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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…

Sinn Féin has asked Facebook to remove a private group with thousands of supporters which allegedly contains abusive comments about political opponents. The Irish Times reports many of the sometimes violent comments on the page, which is named “Sinn Féin”, were directed at the Taoiseach and Tanaiste. A spokesperson for…

People living between Collooney in County Sligo and Knock in County Mayo are being reminded to make their views known on proposals for a new N17 route between the towns. Sligo Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy says the project is currently at planning and design stage, with a number of…

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…

There have been calls for more supports for domestic violence refuges after an 87 per cent rise in cases sent to prosecutors. The Director of Public Prosecutors Claire Loftus told a conference yesterday her office has already received 220 more files on these cases than in all of 2019. Opposition…

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…

A local TD has claimed that Budget 2020 has failed to address the issue of social housing in the north west. It’s also been claimed that those who are renting property on a long term basis have also not benefited from the budget which was announced this week by finance…