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New Bill On €200 Payment For Low Income Earners Being Heard In Dáil

Sinn Féin is behind the motion.

Sinn Féin is calling for all adults earning under €30,000 a year to be given a cash payment of €200 to help with the rising cost of living.

Those on between €30-60,000 would also be given €100, under its proposals which will be debated in the Dáil later.

The party also wants a further reduction in excise duty on petrol and diesel, and a temporary removal of the tax on home heating oil.

Sinn Féin's social protection spokesperson, Claire Kerrane says more needs to be done to address the spiraling cost of energy:

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