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Sinn Féin Ard Fheis promote economic strategy which protects least well off

24 February, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Speaking at the launch of the clár for his party’s annual Ard Fheis today, Sinn Féin Social and Family Affairs spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said the Ard Fheis will commit Sinn Féin to a strategy for economic recovery which protects the least well off sections of society.

He said his party will continue to oppose social welfare cuts, cuts to the minimum wage and attempts to drive down wages and conditions of work.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“Over the course of this year’s Ard Fheis there will be much debate on the current financial crisis and on our strategy to bring about economic recovery.

“The party will commit itself to a strategy for economic recovery which protects the least well off sections of society.

“We will continue to oppose cuts to social welfare, cuts to the minimum wage and attempts to drive down wages and conditions of work.

“We recognise that those on low incomes and those in receipt of social welfare cannot afford a cut in their income and that in fact cutting incomes from this sector will have a negative economic impact as this money is always returned to the economy.

“We also realise, unlike others, that the best way to reduce the social welfare spend it to create job and get as many people back into employment as possible. That is Sinn Féin’s commitment.” ENDS

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