The Taoiseach has been told that people cannot afford to wait until the Budget for additional measures to tackle the cost of living

Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Michael Martin of showing no urgency and ‘dithering’ when it comes to addressing the issue.

The party says the package announced by Government last week is not enough.

The Taoiseach has confirmed there are no plans for any additional measures to tackle the rising cost of living this side of the budget.

Speaking in the Dail, Michael Martin says Sinn Fein’s proposals lack substance:

“We all know that people are suffering the brunt of the current inflationary cycle. Everybody knows that, inflation has gone up dramatically, all over the world. The difference deputy between your party and the government side is we’re doing something about something concrete, substantial. Not just sounding off about Deputy you’ve been, you’ve had very little substance in what you’ve put forward.”


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