Niepełnowartościowe wydatki mieszkaniowe w wyniku niewiarygodnej porażki rządu
Przemawiając w Dáil w tym tygodniu Mary Lou powiedziała, że tysiące niedrogich domów, które powinny były zostać zbudowane, nie zostały zbudowane.
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.
Renewed commitment to power sharing needed from all political leaders
Speaking in Queens University this week, to mark 25 years of the Good Friday Agreement, Mary Lou McDonald – Sinn Féin said;
„We need a renewed commitment from all political leaders that we will work together, that we will share power together and that we have a government that will work in the interests of everyone.”
Watch Mary Lou here: https://fb.watch/k27jkz-UUS/
Council elections are an opportunity to endorse positive leadership
Speaking this week Michelle O’Neill said the election on the 18th of May is an opportunity for people to send a clear signal.
To endorse positive leadership at a time when communities need it most.
To show your support for Sinn Féin’s commitment to a politics that delivers for everyone, and to elect hard working Sinn Féin councillors who will prioritise the issues that matter to you and your community.
Watch Michelle here: https://fb.watch/k0SvFXO7v3/
The annual Bodenstown, Wolfetone Commemoration will take place on Sunday 18th of June, assembling at 2:30pm in Sallins and marching to Bodenstown Churchyard.
The main speaker on the day will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Housing underspend in an incredible failure by Government
Mary Lou McDonald has described the €1billion underspend in the Department of Housing as an incredible failure by Government in the middle of the most serious housing emergency in the history of the State.
Speaking in the Dáil this week Mary Lou said thousands of affordable homes that should have been built, have not been built.
Watch Mary Lou here: https://fb.watch/k0SKYHXSS9/
Housing plan and housing Minister are both failing
Meanwhile, also addressing the housing underspend on RTÉ this week, Eoin Ó Broin said this Government’s housing plan is failing, this Minister is failing and the consequences are being felt by working people who can’t put an affordable roof over their heads to rent or buy.
Watch Eoin here: https://fb.watch/k0ST79_ipG/
Government underspend on housing criticised in the Seanad
The Government was also heavily criticised in the Seanad this week by Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan who raised the disgraceful fact of 230 vacant council owned houses in Limerick and a government with a major under spend on housing.
Watch Paul here: https://fb.watch/k2aDtOHfnl/
Public servants leaving the country because they have nowhere to live
Speaking in the Dáil this week Pauline Tully said our teachers, our nurses, our Gardaí and people who are supposed to be working in our disability teams assessing children are leaving the country because they have nowhere to live.
Watch Pauline here: https://fb.watch/k0SfBaH1B2/
Our young people will lead progressive change as tomorrow’s leaders
Speaking during a visit to Queen’s University, Belfast this week, Michelle O’Neill said;
„Our young people must have every opportunity to achieve their aspirations in life.
„It’s been a real pleasure to meet up with so many inspirational and energetic young people.
„I’ve no doubt that they will lead progressive change as tomorrow’s generation of leaders.
„And it’s their vision, optimism and determination for a brighter, better future that drives my work every day as a First Minister for all.
Watch Michelle here: https://fb.watch/k0S2ynOHdT/
Sign the petition to reinstate the No-Fault Eviction Ban
Sinn Féin has launched a petition calling on the government to reinstate the No-Fault Eviction Ban.
Over 7,000 households have eviction dates looming in the coming weeks and months and the government still cannot answer – where will people go?
It’s not too late for the government to do the right thing.
Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/eviction-ban
Special edition of An Phoblacht to mark 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement – Out Now!
This special edition of An Phoblacht is devoted to marking the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
We have contributions from key participants in the negotiations, talks and consultations that led to the agreement and setting up of the Assembly and Executive.
Gerry Adams, Pat Doherty, Lucilita Breathnach, Gearóid Ó hEara, Gerry Kelly, Padraic Wilson, Mitchel McLaughlin, Séanna Walsh, and Peadar Whelan all reveal key moments in the drama that led to the agreement. Martina Anderson and Bairbre de Brún write on life in the first assembly. Mícheál Mac Donncha and Roy Greenslade provide analysis with Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald writing on the road map of what needs to be done now.
Get your copy here today:
Sign the petition to ban supertrawlers from fishing in Irish Waters
Padraig Mac Lochlainn has launched a petition to ban supertrawlers from fishing in Irish Waters.
In recent days, a number of the largest super trawlers in the world have been fishing again in the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone. These monster vessels are multiples of the average-sized fishing trawler.
They are capable of catching vast amounts of fish on each trip and there are profound concerns about their impact on the marine ecosystem.
Super trawlers of this size are banned from fishing in Australian waters.
We are calling on the Taoiseach and the Irish government to campaign for super trawlers to be banned from fishing in Irish waters and all European waters under the jurisdiction of the Common Fisheries Policy.
Sign the petition to ban supertrawlers from fishing in Irish Waters: https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/ban-super-trawlers-in-irish-waters