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Ó Snodaigh welcomes Dan Boyle’s commitment on pensions

17 May, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin Social and Family Affairs Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh has welcomed a commitment from Green Party Senator Dan Boyle that his party will not stand over a cut in the old age pension. Deputy Ó Snodaigh said the Green Party should stand over this promise even if it means bringing down the Government.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“Since entering Government in 2007 the Green Party has missed plenty of opportunities to make a stand on issues of principle such as the cut in special needs teachers and the cut to dole payments.

“However I welcome today’s commitment from Dan Boyle that his party will not support any proposal to cut the state pension following a refusal from Eamon Ó Cúiv to rule out such a scenario just last week.

“The Green Party should resist any pressure from the Government partners in Fianna Fáil and stand over Dan Boyle’s promise even if this means bringing down the Government.” ENDS

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