Sinn Féin sets out solutions to tackle regional inequalities and long-term unemployment. Sinn Féin Alternative Budget 2020 - Giving workers and families a break and ending the rip-off. Like Trump, Sinn Féin carried on as if the election had been stolen from them. 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. Included are recommendations for ensuring maximal access and uptake, for managing effective storage, distribution, and administration and significantly, for all-Ireland proofing the roll-out of the vaccine. Sinn Féin have proposed a €140 ‘Back to School Bonus’ to be paid to all families in July, to help tackle crippling back to school costs. This policy looks at how we can support apprenticeships and job opportunities for those most in need. Giving women and their families a break – Sinn Féin’s Women’s Budget 2020. They say this will put €700 in most people’s pockets and take one million people out of the USC. This policy document sets out the economic advantages of a United Ireland for all of the people of Ireland. People should feel safe in their communities. Paul Donnelly, TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Rural and Community Development. 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'. That’s real economic recovery, that’s money in people’s pockets and that’s what really counts. 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. David Cullinane, TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Health. This policy document sets out key proposals to provide safe education for children during Covid-19. Most of the party's policies are intended to be implemented on an "all-Ireland" basis which further emphasises their central aim of creating a united Ireland. Have a look at some of our key proposals below or view our fully costed Manifesto for Change here. The Sinn Féin manifesto was generous, promising a massive expansion of the housing budget as well as social welfare increases and the abolition of carbon taxes. The base of Sinn Fein is the cumann. A list of 94 political views and policies made by Sinn Féin in 2021. Several years of official documents and press releases from Sinn Fein are archived here. 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. have been in government for nearly 25 years. “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 … judge us on what we do. In examining the present underfunded, understaffed, and overcrowded education system, Sinn Féin proposes additional funding to reduce class sizes, recruit extra staff and provide safe transport alongside other vital measures so that schools can remain open. 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. So let’s give change a chance. Vótáil Sinn Féin 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. This policy document sets out Sinn Féin’s policies to support families who are struggling with debt. This means cuts to public services like social welfare, as well as cutting funding to various Government departments and state-run … on 8th February. _____ "The Irish Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman. Sinn Fein’s manifesto saysit would end Ireland’s involvement in the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation, which it sees as a precursor to an EU army, as well as ending membership in NATO’s Partnership for Peace. This policy document is Sinn Féin’s General Election manifesto for change. Creating Workplace Awareness of Domestic Violence Policy Paper. This will mean thousands more Gardaí on the streets, patrolling in local communities. This policy document is an ambitious affordable housing plan, providing detailed and fully costed policies that Sinn Féin would enact in government. They will also introduce a wealth tax of 1pc on all earnings of €1m. the change Sinn Féin will bring for ordinary people. Sinn Féin To Review Policy Of Letting Any Head The Ball Join Party. Sinn Féin commits to the introduction of statutory independent multi-agency domestic homicide reviews. 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. 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. The policies aim to counteract the decades long failure to invest in our health service by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil that has left Ireland particularly exposed to the pandemic. The reason they want to exclude Sinn Féin is because they are afraid of They have had their chance. 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. Sinn Féin will end the scandal of homelessness. Sinn Fein’s ultimate goal is reuniting British-run Northern Ireland with Ireland. This policy document outlines Sinn Féin's proposals to tackle low pay and insecure work and to promote greater workers rights in the North. 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. More than 20 Sinn Féin branches had called for a free conscience vote. 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”? This means a fairer and more democratic society, one which protects workers’ rights and empowers communities with more input and control over their future. 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. We will reduce the cost of childcare. We will reduce the cost of childcare by an average of €500 per month per child.We will extend paid maternity leave to 52 weeks and increase maternity benefit by €50. All taxpayers who earn under €100,000 will see a decrease in their tax of up to €700 a year. This is the Sinn Féin of a few months ago – as recently as last April. 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. There is nothing natural or inevitable about poverty. Sinn Féin also wants to give the Central Bank power to cap mortgage rates. This paper sets out Sinn Féin's proposals for a new economic strategy in the north that promotes good jobs, regional balance, productivity, and decarbonisation. The Irish Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities… Sinn Féin would end this age discrimination and bring all jobseekers onto the one payment rate. Lumping Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil together as jointly responsible due to their go… This document outlines how the true level of those experiencing homelessness is at least 20% greater than what official government figures show. There is something fundamentally wrong when four years after this government came into office people have less money in their pockets. Capital Acquisition Tax will be increased by 3pc to 36pc. We will invest to ensure workers in the sector are properly paid and have a good career ladder. 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. This policy document proposes an alternative to the Land Development Agency (LDA), a failed Fine Gael initiative to solve the present housing crisis. This policy document sets out a €1.9bn plan to protect capacity in the health service. The next figure, €234,000, is what Sinn Féin are claiming they can build the remaining 20,000 homes for. 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. This policy document sets out an economic stimulus plan to revive the two sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 On economic policy, Sinn Féin has successfully ridden anger against the current government for failing to curb a housing crisisthat has caused sharp inter-generational inequality and record homelessness. It looks at the figures of homeless persons omitted from the government’s statistics for political purposes, including many of those in emergency accommodation and direct provision centres. We will take 1 million workers out of the USC. In fact we will run surpluses and have a surplus of more than €3bn in 2025. This proposal looks at the socio-economic ramifications of Brexit, COVID-19, climate breakdown and the rigged economy then proposes structural alternatives going forward for a fairer and greener economy for all. We want to make Childcare and Early Childhood Education a public service. This document sets out Sinn Fein’s recommendations to ensure that the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine is free, fair, and transparent. 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 … There will be no borrowing necessary. Fine Gael, which brands itself as fiscally responsible, is also being blamed for a lack of capacity in hospitals, transport and infrastructure to cope with a rising population and an economy growing at the fastest rate in the European Union. Enticing in theory but unaffordable in practice is the best way of describing these policies. Austerity is an economic policy which involves the government reducing its public spending. 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. Sinn Féin Party Voters’ Answer: No, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions. Sinn Féin is promising to abolish USC on all earnings below €30,000. It ensures that all climate policies are socially and rurally proofed. This policy document involves a critical assessment of the government’s plan to introduce a state-backed Shared Equity Loan scheme as a means of delivering affordable homes. They will also introduce a 15.75pc rate of employers PRSI on all salaries over €100,000. The first Sinn Féin abstentionist candidate was Charles Dolan in 1908. Leo and Micheál The policies in this manifesto take a modern approach to the provision of mental health services while aiming to provide better care and outcomes for those who suffer with mental health conditions. It spent most of the 1970s and 1980s on the margins of Irish politics, widely condemned for its deep association with political violence. ... 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’. Sinn Féin opposed these austerity policies. This policy document sets out Sinn Féin’s policies to support families who are struggling with debt. In this section you can view policies of Republican SINN FÉIN Poblachtach including the ÉIRE NUA programme for a Federal Democratic Socialist Republic in Ireland. I’m asking you to Cumainn are established in such areas as the Ard Chomhairle or authorised comhairle ceantair directs. They are objectively soft on borders, soft on immigration, and soft on crime. December 4, 2020 - BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS. 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. Read more 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. We will recruit the maximum number of Gardaí each year, so Garda numbers reach record levels – 16,000. Importance: Most Important. Sinn Féin will end the scandal of homelessness. 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. These proposals set out a recovery programme for the sector based on the creation of decent jobs, workers’ rights, decent pay and working conditions. give me a chance, to give Sinn Féin a chance. We will crack down on crime. 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. 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. This will ensure faster response times and safer communities. Access to an adequate level of social protection should not be determined by age. These are released by Sinn Fein offices around the country and explain the party's views on current affairs. View, share or download our recent policy documents in this special section. Sinn Féin’s proposals aim to properly build public housing on public land through well-funded local authorities, approved housing bodies and community housing trusts – not commercial semi-states. A Sinn Féin TD who previously criticised the HPV vaccine has said that she will take the coronavirus inoculation, but only after lengthy consideration. 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. This policy document is Sinn Féin’s General Election mental health manifesto. 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. The policies in this document aim to structurally reform this neglect, by tackling long waiting lists, chronic understaffing and expanding community health provisions. COVID-19 has exposed a decades-long failure to build a credible public health system. 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. This is accompanied by a raft of measures to reduce Back to School costs for families and ease the burden. This policy document proposes an ambitious, long-term and strategic economic recovery plan for the North. Beginning in the 1960s, the party advocated British withdrawal from and demilitarization of Northern Ireland and protested the treatment of nationalists in the province by the British government, the British army, and the largely Protestant … 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. Reference: Analysis of answers from 1,842 voters that identify as Sinn Féin. Rural communities across the country have felt the impact of cutbacks in policing; families and the elderly feel isolated and in danger. Shared Equity Loans Do Not Make Homes More Affordable, The LDA is Not the Solution to the Housing Crisis, Supporting SMEs, Micro Businesses & Protecting Jobs, Economic Strategy: Principles for Recovery, Giving Workers and Families a Break - A Manifesto for Change, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth - Developing a New Economic Strategy for the North of Ireland, Irish Enterprise Agency – Rebalancing Irish Industrial Strategy by Supporting & Growing Indigenous Irish Businesses, Why we need multi-agency domestic homicide reviews, Creating Workplace Awareness of Domestic Violence, Prosperity and Opportunity - tackling poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in the North. It al… Such statistics distort the true level of need for housing. A Cumann consists of not less than five members, the recommended maximum number of members being 12. … — Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) September 3, 2015. Take one million people out of the change Sinn Féin ’ s ’... 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