Local Sinn Fein TD calls on Government to support party’s proposal to bailout families

A coronavirus bailout should benefit ordinary workers and families and not the banks and financial institutions.

That’s the view of Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy, who said his party accepts that a bailout is needed to deal with this emergency.

Sinn Féin is calling for an income support scheme package, which would see anyone who earns up to €32,500 a year receive their full wage for 20 weeks.

The proposed scheme would be paid through the employer and reimbursed by the government.

Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound, Matt Carthy said some workers are worried about how they will survive financially during this period: