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Labour presidential candidate Michael D Higgins has been called on to explain the decision of Minister Pat Rabbitte to “give away” swathes of Ireland’s natural resources to oil companies
Sinn Féin County Councillor Gerry Murray has condemned the introduction of the pension levy which he claims puts the burden of Ireland’s public finances on low and medium income public workers and lets the oil and gas companies off the hook once again. He described the Government’s spin doctors as shameful in their “pathetic attempt to portray and blame public sector workers as being exclusively responsible for the current economic downturn”. Cllr Murray challenged Fianna Fáil on the fairness of the public service pension levy noting that the “sliding scale in the levy discriminates against the lower paid while the oil and gas multi-nationals go untouched.”
Instead of giving away Irish gas and oil to multinational companies, the Government should use the nation’s natural resources to get the country’s economy back on track.