Paul Hayes

THE Government are “jumping on the growth bandwagon” in the hope of persuading people to vote yes in the upcoming Fiscal Treaty referendum, that’s according to local Sinn Féin representative Paul Hayes.

“Sinn Féin has long argued for a major investment by the government to get people off the dole and back into work.

“Last November we called for a €7 billion investment using monies available to the government from the National Pension Reserve Fund and the European Investment Bank.

“Unfortunately our calls seemed to fall on deaf ears. Now the Government says it is in favour of stimulus.

“Many people are sceptical of the Government’s motives, believing that their recent talk of jobs is aimed at securing support for the Austerity Treaty,” he said.