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Hanna: Government Must Rethink Home Heating Oil Support!

SDLP South Belfast MP Claire Hanna has urged the UK Government to provide proper support to families in Northern Ireland who rely on home heating oil. She was speaking ahead of a mini-budget From Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in the House of Commons on Friday. Ms Hanna said the proposed £100 support would make little difference for families […]

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Minister’s Response on Small Business Support “Woefully Inadequate!”

SDLP Foyle MLA Sinéad McLaughlin has said the Economy Minister Gordon Lyons’ response to questioning on support for small businesses is woefully inadequate. In his response to a question tabled by Ms McLaughlin, the Minister failed to detail any efforts on his behalf to put new support schemes in place. The Foyle MLA said: “The […]

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VAT on Newspapers Needs to Be Cut to zero in Upcoming Budget – Ó Murchú

Louth Sinn Féin TD Ruairí Ó Murchú has called for VAT on newspapers to be cut to zero in the upcoming Budget, to give ‘a vital lifeline to local papers across Ireland’. The Dundalk deputy said Sinn Féin has included a zero VAT rate for newspapers in their alternative budget which is being published tomorrow […]

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Murphy Says British Government Support Falls Short Once Again

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the measures announced today by the British government do not go far enough to support families and businesses struggling with rising costs. The Sinn Féin Finance Minister said: “I note the support announced by the British government today, but once again it has fallen short of what is […]

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£100 Home Heating Oil Payment Falls Short of What’s Needed – UUP

Ulster Unionist Party Communities Spokesperson Andy Allen MLA said: “The UK Government’s announcement today of a one-off £100 payment for households who use home heating oil in Northern Ireland, falls short of the level of support needed. Although this is in addition to the previously announced £400 energy bills support scheme payment for electricity bills […]

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£100 Oil Payment ‘Woefully Inadequate!’ – Sinn Fein

Sinn Féín MLA Caoimhe Archibald has described the £100 payment to households relying on home heating oil as ‘woefully inadequate’. The party’s economy spokesperson said: “Workers, families and businesses here are struggling with rising energy costs and a cost-of-living emergency. “The latest announcements of support from the British Government once again come with a complete […]

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SDLP Opposition Proposes 1000 Litres of Oil for Every Home to Deal With Cost of Living Crisis

The SDLP has proposed a radical new scheme designed to support the majority of households in Northern Ireland, which rely on home heating oil, and are facing a shockingly difficult winter of increased prices and cold homes. The scheme would see 1000 litres of home heating oil provided to all domestic consumers across Northern Ireland […]

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Alliance Motion Seeks Funding for Albert Basin Park and Other Active Travel Projects 

Newry, Mourne and Down Council will debate a motion that calls for an officer to be made responsible for identifying funding for cross-border tourism and active travel projects.  The motion, brought forward by Alliance Councillor Cadogan Enright, specifically names a number of projects the council officer will seek funding for through the Shared Island Fund. […]

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TUV Claim Energy Profits From NI Subsidising Republic’s Consumers

TUV leader Jim Allister has slammed ESB claiming that their recent profits in Northern Ireland have been used to facilitate the easing of financial pressures in the Republic of Ireland. Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:- “With the Dublin PM boasting (https://www.irishtimes.com/politics/2022/09/16/esb-profits-should-to-be-used-to-help-bring-down-energy-bills-varadkar/ ) that the soaring profits of ESB (€390m in 6 months) will be used […]

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‘Tories Detached From Reality of Cost-of-Living Emergency!’ – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has accused the Tories of being ‘detached from reality’ following reports that they are seeking to remove the cap on bonuses for big bankers. The Newry and Armagh MP has said struggling workers, families and businesses need support now with the cost-of-living emergency. Mickey said: “Reports that the Tories are […]