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Ordinary People Paying Price for Tory Chaos – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said people in the north are ‘paying the price’ for Tory chaos and told the British government to stop giving cover to the DUP to block a government being formed. The South Down MP said: “Ordinary people and businesses in the north are paying the price from the uncertainty […]

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Cost of Living Putting Huge Pressure on Women’s group – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins said the cost of living crisis is putting huge pressure on community organisations such as Women’s Aid. Liz Kimmins was speaking after she and the Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA met with Women’s Aid in Newry. The Newry and Armagh MLA said: “Workers and families across the north are struggling, […]

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The Time for Public Ownership of Energy Resources is Now! – Workers Party

When it comes to discussions about the cost of energy and other utilities, there is always a missing and unspoken link. Radio phone in shows, television news, social media platforms and any amount of newspaper articles will talk endlessly about ‘increases in wholesale supplies’. The ‘war in Ukraine’, ‘unexpectedly cold winters’ and ‘technical problems with pipe lines’. What they won’t […]

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Tories Need to Listen to Workers and Act on the Cost of Living! – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has called on the British government to listen to workers and act on the soaring cost of living. The Newry and Armagh MP said: “For months the cost of living has been on a steep upward trajectory, inflation is now predicted to hit 11% over the next couple of months […]

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Uniform Grant Increases by 20%

The school uniform grant will be increased by 20% to help support low income families, Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced. The grant is designed to assist families in need with a contribution towards the cost of purchasing school uniforms. Announcing the additional £1.04 million investment, the Minister said: “The cost of purchasing school uniforms […]

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Tackling the Cost of Living is the Top Priority for Finance Ministers – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA, Conor Murphy has said that tackling the cost of living crisis is a top priority for Sinn Féin Speaking after a key meeting with Finance Ministers of Wales, Scotland and a senior British civil servant in Cardiff, the Sinn Féin Finance Minister said: “Workers and families are struggling as the cost of […]

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Hargey Confirms Cost-of-Living Payments

Direct cost-of-living payments of up to £650 will be made to those in greatest need over the coming weeks, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has confirmed.  The payments will be made to those on income-related and disability benefits, as well as pensioners, to help support those most in need during the escalating cost-of-living crisis.   Minister […]