A Donegal Sinn Fein TD has reiterated that many people cannot afford to wait until October for the budget.
The party’s proposal for an emergency budget was defeated in the Dáil last night.
Sinn Fein called for urgent action on the cost-of-living crisis, but the government opposed the motion.
The government won a counter-motion by 69 votes to 59, which said there’ll be a comprehensive package in October’s Budget.
Speaking in the Dail this afternoon, Deputy Doherty says the Government approach in the here and now is inadequate:
Responding, Leo Varadkar says some measures will take effect over the summer months: