June 22, 2024

Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has instructed younger Irish individuals in Australia that change is on the way in which.

The Sinn Féin TD has begun a weeklong journey to Australia in Brisbane, which concerned assembly Irish emigrants and Queensland Well being Minister Shannon Fentiman MP. 

“Our first day concluded with a gathering with younger Irish individuals who have not too long ago emigrated to Australia – many due to the Irish authorities’s catastrophic failure in housing however who need to have the ability to return dwelling,” Doherty mentioned.

“We assured them that Sinn Féin is working night time and day to vary issues, to allow them to come dwelling to a brand new Eire.”

Well being, housing and local weather had been prime of the agenda for Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty and Overseas Affairs spokesperson Matt Carthy as they held engagements in Brisbane.

Pearse Doherty mentioned: “We had been delighted to start our journey to Australia assembly with Queensland Well being Minister Shannon Fentiman MP to debate change that’s taking place in Eire together with rising help for Irish unity and to have a look at how Australia is delivering in key areas resembling well being, reasonably priced housing and local weather change.   We additionally obtained a briefing on Queensland power and jobs plan and transitioning their power grid and met with the Electrical Trades Union on their plan for transition.

“We met with Brisbane Housing Firm which is delivering social and reasonably priced housing within the metropolis and QBuild which is the Queensland Authorities’s constructing unit which is constructing and delivering prefab social and reasonably priced housing whereas additionally coaching the subsequent technology of tradespersons. 

“We additionally attended a enterprise roundtable occasion hosted by Irish Australia Chamber of Commerce the place the main target was on jobs, tourism and renewable power.”

Younger Irish need to have the ability to return dwelling from Australia – Doherty was final modified: August eighth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin