Pringle urges caution when removing pandemic payments

A Donegal TD has urged the government to give very careful consideration to any plans they have to phase out the pandemic unemployment payment.


The emergency payment, which costs the State €200m a week, will be slashed for part-time workers by 40% before it is phased out for full-time employees.


According to the Irish Independent, the 350 euro payment will be reduced to the Job seeker’s allowance rate of 203 euro for part-time employees.


Donegal Independent  TD Thomas Pringle has urged the government to tread carefully when it comes to withdrawing the pandemic assistance payment: