He also made a pledge that, if in Government, Sinn Féin would reverse the cuts and introduce a new Budget.
The deputy mayor of Donegal said “Sinn Féin is the only party who are offering the voters a real alternative to the consensus for cuts.
“Following this election if Fine Gael or Labour are in government, neither party have any intention of undoing what has been done by this Government. In fact they have both stated this publicly.
“Furthermore, Micheál Martin has said that in opposition he will support a Fine Gael-led Government in implementing the cuts agenda.
“The Finance Bill has now passed through the Oireachtas. “This gives legal affect to the Budget cuts which will cause further hurt to the most vulnerable of our citizens,” he said.
And he took a pop at both Labour and Fine Gael for continuing with Fianna Fail policies if they get into power.
“The Government was facilitated in introducing this Finance Bill by both Fine Gael and Labour.
“Sinn Féin in government would reverse the cuts contained in the Finance Bill and introduce a new Budget.
“We would not increase taxes on low earners but would ensure that those who can afford to pay more pay their fair share.
“We would reject the EU/IMF deal which is a digout for greedy bankers and speculators, not a bailout for Irish citizens.”