Pringle calls on Government to ensure adequate staffing resources for LUH 

INDEPENDENT TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, has asked Government what’s being done to ensure that Letterkenny University Hospital is adequately staffed and resourced. Addressing the Dáil today, Deputy Pringle said: “I have long been raising my concerns regarding staff retention, recruitment issues and the continuous scaling back of essential services in Letterkenny University Hospital. “I […]

Pringle highlights Government failures in voting ‘no confidence’

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, cited a litany of government failures in voting against a motion of confidence in the Government. Addressing the Dáil, Deputy Pringle said the Government has failed on most, if not all, of the areas in its Programme for Government. “For my constituents in Donegal, you have failed on mica, […]

Call for cardiac services to be expanded at LUH

INDEPENDENT TD for Donegal Thomas Pringle has said the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services must recognise the need for such services at Letterkenny University Hospital. Established in 2018, the review is due to be published soon. Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Pringle said that the terms of reference say that the review is, among […]

Pringle again presses Government to publish Mulcahy report

INDEPENDENT TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, has again called for publication of the Mulcahy report, criticising the “veil of secrecy” around mica and planning matters in Donegal. The Mulcahy report looks at alleged planning irregularities in Donegal. Addressing the Dáil yesterday (Thursday), Deputy Pringle raised the issue of the continuing controversy surrounding Donegal County Council’s […]

‘Regressive Budget 2022 filled with missed opportunies’

Independent TD, Thomas Pringle, said the Government’s Budget 2022 is regressive and filled with missed opportunities. Deputy Pringle said: “After an incredibly difficult 18 months, especially for those on the lowest incomes, I was sincerely optimistic about what Budget 2022 might offer and had hoped that it would recognise the incredible struggle everyone in the […]

‘I have great fears for Fianna Fáil in Donegal’

FORMER Fianna Fáil Senator Enda Bonner has expressed doubts about his party’s ability to return a TD in Donegal in the next general election. In February 2020, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue (FF) beat off the challenge of his former Dáil colleague Pat The Cope Gallagher to join Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn, […]

People seeking asylum deserve ‘a real céad míle fáilte’

  PLANS to bring asylum seekers to Letterkenny early in the new year have been met with a mixed reaction. It follows confirmation that a contract that been signed with the Department of Justice that will see up to 350 asylum seekers live at former student accommodation on the Port Road. Advertisement In a joint […]

Donegal students refused access to SUSI grants

  Thousands of students from Donegal  have been refused access to eligible student grants they should be entitled to. Deputy Pringle was speaking to Minister Burton in the Dáil this week raising the plight of 2,400 Donegal students who are attending the North West Regional Regional College in Derry city on level 5 QQI equivalency […]