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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…

A Donegal TD has warned that the October surge in mortgage approvals, has contributed to a continued spike in house prices. Recent figures, published by the Banking and Payments Federation, showed that the average mortgage approval amount for first-time buyers had increased by €10,000 over the past year. The Sinn…

A Donegal Sinn Fein TD says his party colleague Brian Stanley will address his Public Accounts Committee colleagues after he deleted a tweet which prompted a backlash online. The post referred to the War of Independence and the Troubles. Deputy Stanley has since apologised for the tweet. Some are calling…

A Donegal TD says reforms to lobbying are being ‘kicked down the road’ by the government. It’s after the government decided to revisit Sinn Fein’s Regulation of Lobbying Bill in nine months time. The aim of the Bill is to bring more accountability and transparency to political lobbying. Sinn Fein…

The European Union could have a central role to play in the event of a United Ireland, according to Sinn Fein. It has released a document on the economic benefits of a 32-county republic, where it calls for an all-island Citizen’s Assembly to be established. The party claims the reunification…

The Tanaiste says he takes sole responsibility and doesn’t blame anyone else for leaking a confidential doctors’ agreement. Leo Varadkar has been under continued pressure for sharing the IMO document with a rival union in April 2019. The issue was raised in the Dail again earlier. Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty…

There are calls for the banks to extend Covid-19 payment breaks for borrowers. Donegal TD and Sinn Fein spokesman on finance, Pearse Doherty, says this has left borrowers vulnerable to default and mortgage arrears, particularly as it’s estimated 150,000 workers could lose their jobs. https://filedn.com/lglCaxamfnlV2gaMY6rU7tH/News%20Clips%202020/pearse%20on%20banks%20wav.mp3