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A Donegal TD claims the interest rates being charged by a new entrant to the mortgage market proves that Irish customers have been ripped off for years.   Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty, who is his party’s spokesman on finance, was commenting after Spanish-owned lender Avant Money began offering borrowers…

Sinn Fein says the British Government’s step on Brexit must be opposed in Ireland and the EU.     The UK government has rejected demands to scrap draft legislation which undermines the withdrawal agreement.   The EU’s threatening legal action if it is changed, although the British government claims reforms…

A Donegal TD says there are serious flaws in the governments new employment wage subsidy scheme will cost the taxpayer at least 2.25 billion euro between now and the end of March next year.   The new scheme came into effect overnight, and replaces the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme set…

A major row broke out in the Dáil yesterday afternoon between the Taoiseach and Donegal TD Pearse Doherty.   The argument erupted as politicians salaries were being discussed.   The Taoiseach was speaking about the importance of politicians and parties maintaining their financial  independence.   https://filedn.com/lglCaxamfnlV2gaMY6rU7tH/News%20Clips%202020/Dail%20row%201%20web.wav     However,  Deputy…

The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty TD has criticised the retail banks for what he describes as ‘wilfully misinforming’ government ministers regarding the charging of interest on payment breaks.   The Donegal TD was commenting after a story in the Business Post reported that the five retail banks…