The Government says that a recovery is underway. If it is, it isn’t a fair recovery. It is a two tier recovery, that benefits them and their friends at the top, not the majority of hard-working, fair-minded Irish citizens.
Sinn Féin believes that a fair recovery is possible. We believe that an equal society is possible. We believe that cronyism and greed can be replaced with fairness and hope.
There are numerous examples of the Government’s subservience to the elites in Banking and other financial institutions and to the golden circles who have profited from the recession. There are even more examples of the Government’ s attacks on citizens rights and entitlements and of the dreadful price being exacted from lower and middle income earners, children and senior citizens.
Fianna Fáil destroyed the economy and have learned little since. Fine Gael and Labour are now copying their policies. In Budget 2015 when they had the chance to ease the burden on Irish people, they chose to assist the richest 10%. They are now on the verge of returning us to the ‘boom and bust’ policies of Fianna Fáil, where billions of euro was squandered to buy elections and all of us have paid a huge price ever since.
We need a major change to how politics is done.
We want to start a debate about the future, about what type of country and society we want to live in, about equality, and the type of recovery we want. You can be part of this change in Irish politics.
There are big decisions facing the Irish people and we need an honest discussion. We will be taking this debate to every community across the country in the next twelve months as we move towards the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising and delivering on the ideals of the Proclamation.