Sinn Féin's proposal to scrap property tax jars

Party argues budget plans are fairer and costed, but serious questions about coherence of strategy remain

4th October, 2017
Sinn Fein finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty with deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald and party president Gerry Adams at the launch of its budget proposals. Pic:

Sinn Féin is on your side. That’s the message that came from the launch of the party’s distinctly red (a nod to Labour, perhaps?) pre-budget document on Tuesday morning in Dublin.

Such documents are commonplace at this time of year and Sinn Féin likes to boast that its document is the only one that has been costed by the Department of Finance. Over the summer the party has, through...

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