SF to publish plan that would reduce Ireland’s deficit, growing the economy

Sinn Fein says it will publish a plan in the coming weeks to reduce Ireland's deficit - while growing the economy.

The party says the four year budgetary plan - outlined by the Government today - is anti-jobs, anti-growth and pro-austerity.

It says the 12.4 billion euro programme of tax hikes and spending cuts is a continuation of the Fianna Fail Green Party coalition's choices.

Sinn Fein's Finance spokesperson - Pearse Doherty - says the party would achieve the necessary savings but with less impact on taxpayers: