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A Fair Recovery is possible - downloadA Fair Recovery is Possible

The Government says that a recovery is underway. If it is, it isn’t a fair recovery. It is a two tier recovery, that benefits them and their friends at the top, not the majority of hard-working, fair-minded Irish citizens. 

Sinn Féin believes that a fair recovery is possible. We believe that an equal society is possible. We believe that cronyism and greed can be replaced with fairness and hope. 

There are numerous examples of the Government’s subservience to the elites in Banking and other financial institutions and to the golden circles who have profited from the recession. There are even more examples of the Government’ s attacks on citizens rights and entitlements and of the dreadful price being exacted from lower and middle income earners, children and senior citizens. 

Fianna Fáil destroyed the economy and have learned little since. Fine Gael and Labour are now copying their policies. In Budget 2015 when they had the chance to ease the burden on Irish people, they chose to assist the richest 10%. They are now on the verge of returning us to the ‘boom and bust’ policies of Fianna Fáil, where billions of euro was squandered to buy elections and all of us have paid a huge price ever since. 

We need a major change to how politics is done. 

We want to start a debate about the future, about what type of country and society we want to live in, about equality, and the type of recovery we want. You can be part of this change in Irish politics. 

There are big decisions facing the Irish people and we need an honest discussion. We will be taking this debate to every community across the country in the next twelve months as we move towards the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising and delivering on the ideals of the Proclamation.


Outlined below is an overview of our policies as well as our Policy Document Archive


Policy Document Archive - View, share or download our recent policy documents in this special archive section.

A Republic for all - The republican vision of a united Ireland is based on the principles of equality, inclusion and sovereignty. There can be no place for sectarianism, exclusion or discrimination.

A New Way of Doing Politics - There is an urgent need for meaningful political reform of both our political culture and the political system.

A Fair Tax System - A fair recovery requires a tax system that raises sufficient revenue for government but does so in a manner that is fair and progressive.

Opposing Tory Cuts - In the north of Ireland, Sinn Fein blocked the Welfare Bill and the cuts that the Tories demanded we impose on the most vulnerable.

Healthcare For All - The health system continues to fail people because it is a grossly inequitable two-tier, public-private system. Access to care is not based on need alone.

A Right to Housing - Adequate shelter is one of the most basic human needs and is consequently one of the most important human rights.

Tackling the Childcare Crisis - We need safe, quality and affordable childcare. We need childcare workers that are trained to the highest standard and a system that is registered and regularly monitored. We need childcare that is affordable.

Standing Up For Rural Ireland - Sinn Féin has a vision for rural Ireland. A vision to make it a sustainable place to live and to work. A place where the quality of life is matched by the quality of public services.

Decent Work And A Living Wage - The number one priority must be the creation of decent jobs with decent pay, and a real commitment to our SME sector.

Dealing With The Debt - Sinn Féin firmly believes that a better deal on both the public and private debt is possible.

Equal Rights For Irish Speakers - Sinn Féin supports the restoration of the Irish language as the spoken language among the majority of people in Ireland and the creation of a truly bilingual society.