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ESRI report shows need for Brexit investment – David Cullinane TD

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Sinn Féin spokesperson for Brexit David Cullinane TD said today that regardless of the type of Brexit that comes about, there is a serious need to invest in our infrastructure in order to ensure that jobs and incomes are protected.

Speaking in light of the ESRI’s recent report, Deputy Cullinane said:

“Even in a soft Brexit scenario, we are looking at a 2.2% drop in income for Irish households. This rises to 4.1% in a no-deal scenario.

“Sinn Féin has consistently said that we need to invest to secure our future.

“Last month we launched our contingency plan for Brexit, one that included a €2bn investment plan.

“We have severe shortfalls in funding for health, housing, transport, and education.

“Fine Gael is simply not interested in any of these – preferring instead to give tax breaks to high earners.

“Ordinary households need to be protected. We need to tackle the cost of living crisis.

“Brexit does not just affect business – it affects communities and people as well.

“Any Brexit strategy worth its salt needs to reflect and address this reality.

“This holds whether there is a deal or not.”

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