Cllr Liam Doherty announces that he won’t be contesting council elections

Sinn Féin councillor Liam Doherty has announced that he will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming local elections. The Convoy councillor said he feels the time is right to stand aside and allow someone else to put themselves forward to continue the work he has done. The decision brings an end to Cllr. Doherty’s […]

Doherty tells Taoiseach that people’s homes are crumbling around them

Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty told Government yesterday that their scheme regarding defective blocks isn’t working and asked when they will finally provide affected homeowners with 100% redress. Speaking to the Taoiseach, the Sinn Féin TD said: “Minister Darragh O’Brien told RTÉ that the Defective Concrete Block grant is taking hold across the affected region. Advertisement “This is […]

New sub-group set up to look at mortgageability of defective block homes ‘long overdue’

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty said the new sub-group set up to examine issues relating to the mortgageability of homes remediated under the defective concrete blocks scheme is “long overdue and must deliver results for homeowners”. Speaking today, the Donegal TD said this new sub-group must include homeowners and key stakeholders on a […]

Gardaí to present fraud crime figures amid concern over growing number of scams

By Diarmaid Doherty A breakdown of the statistics on romance fraud, accommodation fraud and credit card scams in Donegal are to be made available by senior Gardaí. It comes as concern has been expressed over the fact that many people decide not to report such crimes, mainly out of embarrassment. Advertisement It’s thought the number […]

Almost 50 patients on trolleys at LUH including two children

There are almost 50 patients waiting on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning including two children under the age of 16. There are 14 patients on trolleys in the emergency department and 33 patients without beds elsewhere in the hospital. It is the second day in a row when trolley figures at the hospital […]

Conference hears of low wage concerns

By Jerome Hughes EYEBROWS were raised at a business conference in Burt when prospective finance minister Pearse Doherty emphasised the challenges of low wages faced by workers in Donegal and the wider region. Addressing the concerns of the local Sinn Féin TD, the issue didn’t sit well with delegates, many of whom insist that paying […]

ECB announce further interest rate hike

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance and Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has called for the introduction of temporary and targeted mortgage interest relief to support households. This comes as the European Central Bank announced its 10th interest rate hike since July of last year. Speaking this morning, Teachta Doherty said: “Today the ECB announced its 10th interest rate […]

Relief needed to support households as prices continue to rise – Deputy Doherty 

SINN Féin spokesperson on Finance and Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has called for the introduction of temporary and targeted mortgage interest relief to support struggling households. The Donegal TD was speaking after the Central Statistics Office found that mortgage interest costs had risen by 51 percent in the past 12 months. Speaking today, Deputy Doherty […]