Budget tension is ‘fake fight orchestrated by Fine Gael’ - Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty

Party finance spokeperson says move is a response to poor polling figures

  • May 28, 2023
Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin finance spokesman: “This is a fight that is about distracting the public away from the here and now, and it’s a fight that is orchestrated by Fine Gael, and Fianna Fáil have fallen for it hook line and sinker.” Picture: Fergal Phillips

Tensions between government parties surrounding the budget is a “fake fight” orchestrated by Fine Gael, a Sinn Féin TD has said.

In an op-ed published this week Minister of State Martin Heydon and two other Fine Gael ministers – Jennifer Carroll MacNeill and Peter Burke – called for a full-time worker on a wage of €52,000 to get €1,000 back in tax relief in the next budget.

This was seen to cause tension between Fine ...