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#Pearse Doherty

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

SF proposes new law to prevent mortgages being sold to a vulture fund without the borrower's consent

Doherty said his proposed Bill will ensure the code is put into primary legislation.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'It doesn't take very long for your balaclava to slip': Ructions in Dáil as Taoiseach and Doherty discuss Roscommon eviction

Leo Varadkar claimed that “when it comes to law and order” and the Sinn Féin party, “It doesn’t take very long for your balaclava to slip.”

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive

Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Finance Minister says it's up to PTSB if it wants to appear before the finance committee over loan sale

Last month, PTSB sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to an affiliate of the so-called vulture fund Lone Star for around €1.3 billion.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said a full committee session should be dedicated to the loan book sale.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott

Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'We'll talk to all parties': Sinn Féin amends motion stating it can only go into power with left-wing parties

Sinn Féin says it is ready to ‘step up’ and enter government after the next election.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Calls for RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next year

Sinn Féin has called on the national broadcaster and the Irish government to boycott Israel which won the song contest this year.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 10 May, 2018

A 'difficult decision': Ulster Bank confirms it will sell 6,500 mortgages in arrears

Around 3,600 of the mortgages are private dwellings that have fallen in arrears.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Harris on PTSB home loan sale: 'It's time to see a bit of humility from our banks'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the bank has been asked to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 20 November, 2017

Two of Mary Lou's potential rivals have ruled themselves out of the SF leadership race

Who will take over from Gerry Adams? It won’t be Michelle O’Neill or Pearse Doherty.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Over 100 PTSB customers still on the wrong tracker mortgage rate despite bank identifying error

Thousands of customers were denied tracker rates and charged a higher rate of interest.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Adams denies 'toxic' party atmosphere as Sinn Féin councillor steps down over bullying claims

The party said it had investigated the allegations and found no evidence to support the Limerick councillor’s claims.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

A post-Brexit trip to Belfast to buy a new TV will mean you'll pay duty plus VAT, says TD

Pearse Doherty said there will be big tax implications if the customs union ends.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Sinn Féin accuses Fine Gael of 'populist policy' as it retracts promise to abolish USC

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe yesterday announced plans to merge USC and PRSI.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

No record of Donegal garda's tax evasion and fraud claims, Dáil hears

Former garda Kieran Jackson had reported incidents of tax evasion by a now retired garda superintendent back in 2001, the Dáil was told.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 31 March, 2017

Denis O'Brien to take his time pondering an appeal after 'disappointing' court ruling

He did say, however, that he was encouraged by some aspects of the courts’ judgement.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 17 February, 2017

Moriarty Tribunal will cost another €10m this year, despite taking place 20 years ago

The money is spent on third party legal fees.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Most people who used the Help to Buy scheme to get a house didn't really need it

The scheme aims to allow first-time buyers to purchase homes with only a 10% deposit.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Explainer: How people on tracker mortgages were shafted by financial institutions

There have been calls for gardaí to investigate the tracker mortgage scandal.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 16 January, 2017

Gerry Adams says Stormont collapse is not a threat to the peace process

Adams said he does not think the Taoiseach has “good instincts” when it comes to dealing with these issues.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Apple boss Tim Cook will NOT be coming to Leinster House

Cook was invited to speak before the Oireachtas Finance Committee.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Denis O'Brien says he and his family received death threats following Dáil disclosure

The billionaire has taken the stand at the High Court this morning.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Denis O'Brien alleges that TDs prejudiced his case against RTÉ with Dáil speeches

O’Brien’s case against the Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privilege began at the High Court this morning.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

'Doing it arseways': Pearse Doherty on plans to review Help-to-Buy scheme after its introduction

The TD said it doesn’t make any sense that the review would be done after the scheme’s implementation.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 24 October, 2016

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 16 September, 2016

Poll: Who do you think should be the next leader of Sinn Féin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think should be the next leader of Sinn Féin?

Party leader Gerry Adams has said that a firm date is set for him to step down as leader.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 10 September, 2016

There are yet more Irish laws that allow foreign property investors to operate here tax-free

Certain funds in operation here are seeing foreign property investors paying no tax on income. The value of property owned in these funds is in the region of €300 billion.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Sinn Féin's new billboard says Fine Gael is 'playing for the wrong team' over Apple

The party is having a pop at the government over the Apple tax appeal.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty this morning described the alternative options to USC revealed via Freedom of Information as “shocking”.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 1 August, 2016

The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year

The figures were released to Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Pearse Doherty: 'Despite my passion to be part of Sinn Féin, being a TD is something I may regret' Exclusive

The Sinn Féin deputy says: Is it right that your children expect to see you for one day a week?

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 25 June, 2016

RTÉ, the Indo and the Times were "very, very hostile" towards Sinn Féin: Pearse Doherty

The Donegal TD has hit out at the election coverage of his party by some media organisations – and said it impacted voters.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 28 May, 2016

'I feel like an idiot. I should have just stopped paying my Ulster Bank loan'

The bank said this week it was selling 900 family homes as part of a loan book worth €2.5 billion.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Concern over sudden closure of care home for children in Donegal

Some of the children in the home were moved out of the county entirely at short notice.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

People who have paid water charges won't get their money back - Fianna Fáil TD

Jim O’Callaghan said we can’t have a situation where people who haven’t paid their bills can tell people who have, ‘Well tough, you shouldn’t have bothered.’

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