WEST Cork Sinn Féin spokesperson Paul Hayes has said the HSE and the Fine Gael/Labour Government are targeting the most vulnerable in the further drastic Health cuts announced this afternoon (Thursday 30 August 2012).
Sinn Féin Bandon Cllr Rachel McCarthy has said that it is clear that the government intends to introduce another crippling budget that will again hit the most vulnerable. [Read more...]
THE Local Government (Household Charge) (Repeal) Bill 2012 brought before the House today by Sinn Féin is not a Bill, it is a one line cop-out clearly demonstrating that Sinn Féin is not ready for the responsibility of Government according to Labour TD Ciarán Lynch.
“However, it does demonstrate that Sinn Féin’s present position is a calculated political strategy based on the premise that if things get worse for Ireland, they get better for Sinn Féin. [Read more...]
THE accusation from Peadar Tóibín of Sinn Fein that Government TDs voted against an amendment that would safeguard Sunday premiums for low paid workers is “a little bit hard to take”, according to Labour’s Seán Sherlock.
THE Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has repeated his invitation to the Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams for a head to head debate on the Stability Treaty.
Deputy Martin commented, “It is quite clear that Gerry Adams is not serious about debating the real issues in this Treaty directly with the Yes side. After refusing my invitation for a head to head debate last weekend, Deputy Adams issued an invitation to the Taoiseach that he knew was unlikely to be accepted.
TODAY at the Committee discussing the Stability Treaty, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was challenged to explain how a leaflet being distributed to every home in the country was misusing quotes by three of the country’s most eminent economists in making an argument against the treaty.
Senator John Gilroy, Seanad Spokesperson on Finance for the Labour Party, expressed dismay at the level of cynicism being displayed by Sinn Féin.
FINE Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has slammed the Opposition for its failure to engage in the debate on the Legal Services Regulation Bill which was at Second Stage this afternoon (Thursday) in the Dáil.
The Deputy went on to say that twice in the last 24 hours, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil failed to come to the Chamber to engage in Dáil proceedings.
“Sitting on the Government benches of the Dáil this afternoon, one wondered if Government Deputies had misread the schedule and gotten the time of the debate for the Legal Services Bill wrong, as almost two hours into proceedings, there was still not one member of either of the two main Opposition parties present in the Chamber. Not only did Fianna Fáil not show up, they also failed to take up their allotted speaking time.
Cllr O’Leary who is also chair of the council’s finance committee said, “Indications are that this year’s budget will involve a cut of up to €12 million in expenditure.
“While the council can do nothing about cuts in the funding it receives from central government, every effort must be made to protect core services.