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.

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