Dail Sheltering 'Wrong Doers': Sinn Féin

Developers are being protected at the expense of the ordinary citizen.

Thats according to Sinn Féin Vice President Mary Lou McDonald who has accused the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government of sheltering the wrong doers, bankers and developers while pointing the finger of blame for the economic crisis at public sector workers, families, children with special needs and the unemployed.

Ms McDonald said: "The most pressing concern for Irish citizens right now is the dire economic conditions that our country faces. Unemployment in this state now exceeds 13%.

"The Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government has no coherent plan to resolve the crisis. They have sheltered the wrong doers, the bankers and the developers - their cronies.

"They have pointed the finger of blame at public sector workers, the have punished families, children with special needs and young people who find themselves out of work or forced to emigrate."

She continued: "The Government persists with a strategy that is solely focussed on cuts when what we need to do is stimulate the economy, keep people at work, create new work, boost consumer confidence and keep the wheels of the real economy turning."


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

31 January 2020
SF Manifesto 'Double-Hit On Public Sector Workers' - FG
Fine Gael have described Sinn Féin's manifesto as a "double-hit on public sector workers". Making the criticism, Minister of State Patrick O'Donovan said: "For the past ten years, Sinn Féin have proposed cutting the tax relief available on pension contributions from 40% to 20%.
23 September 2015
Govt To Invest €30m In Rural Towns And Villages
The Government is to invest €30m in rural towns and villages between 2016 – 2021, Ministers Alan Kelly and Ann Phelan announced on Tuesday.
29 April 2016
Workers Memorial Day Ireland Honours Construction Industry Workers
A commemorative event was held in Dublin on Thursday, 29 April, to remember the people killed and injured through workplace accidents, to mark Workers Memorial Day Ireland.
20 November 2012
Interim Examiner Appointed To The Ritz Hotel
An interim examiner has been appointed to The Ritz Hotel in County Wicklow, after it emerged in the High Court it owes NAMA €47 million. Situated in the Powerscourt estate, it was built by developers Richard Barrett and Johnny Ronan for €200m. It is believed to have been making a loss since it was built in 2007.
08 August 2014
Fine Gael Welcomes ESRI Report
The latest report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has been welcomed by Fine Gael. They have described it as a "testament to the policies implemented under the current Government.