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Sinn Féin’s Budget proposals show we are on the side of children and young families – Denise Mitchell TD

29 September, 2017 - by Denise Mitchell TD


Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy Denise Mitchell, says her party’s alternative Budget proposals show very clearly that Sinn Féin is on the side of children and ordinary families.

“Sinn Féin wants to build a society where the best interests of our children are put first. We want to create a society where young families have stability and security when it comes to housing and health, and we want an education system that ensures every child reaches their full potential.

“That’s why we are proposing major public investment in the areas of childcare and education. We also want to help reduce the financial burdens on families through increasing investment in back to school supports such as the School Books Grant, Clothing and Footwear Allowance and School Meals Programme, as well as increasing the Family Income Supplement.

“Unfortunately at a time when families are facing huge financial pressures and a crisis in our public services, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have chosen to prioritise tax cuts for the wealthiest in society. That simply is not good enough.

“Sinn Féin’s proposals, as always, have been fully-costed and clearly demonstrate how we can bring about a fairer society that supports children and young families.”

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