Green Party, Elections

Green Party, Elections

Greens pledge to spend €50bn on retrofitting homes in election manifesto

Greens pledge to spend €50bn on retrofitting homes in election manifesto

25.1.2020

Greens pledge to spend €50bn on retrofitting homes in election manifesto

The Green Party has committed to spending €50bn on retrofitting homes over the next 20 years.

The party says it would also look at replacing the social welfare system with a non-means-tested Universal Basic Income if in government. The Green Party is the third party to launch its election manifesto and there are some interesting commitments. Eamon Ryan has said he will not promise people tax cuts, instead preferring to use that money to invest in public services. That includes a commitment to a large public housing construction programme, but Eamon Ryan would not set out how many houses he wants to build. He also said he would not get into auction politics with ideas like a first time buyers SSIA scheme. On health, the party agrees with the Sláintecare plan proposal for €5bn of extra investment over the next five years. One number that will raise eyebrows is the €50bn investment planned for home retrofits over the next 20 years, with Eamon Ryan saying it is essential to create the move away from fossil fuels. The party has big plans for renewables, with targets for 700,000 solar panels on Irish homes. The party also wants to examine replacing the social welfare system with a non-means-tested universal social income. While on transport the Greens say they would make public transport free for students and dedicate 20% of the transport budget to walking and cycling. READ MORE Read more: Irish Examiner

Up goes the price of petrol/ diesel, home heating oil, waste collection charges, taxes and charges that will put greater pressure on household incomes. Do ye really want this gang who say one thing and do another in their own interest. Retrofitting helps but it's not a panacea for all our emission ills. My Mun got her house retrofitted 8 years ago but if the heating is not switched on you'd still feel a chill in the air. She is very frugal but it still costs her the same to heat house now as prior to retrofit

All from that magic green money tree no doubt 🌳 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 And for those who don’t have homes....? 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 And he has a commerce degree. What a Gombeen. 50Bilon. 😂😂😂😂 You can now pay your new taxes online. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 And don't say we have moved on from those days of the old visionary's, we haven't moved anywhere except into a cesspit of backwardness. GE2020 VoteGemma2020 VoteJohn2020 VoteAngela2020 VoteDee2020

I would'nt let him mind my dog never mind 50 billion Clearly taking a leaf out of the “Corbyn Manifesto of undeliverable bullshit” Great, where will the money come from, ? Will every house in the village be done or just a few that we can use in turn when we feel cold? Hypocrites the lot of them.

Greens pledge to spend €50bn on retrofitting homes in election manifestoThe Green Party has committed to spending €50bn on retrofitting homes over the next 20 years.

... And em where will this money come from exactly.. This guy needs to be assessed. Anyone that votes for them also needs assessment. €50 bn? Does he think this is down behind some couch in the Dail? Complete and utter lunatic 😂😂 Where’s all this money coming from? O I see now it is over 20 years , early it was five years . and they were going apprenticeships to do this work . Does Ryan not know it takes 4 years to do apprenticeship . They are just make fails promises , just a pack of liars . People are not stupid ,

Ah yes 50 billion in grants for the people who already have the money to do it 50 billion rupees I presume 😳 They must think money grows on trees!

Greens pledge to spend €50bn on retrofitting homes in election manifestoThe Green Party has committed to spending €50bn on retrofitting homes over the next 20 years.

All well and good but unless we all embrace the only sustainable carbon neutral tech we have which is Nuclear energy we might as well fiddle while Rome burns. The Greens caused a lot of suicides during the celtic tiger Feck off ya spoofed...ya bankrupt us once already 😂😂😂😂 In the meantime we’ve got it covered

What a waste, that money could build an extra three parking spaces outside the children's hospital So I'll end up paying to retrofit my own house and three other houses for those in social housing. Full Corbyn..Never go full Corbyn..

Key pledges in Fine Gael election manifestoThe party promises a tax system overhaul, job creation, health reforms and a cap on rent increases.

Where will the Greens get the €50 billion from? Pure fooking lunatics Green party nut cases! They should be all ran out of Ireland What an utter waste of monet But he said he was going to close the roads. How will they get to the housed to carry out these upgrades? Clueless and impractical loonies. We all know what has to be done but at least make it workable and a coherent strategy across the board. Funding this how?

🤣🤣🤣🤣 No Seriously 🤣🤣🤣🤣 mad as a bag of cat's 50 billion 🤣🤣🤣 lunatic's Where does this 50bn come from Vote greenparty_ie and be taxed into poverty

Pledges on health, USC and help-to-buy in FG manifestoFine Gael has published its General Election manifesto, pledging to increase current health funding by €5bn over next five years. As opposed to what...a past to look forward to...😋 So we just ignore the last 9 years FineGael? 😂😂😂😂😂

Who's homes? Green supporters? They will not be spending anything: it will be the taxpayers. When are petrol engine cars Cleaner than diesel) going to get their petrol duty reduced to that of diesels?! The tax and corporation party are at it again Waterford whispers had this story first. Give that money tree a big shake!

Almost the same as the amount of interest we have paid since the bailout. Now who was in government back when that happened?

On the Canvass: Labour wants to ban fracked gas imports and retrofit 100,000 homes a yearOffshore drilling and the importation of fracked gas through Cork Harbour or Shannon would be banned by the Labour Party under its proposals on climate action.

Six key policy areas in Fianna Fáil's election manifesto - Independent.ieFianna Fáil launched its 'An Ireland for All' election manifesto this afternoon. FIANNA FAIL ARE JOINTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISASTER . Basically if you’re a home owner with no kids, you’ll be subsiding renters with children. 1. Boom (for the few) 2. Bust (for all except the few) 3. Cronyism 4. Corruption 5. Incompetence 6. Denial That's the six right?



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