Election manifesto launched
Welcome to The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin where we bring you a flavour of the work and campaigns that we have been involved in during the course of the week.
Fáilte go hIris Choimriúcháin na Seachtaine ag Sinn Féin ina gcuirfear ar bhur súil blaiseadh den obair agus de na feachtais a bhfuilimid ag plé leo le linn na seachtaine.
The Weekly Digest / Iris Choimriúcháin na Seachtaine
Assembly election campaign heads into the final week
Speaking on the campaign trail this week Michelle O’Neill said Sinn Féin has a clear plan to build a modern and progressive society, and to put money in people’s pockets and strengthen our health service.
This election is about the future, and making politics deliver real change for people.
Watch Michelle here: https://fb.watch/cGf8-wV4jp/
Election manifesto launched
Sinn Féin also launched its Assembly election manifesto this week.
We launched our plan to strengthen the health service and put money in people’s pockets:
- £230 for every household
- £1 billion extra for health service
- Put £300m in people’s pockets
On day one after this election, Sinn Féin is ready to get back into the Executive and deliver for people.
Watch a short clip about our manifesto here: https://fb.watch/cGlhws8GoD/
Price of rents is causing a social catastrophe
Speaking in the Dáil this week Mary Lou McDonald said the price of rents is causing a social catastrophe. She said the government must immediately cut rents via a €1,500 tax rebate, ban rent increases for three years and ramp up its housing plan with more social and affordable housing.
Watch Mary Lou here: https://fb.watch/cGfUHaXK-J/
Doherty calls for a General Election
Speaking on RTÉ Radio’s Morning Ireland this week Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said there shouldn’t be any rotation of Taoiseach at the end of the year, there should be a General Election and let the people decide who should be the Taoiseach of this State.
Listen to Pearse here: https://fb.watch/cGlm2yFHZd/
Sinn Féin motion to scrap the ban on sale of turf
Sinn Féin moved a motion in the Dáil this week to scrap the ban on the sale of turf.
Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerran said turf has been one of the only forms of heating not to see prices spiral in recent months. The Government’s proposed ban punishes communities who rely on turf, instead of introducing measures to support communities in transitioning away from this form of heating in a way that is fair and sustainable.
Unfortunately, despite the posturing from some Government TDs, Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and The Green Party came together to vote Sinn Féin’s motion down.
You can watch a section of the debate here: https://fb.watch/cGl99j_qIq/
Éire Nua out now
The latest edition of Éire Nua is out now.
Writing in this edition commentator and former editor of the Impartial Reporter Denzil McDaniel says many Unionists are 'thinking the unthinkable’ about constitutional change, Declan Kearney discusses disability rights in a New Ireland, David Cullinane writes about building a National Health Service, Emma McArdle writes about Saoirse na mBan and the New Ireland and Editor of Máire Comerford’s Revolutionary Memoir 'On Dangerous Ground’ gives us a History Lesson in Female Principle.
And there’s much more.
You can read it here: https://issuu.com/anphoblacht/docs/eire-nua-issue_3_upload
Éire Nua amuigh anois
Tá an t-eagrán is déanaí de Éire Nua amuigh anois.
Ag scríobh san eagrán seo deir tráchtaire agus iar-eagarthóir an Impartial Reporter Denzil McDaniel go bhfuil go leor Aontachtóirí 'ag smaoineamh ar an rud doshamhlaithe’ faoi athrú bunreachtúil, pléann Declan Kearney cearta daoine atá faoi mhíchumas in Éirinn Nua, scríobhann David Cullinane faoi Sheirbhíse Sláinte Náisiúnta a fhorbairt, scríobhann Emma McArdle faoi Shaoirse na mBan agus tugann Eagarthóir New Ireland agus Eagarthóir an tsaothair chuimhneacháin 'On Dangerous Ground’ le Máire Comerford Ceacht Staire ar Phrionsabal na mBan.
Agus go leor eile.
Léigh anseo é: https://issuu.com/anphoblacht/docs/eire-nua-issue_3_upload
The first 2022 edition of An Phoblacht Magazine is available to purchase now.
Get your radical news here: www.sinnfein.ie/anphoblacht
Tá an chéad eagrán de An Phoblacht 2022 ar fáil le ceannach anois.
Faigh an nuacht radacach anseo: www.sinnfein.ie/anphoblacht