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Stephen Donnelly TD Addresses Conference


Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow Stephen Donnelly addressed conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly Addressing Delegates at Conference

Deputy Donnelly made some excellent points relating to austerity and a new direction for Ireland. In particular he said that “savings from within should be a priority for Justice Minister Alan Shatter as opposed to continued pay cuts.”

He also said “Ireland is insolvent and the deficit needs to be closed requiring a balance of investment, taxes and spending cuts.”

In relation to public sector pay cuts, Deputy Donnelly said that “pay cuts needs to be targeted better; pay cuts needs to be countered with reductions in household debts an it needs to come after all non-pay savings have been identified and implemented.”

In relation to public sector reform, Deputy Donnelly says it needs to “be led by public sector workers, not by politicians.”