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Government TDs must face consequences of their support for social welfare cuts – Ó Snodaigh

11 December, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Sinn Féin Social and Family Affairs spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh today led a protest at Leinster House which aimed to highlight which TDs are set to vote in favour of cuts to dole payments later this evening.

Speaking at the protest Deputy Ó Snodaigh criticised the Government for rushing through the Social Welfare Bill describing it as the behaviour of a worried Government running scared from the electorate.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“Government TDs cannot simply vote for these savage cuts to social welfare payments without facing the consequences from the electorate.

“The fast tracking of the Social Welfare Bill is a blatant attempt to avoid lobbying from constituents over the weekend. It is the behaviour of a worried Government running scared from the electorate.

“Shame on a Government that seeks to make the least well off pay for their economic incompetence.

“Sinn Féin will continue to highlight which TDs voted in favour of these cuts in each and every constituency in the state.” ENDS

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