The opposition responds: ‘Uncaring’ budget ‘failed to give people certainty’

Faced with such a widely aimed response to the country’s challenges, Sinn Féin focused its attention on the old reliables of health, housing and the treatment of those on lower and middle-incomes

Pearse Doherty: ‘The government had the opportunity to give people certainty as they face into a winter of rising costs.’

As Pearse Doherty took to his feet to respond to Budget 2023 the only certainty was that he would be opposed to much of what he had just heard.

Perhaps surprisingly, it was the concept of certainty itself and, what he said was the €11 billion budget’s failure to provide any, that the Sinn Féin finance spokesman focused his opening attack on rather than any specific measures.

“The government had the opportunity to give people ...