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Rural communities across the country have felt the impact of cutbacks in policing; families and the elderly feel isolated and in danger.
Sinn Féin commits to the introduction of statutory independent multi-agency domestic homicide reviews.
Creating Workplace Awareness of Domestic Violence Policy Paper
Sinn Féin believes that the principle of neutrality is a fundamental republican principle and was one of the cornerstones of foundation of the Irish Republic.
Sinn Féin rejected carbon taxes and published our alternative Climate Action report. Instead of pursuing failed carbon pricing policies, we need timetabled plans to reach 100% renewable energy and a zero-carbon economy.
Ordinary people didn’t cause this crisis and should not be expected to foot the bill for the failure of big polluters and successive Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael governments.
Hospitality workers must be given a legal right to their tips. In our submission to the Low Pay Commission we outline why hospitality workers must be protected through legislation.
An extended document for the Business, Enterprise and Innovation portfolio as part of Sinn Féin's Alternative Budget 2019. Among other things, this document sets out Sinn Féin's policies for helping Irish businesses prepare for Brexit, addressing the skills shortage, growing our indigenous co-operative sector and investing in innovation.
In this budget we ask the questions - What direction do we as a society to take? Do we want more of the same?
The wealth that this country has is not shared properly. In this budget we say stop. We say no more children in emergency accommodation, no more sick people waiting days on trolleys, no more to the rising cost of living that is crippling ordinary families.
Our alternative budget lays out a plan for a new Ireland where no one is left behind.
‘Powering Ireland 2030’ outlines Sinn Féin’s vision of how Ireland can transition from being fossil fuel dependant to relying on renewable energy.
Women in Ireland have suffered many injustices throughout our history and in particular they have suffered in the field of health. This document outlines Sinn Féin’s vision for women’s health care in Ireland, a vision that is based on the principles of fairness and equality which we can all work towards together.
In this paper, Sinn Féin have outlined a number of measures that need to be addressed in the immediate future as the next steps to realise full and equal rights for the LGBTQI community ranging from civil rights to healthcare.
Sinn Féin's proposal to make the bailed out banks pay their tax.
We are at a critical juncture in relation to policing and the future role of An Garda Síochána; the plan produced and implemented going forward is not something we can afford to get wrong.
A United Ireland will benefit all the people of this island including, very importantly, in economic terms. Partition has been an economic disaster for Ireland, North and South. Economy and society across the island of Ireland are intertwined. Back-to-back development and wasteful duplication serve nobody, in either jurisdiction.
To replace fossil fuels and to improve our environment this State needs to create a wide portfolio of diverse renewable energy sources.
Sinn Féin see biogas as forming an important part of this portfolio and we want to see an industry created.
One of the recurring and most scandalous crises afflicting our health service is that of patients being left waiting on trolleys. Sinn Féin believes our policy can stabilise this situation through reopening closed beds, recruitment and retention of staff, adequate step down facilities, and proper primary and community care.
Sinn Féin are opposed to the privatisation agenda being pursued by Government in our job activation schemes. We want to see the JobPath scheme abolished immediately.
Partition has created two different and disjointed health services across Ireland. If we build on what works in both jurisdictions then a truly national, world class and free at the point of delivery health service based on need can be delivered in the context of a united Ireland.
Sinn Féin believe that the Worker Co-operative sector has the potential to become a key pillar of our indigenous economy.
There isn't a family in Ireland currently unaffected by the crisis of hospital waiting lists - statistically speaking one in every seven Irish people is on a waiting list across the state. Sinn Féin believes the introduction of a single integrated waiting list management system can tackle the spiraling waiting.
This policy document sets out a plan to expand the number of apprenticeship places and increase the range of programmes available, to provide Ireland with the educated and skilled workers needed for growing and emerging industries. Reform of the current system will also ensure equality of opportunity and the protection of worker’s rights.
The policy document by Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin detailing the number of adults and children in state funded emergency accommodation who are not counted in the Department of Housing’s official monthly homeless reports. The official homeless figures do not include the hundreds of adults and children living in Túsla funded domestic violence emergency and step down accommodation and they do not include the 247 adults and 152 children trapped in Direct Provision, with leave to remain but who are unable to secure housing.
The policy document by Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin outlines how up to 36,000 vacant units can be brought into use through a range of measures. Some of these initiatives include a statutory vacant homes register, a vacant homes tax and encouraging greater use of compulsory purchase orders, and the appointment of vacant homes officers.
Sinn Féin's outline of what steps the EU and Irish government must take to protect our economy,. north and south, from the worst effects of Brexit.
Census 2016 showed a huge and rapid rise in the number of people aged over 65 in Ireland. There is no doubt that this change in demographics represents one of the most significant challenges of our time.
This document outlines how Sinn Féin believe we should best respond to challenges and opportunities of an ageing population.
A strong and properly funded & resourced public sector is crucial to both social and economic progress of the nation. An integral step in achieving this goal is to ensure that those working in the sector enjoy equitable remuneration, conditions and certainty.
This policy document makes a a series of recommendations on how to increase housing supports for women and children fleeing domestic violence. The funding allocated for these services must meet the level of need required. The provision of emergency and step down accommodation units should fall within the remit of the Department of Housing with Tusla and NGOs providing support. There needs to be greater flexibility in HAP/Rent Supplement payments to help women transitioning out of abusive situations and greater flexibility with the application of council housing allocation schemes.
This policy document outlines the some of the steps required to protect the Gaeltacht and the Irish language from further erosion and begin re-establishing it as the vibrant, living language of our citizens.
Léiríotar sa bheartas polasaí seo cuid de na céimeanna de dhíth chun na Gaeltachta agus na Gaeilge a chosaint ó thuilleadh creimidh agus tús a chur le hathbhunú uirthi mar theanga bheo bheoga do shaoránaigh na hÉireann.
Towards An Agreed And Reconciled Future - Sinn Féin policy on Reconciliation and Healing.
Sinn Féin has a vision for society in which all citizens can participate fully in life without being left behind. We will further the rights of people with disabilities, not diminish them.