The Weekly Digest from Sinn Féin: Government continuing with plan that will inflate house prices

The Central Bank this week became the latest body to warn that the Government’s Shared Equity Scheme risks increasing house prices.

Speaking in the Dáil after publication of the Central Bank’s report Pearse Doherty asked how the Government can justify pushing-ahead with this plan despite warnings from all quarters that it will inflate house prices even more?

Watch Pearse here:

Businesses in the North are benefitting from the protocol

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has said businesses in the north including retailers and manufacturers support the protocol and are benefitting from it.

She said we need to build on this to create jobs and more opportunities for workers and families.

Watch a short clip from Caoimhe here:

Sinn Féin in Government will tackle the cost of living crisis

The results of our cost of living survey exposes a crisis affecting workers and families right across the state. 

We need meaningful action which includes cutting rents, cutting childcare costs, banning rent increases for three years, a discretionary utility debt fund, scrapping Carbon Tax increases and more.

Read the results, and our proposals on how to tackle them:

Watch a short clip from Claire Kerrane TD here:

Government refuses to cut utility bills

Mary Lou McDonald has criticised the government for rejecting Sinn Féin’s call to cut utility bills by waiving the VAT and scrapping the Carbon Tax increase.

Speaking in the Dáil this week Mary Lou said the government has no alternative proposals to reduce these costs for workers and families.

Watch Mary Lou here:

Sinn Féin seeks to change Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme to meet the needs of survivors

Sinn Féin this week brought a motion to the Dáil to change Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme to meet the needs of survivors and their families.

Watch the Sinn Féin contributions to the debate here:

Michelle O’Neill outlines commitment to truth and justice for Mother and Baby Homes survivors

In the Stormont Assembly Michelle O’Neill outlined her commitment that the recommendations of the Truth & Recovery Design Panel into Mother & Baby Homes be implemented in full.

Watch Michelle here:

Student bring 'Feck the Fees’ protest to Leinster House

Sinn Féin was proud to stand with students this week as the brought their 'Feck the Fees’ protest to Leinster House.

Speaking at the rally Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD said students have been let down by the failed housing policies of successive governments and this is having a profound effect on access and how equal our education system really is.

Watch a clip from the protest here:

Government must invest in ICU capacity

Speaking in the Dáil this week, after news broke that a transplant procedure had to be cancelled due to a lack of ICU beds, Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach when his government will make the permanent investment that is needed in ICU capacity.

Watch Mary Lou here:

Pearse Doherty returned to this issue on Thursday when he asked the government what its plan is for the Winter period.

Watch Pearse here:

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