December 5, 2023

‘Families need action now’ – Kilkenny TD calls for ‘cost of living’ cash payments

A Kilkenny TD has called for people to be given a ‘cost of living’ cash payment to combat rampant inflation.

Deputy Kathleen Funchion said that while the Government’s €100 energy credit “is better than nothing”, it does not go far enough.

Her party is instead calling for people earning up to €30,000 to be given a €200 “Cost of Living Cash Payment”, those those earning between €30,000 to €60,000 receiving a €1000 case payment.

The Carlow-Kilkenny TD said: “For months now, we in Sinn Féin has been warning the government about the increasing cost of living.

“Instead of taking decisive action, the Government have put their heads in the sand, ignored warnings from Pearse Doherty, and have allowed rents, childcare costs and energy costs to spiral out of control.

“They just don’t get it. They don’t understand the pressure that workers and families, who need action now, are under.”

Referreing to the cost of living cash payments, Deputy Funchion added: “This proposed payment – along with our proposal to put a month’s rent back in people’s pockets and axe the Carbon Tax hike due in May – would give hard pressed workers and families the break they so badly need.”



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