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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Sinn Fein describes Budget 2016 as 'bribing people with their own money'

Published 13/10/2015 | 15:22

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD delivers the Budget on the steps of Government Buildings.
Pic Steve Humphreys
13th Ocober 2015.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD delivers the Budget on the steps of Government Buildings. Pic Steve Humphreys 13th Ocober 2015.

Sinn Féin have called the announcements made in the Budget as "straight out of the Fianna Fáil handbook".

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The official Twitter account for Sinn Féin tweeted that #Budget16 was "straight out of the Fianna Fáil handbook", adding "How to bribe people with their own money".

Among the decisions announced was an increase in the entry threshold to the USC, an increase in the home carer's tax credit and a rise in the minimum wage.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams spoke before the Budget announcement and offered his condolences to the families of those lost in the Carrickmines tragedy, and the family of slain Garda Tony Golden. He urged the Government to act on the housing crisis, making reference to the death of a homeless person on Dublin's city streets this week.

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