Budget 2022 opposition reaction: ‘Never has so much been spent to achieve so little’

Pearse Doherty claims Sinn Féin would fight increases in the pension age, address the housing and rental crises and introduce a full national childcare system

12th October, 2021
Budget 2022 opposition reaction: ‘Never has so much been spent to achieve so little’
Mairéad Farrell TD, Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, and Pearse Doherty, the party’s finance spokesman: Doherty claimed the budget did little to tackle big issues such as housing and the cost of living. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2022 had a distinct tone to it this year.

“Never has so much been spent to achieve so little,” Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman declared.

Doherty claimed the €4.7 billion budget package showed the coalition government was out of touch with the everyday lives of those it represents and out of ideas to tackle the major issues affecting people.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Game of chicken on NI protocol has yet to play itself out

Politics Daniel Murray 1 week ago

Pat Rabbitte: Budget Day now is but a pale reflection of budgets past

Politics Pat Rabbitte 1 week ago

Elaine Byrne: We abandoned hope of connection, and signed up to satellite instead

Politics Elaine Byrne 1 week ago

Sally Rooney part of a movement ‘promoting hatred and demonisation of Israel’ ambassador says

Politics Eva Short 1 week ago