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Ó Snodaigh launches billboard highlighting Labour’s commitment to child benefit

4 December, 2011 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin Social Protection Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh today launched a mobile billboard to remind people of the Labour Party’s commitment to protect Child Benefit in government.

Speaking as he launched the billboard today Deputy Ó Snodaigh made a last minute call on Labour Party TDs to live up to their commitment and vote against any reduction in child benefit in the budget.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“A major plank of the Labour Party’s election campaign was the commitment to protect child benefit in government. They said Fine Gael would cut the payment if the got an overall majority.

“However it now seems as though that commitment has been abandoned now that they are in government.

“The question now is; will the Labour Party TDs vote for a reduction in child benefit having stood on a platform of defending it just nine months ago?

“I would urge all TDs to vote against any reductions in child benefit and social welfare rates. Sinn Féin has shown that there is an alternative way to reduce the deficit. We should be targeting the wealth in this state rather than those who are already struggling in this recession.” ENDS

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