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A local TD is criticising the government for not seeking payments breaks for mortgage holders and SMEs. Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Finance and Donegal TD, Pearse Doherty, believes it is a ‘slap in the face’ to those who have lost their job. Deputy Doherty wrote to Tanaiste Leo Varadkar, who…

There is no clear answer to the issue around funding for Sligo Airport. Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Thomas Walsh, who is also a Director at the airport, says he cannot understand the response given to Independent Deputy Marian Harkin in the Dail by Minister of State at the Department of…

There were heated exchanges in the Dail today over the student nurses pay dispute. Donegal Sinn Fein TD, Pearse Doherty, raised the issue with Tanaiste leo Varadkar this afternoon where he highlighted a number of issues from nursing students such as instances of being alone with terminally ill patients. The…

General election candidate Peter Casey says he will represent Donegal IF elected to the 33rd Dail. The businessman is running for a seat in Donegal AND he’s also contesting Dublin West, the same constituency as the Taoiseach. He says he’s running in the Dublin West constituency to give people a…

Sligo’s Blaine Gaffney has withdrawn his name this morning as a possible Fine Gael candidate in the next general election in Sligo-Leitrim. Mr Gaffney, who stood in the local elections earlier this year, forwarded his name 12 weeks ago for consideration by Fine Gael Headquarters. In a statement to Ocean…

A Sligo councillor has called the government ‘hypocritical’ for allowing the development of a fracked gas terminal in Shannon Airport. People Before Profit Councillor and Mayor of Sligo, Gino O’Boyle, submitted a motion at this months meeting of Sligo County Council calling on the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister Richard…

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Environmental Minister Richard Bruton are being criticised for signing off on a proposal to develop a gas terminal in the Shannon estuary. The Love Leitrim group have blasted the government after it was revealed that project was included on the draft Projects of Common Interest…