News & Statements
Verdict: FF is the party of disorder – Harris
Minister Simon Harris said today (Wednesday) that Fianna Fáil is the party of disorder.
FF Tax & Spend Wish list will Kill 200k Jobs & Punch €1.4bn Hole in Public Finances – Harris
Fine Gael Minister, Simon Harris has expressed amazement that Fianna Fail would publish little more than a tax and spend wish list without a credible plan to grow jobs. He said that the absence of a detailed Fianna Fail jobs plan meant that the 200,000 extra jobs that Fine Gael’s Plan would deliver for the country by 2020 would not be realized
January payslips show cut in USC five years after FF introduced it – Harris
“On 27th January 2011, Fianna Fáil’s Finance Bill introduced the USC, taking a large chunk from the pay packets of workers across the country. Five years later, people opening their January payslips can expect more money in their accounts due to a cut to USC”, says Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Simon Harris.
Is a vote for FF a vote for SF? – Harris
“It’s beginning to look like a vote for Fianna Fáil would be vote for Sinn Fèin”, says Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris.
Fianna Fáil tried to deny the bailout and now they’re trying to deny the recovery – Harris
The Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Simon Harris, said today (Thursday) we cannot go back to Fianna Fáil’s chaos of five years ago.
AAA/Socialists would nationalise private companies. Martin confirms he is prepared to put them in government – Harris
Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow and Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris, has said that Micheál Martin’s admission that he would go into government with AAA/Socialists shows the lengths his party will go to in order to gain power.
A vote for Sinn Féin would mean a vote to continue the USC – Harris
Minister of State for Finance and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow-East Carlow, Simon Harris, says it's clear from comments made today by Sinn Féin's Deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald that if her party had their way, the USC would be here to stay.
Fianna Fáil in retreat on the economy – Harris
Fianna Fáil have abandoned all pretence of being interested in the economy. They prefer to engage in political theatrics to disguise the fact that they have no economic plan to secure the recovery.
Latest jobs figures another positive indication that we are making progress on getting people back to work – Harris
Latest live register figures issued by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) are a further indication that the Government is making significant progress in getting people back to work.
It’s time Martin had a debate with his own conscience on his Seanad flip-flop – Harris
FF leader told people in 2011 Seanad was struggling to justify its existence and that two houses are not necessary.