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A Donegal TD says the reduction in personal injury awards must be matched with reductions in insurance premiums. Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty says he welcomes confirmation from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board that personal injury awards have fallen by 40 per cent since personal injury guidelines came…

A Donegal TD says Leo Varadkar’s explanation about the leaking of a confidential GP contract to a rival union four months ago does not add up. Gardaí say they’re examining whether they need to take action over the leak. The Tánaiste has offered to meet Gardaí over the matter after…

A Donegal TD is calling on the government to reconsider the ban on live music at weddings, which are limited to 25 people. Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty says a number of couples have approached him and local councillors about the matter. Deputy Doherty added that the ban is not…

The pension age won’t be raised to 67 in January. The government is to repeal legislation for two automatic increases in a social welfare bill to be tabled next week. The decision followed calls for the restoration of the pension age to 65. They came last night during a Dail…

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be subject to income tax despite an effort from the opposition to overturn the government decision. An Oireachtas committee is debating the Finance Bill which gives effect to the budget. Parties had tried to argue the PUP was not taxable prior to August when the…