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“Sending Money To London During Cost Of Living Crisis Is a Disgrace” – Emmet Doyle

Aontú Cllr for Ballyarnett Emmet Doyle has commented on news that there has been a £83.9m resource DEL underspend across Executive Departments and a £35.9m Capital DEL underspend. As a result, £10m will be returned to the treasury.

Speaking today, Cllr Doyle said “The people of the north are being hit by a fuel crisis, energy crisis, cost of living crisis, astronomical hospital waiting lists and a crisis in education. For the executive ministers to just throw away £10m is a slap in the face to the struggling families across our communities”

Cllr Doyle continued "Everyday I hear stories of how people's lives have been impacted by underinvestment. From lacking educational support, gigantic hospital waiting lists, to families being terrified because of crime in their local areas. Under investment is stunting the North's potential" 

Cllr Doyle continued “Since the last Stormont election we’ve had 75 days of political pantomime and theatre. This underspend is a perfect example of how Stormont dysfunction is preventing us from addressing the many crises that are engulfing the North of Ireland. We need to suspend MLA wages until the executive is restored. We cannot afford to make these mistakes again” Cllr Doyle Concluded


By Aontú Press | 21 July, 2022

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