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Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Louise O'Reilly: The Minister referenced the rising costs and the way that they are affecting the standard of living, genuinely making it sound like people might have to trim a few luxuries off of their shopping bill but, in truth, people are making hard and horrible choices already. I promised a constituent of mine that I would raise a message that she sent to me with the Minister. A mother on the...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Pearse Doherty: I thank and commend everybody who spoke in the debate, particularly those who told the real life stories of people who are struggling to get by, such as the people who my colleague, Deputy O’Reilly, referred to who are worried about how they will pay for a holiday. Deputy Farrell mentioned the person who goes to bed early because they cannot afford to heat their home. There were many...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: But the Deputy wants me to cut taxes even more.

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Pearse Doherty: Yet, the Minister still does not get it. He had his time. He does not get that people who are dependent on social welfare need to see their payment rates increase to keep in line with inflation. He does not get that we need to see additional support, such as cost-of-living cash payments paid directly to low- and middle-income earners, targeted to those most in need, or to set up a debt...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Amendment put.

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: In accordance with Standing Order 80(2), the vote is deferred until the weekly division time tomorrow evening.

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Maurice Quinlivan: The cost-of-living crisis has been felt most keenly by those on low to middle incomes. That is no surprise to anybody. A greater proportion of their earnings is devoted to the purchase of food, payment of rent and heating of their homes. In Limerick, we have seen rents spiral out of control and beyond the means of many. We need a ban on rent increases and we need the Government to put...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Michael McNamara: I very much welcome the opportunity provided by Sinn Féin to discuss the rise in the cost of living and I thank the party for that. It was put to me in stark terms last night by the outgoing cathaoirleach of Clare County Council that if a single person living alone on the old age pension buys nothing else for three weeks, he or she can buy a half a tank of fuel. That is where we are...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: I thank the Deputies for their contributions on a matter I know is very important for our country. It is a challenge affecting homes and households in every community in our country this evening. It is in recognition of this that the Government has acted. It is in understanding the challenges many are facing that we have made so many changes already. I want to list what they are because...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: I am glad to get the opportunity to speak. I thank Sinn Féin for this motion to give us the opportunity to talk about these very important matters. Everyone understands the rise in the cost of living is caused by the cost of fuel. The men and women on the road are suffering, whether it is driving a car or a lorry, and the farmers driving tractors and jeeps are all suffering because of...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Michael Healy-Rae: I, too, thank Sinn Féin for bringing this motion forward. Of course, my colleagues and I in the Rural Independent Group support it. Why would we not? We had the exact same motion before the House last February calling on the Minister to address the ever-increasing cost of living. That was back in February, a number of months ago, when fuel was not even at the awfully high price it is...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Richard O'Donoghue: I thank Sinn Féin for bringing this motion. History repeats itself once again. The Rural Independent Group was the first to call for a mini-budget. Since then, we have heard many commentators speak about, and many rumblings about, mini-budgets. Why does it take so long for the Government to realise people have already started to cut back considerably and cannot afford to live? We...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Joan Collins: I am sharing time with Deputy McNamara. I thank Sinn Féin for the opportunity to debate this issue again. The issue is one of the most serious facing the people of this country and it is of its time. I find the position of the Government on the cost-of-living crisis quite incredible. People are struggling now. They are struggling to put food on the table, pay their rent or mortgage,...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Michael Collins: The Rural Independent Group fully supports the motion. We were the first political grouping in the Dáil to call on the Government to hold an emergency mini budget, when we moved a Private Members' motion on 23 February 2022. We also moved a Private Members' motion in April calling on the Government to axe the carbon tax, which would have had the impact of putting about €8,000...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Mick Barry: The Minister is effectively saying to struggling families that there will be nothing extra done for them next month or the month after that when they are preparing for children going back to school, and nor will anything be done for them in September. They must wait until October. They say a week is a long time in politics. For a family going under in this cost-of-living crisis, three...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Denis Naughten: I thank the Cathaoirleach Gníomhach and welcome the opportunity to speak on the motion. The Opposition will put forward its case for an emergency budget. The Government will respond when it has the opportunity to do so. The Opposition will put forward its case for an emergency budget. The Government will respond that there is no need for one and that it will address these issues in...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: I thank Deputy Doherty and Sinn Féin for bringing forward this motion, which we support completely. We urgently need an emergency budget to address a crisis that is absolutely crushing hundreds of thousands of people in this country. Working people, pensioners, students and people on low and middle incomes are being absolutely crucified. The Government is being very dishonest in its...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: I welcome the Sinn Féin motion. It is a very important motion to so many people across the country. Like others, the Social Democrats' position on an emergency budget is very clear. We need one and we need one now. However, the Government continues to ignore our calls from this side of the House as well as the many calls from its own benches. While it is doing that, it is clear that...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

Johnny Guirke: The hardship, anxiety and desperation being felt by households across the country need to be addressed today. The cost-of-living crisis is hitting people's pockets hard and families are struggling with rising costs. The prices of rent, childcare, groceries, petrol, diesel and heating oil, as well as back-to-school costs, are all shooting up, while people's wages stay the same. People are...

Emergency Budget: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 Jun 2022)

John Brady: Households across the State cannot wait until the year end for the Government to act when they are struggling in the here and now. The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, IFAC, the Economic and Social Research Institute, ESRI, and the Central Bank of Ireland have all stated that the Government has the scope to introduce additional measures to support households. The Government is now expected to...

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