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February Flip Flops are of little use to the people of Offaly and North Tipperary – Cllr Carol Nolan

5 February, 2016 - by Carol Nolan

Local Sinn Féin Councillor and General Election Candidate for the Offaly/ North Tipperary Constituency, Carol Nolan, has today called on local Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy to be honest with the people of this constituency in relation to Fine Gael’s plan for the economy.

Cllr Nolan said:

“This week Fine Gael was clearly caught out spoofing to the electorate in respect of its economic policies.

“When challenged, Taoiseach Enda Kenny was left red faced as it became obvious that he was unable to account for the holes Fine Gael’s figures.

“Now, as a direct result of the challenge by Sinn Féin on this issue we see the ridiculous flip flopping of Michael Noonan, who has dramatically reduced the so called rainy day fund.

“February flip flops are of little use to the people of Offaly and North Tipperary – we need robust sturdy policies that will secure our futures.

“Fine Gael would do well to be honest with the people- it is simply not possible to offer both substantial investment in our public services while at the same time giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy.

“Fine Gael has had five years in office to invest in our public services – they haven’t done so. Why should we believe that it will happen now?

“The fact is that the plan revealed this week by Fine Gael simply offers more of the same – tax breaks for the wealthy and tax increases for ordinary families.

“Sinn Féin wants an honest debate.

“Sinn Féin has a plan that would invest available resources into addressing the health crisis, providing affordable housing and ensuring accessible childcare for working families.

“We also have a plan to give average working families a break by scrapping the household tax, abolishing water charges and taking 277,000 low paid workers out of the USC.”

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