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TDs are being asked to sanction a referendum on enshrining the right to housing in our constitution. The joint initiative of the Peter McVerry Trust – the National Organisation of the Unemployed and Independent Donegal TD Thomas Pringle seeks to add a number of innate rights to our laws. It’s…

An Independent Donegal TD has questioned the government’s claims that the DEIS school assessment is fair and objective. Thomas Pringle hit out at the government saying the new process lacks transparency. A number of representatives from Donegal have noted recently that neighbouring schools are receiving different DEIS designations despite being…

Independent Donegal TD Thomas Pringle is hoping to see a return to pre-2012 social welfare measures for seasonal workers in South Donegal. The minister for social protection Leo Varadkar has said a report is being undertaken looking at the impact the eligibility criteria of social welfare payments is having on…

A Donegal TD believes there is no housing crisis and the property vacancy rates in the county prove it. Independet deputy Thomas Pringle says there is only a crisis of inaction by government. Figures show that Donegal has 12,500 vacant and derelict homes, the second highest rate outside Dublin. Deputy…

Brexit is generating a lot of commentary and debate among politicians in the North West. Earlier today, Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue said he was shocked to learn of the small number of staff from agriculture dealing with the Brexit issue. He also says the fact that the Brexit consultation…