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A Donegal GP says the decision to extend free GP care to more children could lead to increased wait times for appointments. Yesterday’s Budget saw the measure extended to kids aged six and seven. The Irish Medical Organisation says there’s already ‘unprecedented demand’ and the change could put same-day appointments…

The Garda Representative Association has welcomed the announcement of an extra 800 new Garda recruits in the budget.   More that 2 billion euro in expenditure has been allocated for the Gardai, which will include an increase of 10 and a half million euro for operational expenditure.   The Vice…

A Donegal TD has accused the Government of continuing to cater to the private sector in Budget 2022.   He also claims that the fact that the Mica Redress scheme was not a major part of yesterday’s budget was an insult to the families impacted.   Reacting in the Dáil…

A Donegal teacher and General Secretary of a major teachers union has welcomed steps in yesterday’s budget aimed at reducing class sizes.   9.2 billion euro will be spent on education next year, which will include employing 1,165 extra special needs assistants and 980 additional teachers.   4 million euro…

A Sligo Restaurateur and former President of the Restaurants Association is questioning the organisation over their response to yesterday’s budget.   The Restaurants Association of Ireland described Budget 2022 as being disastrous,  showing no ambition to stimulate the tourism industry, and were particularly critical of the decision to end the …

Donegal’s two Sinn Féin TDs are calling for clarification on the budget allocation for Mica redress next year   Deputies Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty’s call follows confirmation that there is only an additional €20 million allocated to the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme for next year.   Meanwhile,…

Half-price public transport for young people, free contraception and a hike in the weekly fuel allowance are among the measures to be announced in today’s budget.   The 4.7 billion euro package will see 1.5 billion in additional spending, largely aimed at addressing the rising cost of living.   Pensions…