Donegal TD hits out at illness benefit delays

A Donegal TD has hit out at what he insists are continuing problems with the payment of illness benefit.

Since a technological upgrade in the Department of Social Protection last August, many people have been reporting delays in payments, as well as problems in contacting the Department with queries.

Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle raised the issue in the Dail, telling Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty that weeks after problems were said to be resolved, he and other TDs had a litany of queries to his office about payments.