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Cost of Living and Energy Costs the Focus of Fianna Fáil Think-In

Over the next two days, the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party will gather in Mullingar ahead of the Dáil’s return, to focus on the parties’ priorities for Budget 2023.

Speaking at the think-in, Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth said, “My colleagues and I in Fianna Fáil are acutely aware of the effect the energy crisis is having on families and businesses. People are justifiably concerned about skyrocketing energy bills and I look forward to discussing the exceptional response required in Budget 2023 to address this crisis.”

Senator Catherine Ardagh commented, “Over the next two days, we will focus on the core values of the party- improving quality of life and access to key public services such as health, housing, education, childcare, disability services, older people, and a fair welfare and tax package.”

Fianna Fáil in Government will deliver an exceptional response in Budget 2023 to tackle the energy crisis said Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North West, Paul McAuliffe.

“The Budget will deliver immediate measures to assist all households with energy bills and working families will see a tangible reduction in childcare and education costs. My colleagues and I will be fighting for a one-off cost of living package for the most vulnerable and the squeezed middle especially.

Deputy McAuliffe concluded by saying, “We have spent €2½bn so far this year to help offset the rising cost of living. We will do more in the upcoming Budget, which, in addition to normal Budget measures for 2023, will include a substantial package of one-off measures for the months ahead.”


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