Taoiseach wants to see people 'perish and die' - Tipperary TD reacts to cost of living

Taoiseach wants to see people 'perish and die' - Tipperary TD reacts to cost of living

The Taoiseach wants to see people die and perish in the ditches, according to a Tipperary TD.

Mattie McGrath's comments come as Micheal Martin has said it's dishonest to suggest carbon taxes are behind the severe rise in the cost of fuel.

The Independent Deputy has called on the Government to introduce a mini-budget to deal with the cost of living.

Mattie McGrath says it's the Taoiseach's policies that have caused inflation:


"You don't want to help the people. You want to leave them to perish and die in the ditches. Once I'm alright Jack, I'm fine."

"And you accuse me of being dishonest when I tell you the naked truth. Everyone and every dog in the street know it."

Cost of Living

Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said there will be something to benefit every household in tomorrow's cost of living announcement.

The Cabinet sub-committee will meet to sign off on measures to curb rampant inflation.


It's expected some moves on extending fuel allowance season, and a reduction in Government charges and levies.

But Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says there will be an element of something for everyone.

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan wants a €10 a week increase in child benefit, an increase in the minimum wage to €11 and a new cost of disability payment.

Social welfare increases are not expected to be among the measures announced by the Government tomorrow.


While Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says they're aiming to make sure the changes they introduce won't further increase inflation

The formal announcement from Government is expected late tomorrow evening.