This isn’t decades and decades ago, mind you. This policy document sets out key proposals to provide safe education for children during Covid-19. This policy document sets out Sinn Féin’s proposals to support small and medium-sized enterprises and to protect jobs at a time of unprecedented challenges for SMEs. They will introduce a 5pc levy on all earnings over €140,000 and taper out tax credits for an individual income from €100,000 to €140,000. Still, the three main parties are aligned on issues such as Brexit, the European Union, and maintaining Ireland’s attractive 12.5 percent corporate tax rate. All taxpayers who earn under €100,000 will see a decrease in their tax of up to €700 a year. It can and should be eradicated from society and that is Sinn Féin’s vision as outlined in this document ‘Prosperity and Opportunity - tackling poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in the North'. “There is a culture in Sinn Féin of bullying and intimidation,” he said, adding that those members who were critical of Stanley in recent days had received “a knock on the door.” McDonald said such face-to-face visits reflect the close-knit structure of … Sinn Féin wants Ireland to become the first state in the world to introduce a Living Wage on a legislative basis, to ensure lower paid workers earn at least enough for them to achieve a minimum acceptable standard of living. Giving women and their families a break – Sinn Féin’s Women’s Budget 2020. Sinn Féin’s Alternative Budget for 2021 sets out detailed and costed policies to help bring our country out of this crisis and rebuild in a fairer, better, and stronger Ireland. They have had their chance. This policy document sets out the economic advantages of a United Ireland for all of the people of Ireland. Rural communities across the country have felt the impact of cutbacks in policing; families and the elderly feel isolated and in danger. We will crack down on crime. Sinn Féin opposed these austerity policies. Our manifesto has been costed by the relevant government departments and is affordable and can be delivered. There will be no borrowing necessary. People should feel safe in their communities. Sinn Féin will take on the housing crisis and we will solve it Sinn Féin will deliver the biggest public housing programme in our history, we will cut rents and freeze them and we will ensure that affordable housing is available and really affordable to people. This is the Sinn Féin of a few months ago – as recently as last April. These proposals set out a recovery programme for the sector based on the creation of decent jobs, workers’ rights, decent pay and working conditions. Sinn Féin wants Europe's Common Agriculture Policy re-balanced towards smaller family farms - and away from the larger processors which it says are pushing family farms out of business. Importance: Most Important. Sinn Féin seeks the unification of the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland and the six counties of Northern Ireland in a democratic-socialist Irish republic. This policy looks at how we can support apprenticeships and job opportunities for those most in need. As the main opposition party in the Dáil, with a quarter of first preference votes at the last General Election, Sinn Féin is in a strong position to support, promote and further the priorities and needs of community-based endeavour in 2021 and beyond. As the peace process played out in the late 1980s and 1990s Sinn Féin were able to reconcile their Republican principles with the Irish Parliament in Dublin and newly formed Northern Irish Assembly. There is nothing natural or inevitable about poverty. Like Trump, Sinn Féin carried on as if the election had been stolen from them. Access to an adequate level of social protection should not be determined by age. Sinn Féin's manifesto did not contain specific points on this issue, but the party previously told BBC News NI it's policies were: Increase investment in public and rural transport This will ensure faster response times and safer communities. Enticing in theory but unaffordable in practice is the best way of describing these policies. The policies in this manifesto will give workers and families a break, put money back in people's pockets, fix the housing crisis while setting out a comprehensive pathway towards Irish unity. We will reduce the cost of childcare. These proposals include establishing a Rent Arrears Mechanism, capping interest rates charged by moneylenders, transforming MABs into a One Stop Shop for debt resolution, widening access to existing Debt Settlement Arrangements while also ensuring that adequate mental health supports are available. Austerity is an economic policy which involves the government reducing its public spending. Contact Sinn Fein regarding any questions about its policies, or to receive official or press information; information in these archives may be out of date. By analysing the enduring economic costs of partition, the contemporary economic crises of a Tory Brexit and COVID-19, Sinn Féin explores how a United Ireland within the European Union could create a more prosperous, democratic, and green all-Ireland economy for all going forward. Sinn Fein’s ultimate goal is reuniting British-run Northern Ireland with Ireland. Sinn Féin proposals to tackle issues faced by Carers in our social protection system. A Just Transition provides decent jobs, social protection and security to workers, as well as communities most affected by the transition to a sustainable economy. The reason they want to exclude Sinn Féin is because they are afraid of Sinn Fein's leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O'Neill, has indicated she will support the use of British military personnel in the battle against the Covid-19 virus. Government housing policy will 'push up prices', Sinn Féin claims Sinn Féin claims the government's housing policy was 'drafted by the construction industry' and will drive up … The institutions in the north are back up and running, we need a national forum, a citizens Assembly to have the discussion and we need to start the planning for the Unity referendum. They say this will put €700 in most people’s pockets and take one million people out of the USC. have been in government for nearly 25 years. Lumping Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil together as jointly responsible due to their go… Sinn Féin Party Voters’ Answer: No, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions. We want to make Childcare and Early Childhood Education a public service. give me a chance, to give Sinn Féin a chance. These are released by Sinn Fein offices around the country and explain the party's views on current affairs. This will mean thousands more Gardaí on the streets, patrolling in local communities. Subsequent years saw Sinn Féin win seats in four Parliamentary bodies (Dublin, Belfast, Brussels and London), and drop the policy of abstentionism to all but Westminster. Ireland has never had a government led by a left-wing party, so such a party’s approach would likely differ in style from that of its predecessors. on 8th February. Sinn Féin sets out solutions to tackle regional inequalities and long-term unemployment. This policy document is Sinn Féin’s General Election manifesto for change. This document sets out how shared equity loans do not in fact make homes more affordable but is rather another developer-led plan that is not sufficient to address the housing crisis. This policy document sets out Sinn Féin’s policies to support families who are struggling with debt. This policy document proposes an ambitious, long-term and strategic economic recovery plan for the North. This policy document is an ambitious affordable housing plan, providing detailed and fully costed policies that Sinn Féin would enact in government. It al… Such statistics distort the true level of need for housing. This scheme will support hundreds of thousands of jobs in the hospitality and tourism sector, put more money in local economies while giving families a welcome break. Its policies are centred on support for workers, families, businesses, and our vital public services to fundamentally improve our society after this year of unprecedented hardship. In fact we will run surpluses and have a surplus of more than €3bn in 2025. Have a look at some of our key proposals below or view our fully costed Manifesto for Change here. This policy document sets out a €1.9bn plan to protect capacity in the health service. This policy document sets out Sinn Féin’s Health policies that will offer substantial public investment to rebuild a stronger, fairer, and better health service as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy document sets out Sinn Féin’s policies to support families who are struggling with debt. It proposes the largest public house building programme in Ireland’s history, desperately needed to counteract the chronic lack of public housing from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. Sinn Féin would end this age discrimination and bring all jobseekers onto the one payment rate. Creating Workplace Awareness of Domestic Violence Policy Paper. ... Members proclaiming ‘up the RA’ at any time will still be covered by the stock Sinn Féin excuse of ‘actually they were just singing the Ra-Ra-Rasputin part of that Boney M song’. These proposals include establishing a Rent Arrears Mechanism, capping interest rates charged by moneylenders, transforming MABs into a One Stop Shop for debt resolution, widening access to existing Debt Settlement Arrangements while also ensuring that adequate mental health supports are available. Several years of official documents and press releases from Sinn Fein are archived here. We will recruit the maximum number of Gardaí each year, so Garda numbers reach record levels – 16,000. Sinn Féin will end the scandal of homelessness. They will also introduce a wealth tax of 1pc on all earnings of €1m. This policy paper shows how a new Irish Enterprise Agency could help rebalance the state’s industrial strategy by supporting and growing indigenous Irish businesses. Arthur Griffith's "Sinn Féin Policy", formulated between 1905 and 1907, called for Irish MPs to abstain from Westminster and sit in a parallel parliament in Dublin. We will invest to ensure workers in the sector are properly paid and have a good career ladder. Paul Donnelly, TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Rural and Community Development. — Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) September 3, 2015. Sinn Féin is promising to abolish USC on all earnings below €30,000. Sinn Fein may be tapping into “a latent republican sentiment, also fueled by the long Brexit saga,” said Diarmaid Ferriter, professor of history at University College Dublin. I’m asking you to View, share or download our recent policy documents in this special section. December 4, 2020 - BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS. Sinn Fein is an unusual political beast. The Irish Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities… Like Trump, they publicly vented their contempt for the institutions of their country – who can forget Davy Cullinane at the RDS deriding the ‘Free State’ and shouting “up the RA”? the change Sinn Féin will bring for ordinary people. Vote for us this time and This document outlines Sinn Féin’s policy to restore jobseekers’ payments for those aged under 26 years which has been our position since the cuts first began in 2009. Sinn Féin also wants to give the Central Bank power to cap mortgage rates. There is something fundamentally wrong when four years after this government came into office people have less money in their pockets. They are objectively soft on borders, soft on immigration, and soft on crime. Sinn Féin commits to the introduction of statutory independent multi-agency domestic homicide reviews. This document sets out Sinn Fein’s recommendations to ensure that the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine is free, fair, and transparent. Sinn Féin will deliver the biggest public housing programme in our history, we will cut rents and freeze them and we will ensure that affordable housing is available and really affordable to people. We will stop the pension age increase to 67 and will return it to 65. It spent most of the 1970s and 1980s on the margins of Irish politics, widely condemned for its deep association with political violence. judge us on what we do. Read more This means a fairer and more democratic society, one which protects workers’ rights and empowers communities with more input and control over their future. IRA 'wanted to exclude Sinn Féin from peace talks' Irish government papers from 1990 suggest some IRA bosses did not share the party's socialist views. 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