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'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

'Ripping commercial heart from Provincial Ireland': Political opprobrium descends on BOI closures

1 hour ago 9,141 Views 25 Comments

Unions have also asked the bank to halt the decision.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Higher premiums and Central Bank probes: Landmark case by pubs against FBD could have far-reaching implications
# Pubs Vs FBD
# Pubs Vs FBD

Higher premiums and Central Bank probes: Landmark case by pubs against FBD could have far-reaching implications

Feb 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,697 Views 30 Comments

It’s too early to say but experts believe the costs could eventually be passed onto consumers.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 PM 41,684 Views 62 Comments

Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 16 November, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees

Nov 16th 2020, 3:40 PM 112,171 Views 53 Comments

The Committee voted in favour of the Finance Bill clause this afternoon.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'

Nov 5th 2020, 2:09 PM 28,807 Views 45 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he does not “as standard” retain text messages, but retains official emails

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

O'Brien says 'blanket' eviction ban to take effect while government will engage with banks on mortgage breaks
# Level 5
# Level 5

O'Brien says 'blanket' eviction ban to take effect while government will engage with banks on mortgage breaks

Oct 20th 2020, 9:16 AM 20,055 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said today that engaging with the banks on mortgage breaks is the “least the minister of finance should do”.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 9 October, 2020

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Oct 9th 2020, 3:27 PM 21,543 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'

Sep 17th 2020, 2:24 PM 30,021 Views 52 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said meat barons are playing with people’s lives.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'
# The Banks
# The Banks

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'

Jul 9th 2020, 2:26 PM 20,602 Views 46 Comments

Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts

Jul 7th 2020, 11:39 AM 20,225 Views 14 Comments

Gabriel Makhlouf was addressing the Special Dáil Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral

Jul 1st 2020, 12:10 PM 30,463 Views 155 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD said he believes the senior republican’s funeral is now being politicised.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'National catastrophe': Taoiseach told nursing homes have been 'left behind'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'National catastrophe': Taoiseach told nursing homes have been 'left behind'

Apr 16th 2020, 3:26 PM 31,832 Views 107 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the restrictions would be lifted gradually.

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Apr 16th 2020, 11:10 AM 42,463 Views 229 Comments

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 3 April, 2020

'Anomalies have arisen': Donohoe admits 'gap' in wage subsidy scheme for low paid workers
# Wages
# Wages

'Anomalies have arisen': Donohoe admits 'gap' in wage subsidy scheme for low paid workers

Apr 3rd 2020, 5:38 PM 65,664 Views 49 Comments

Sinn Féin says workers are being penalised in some cases.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 6:13 PM 17,673 Views 79 Comments

The Dáil will reconvene on 5 March to discuss the European Council meeting and the Coronavirus outbreak.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 24 February, 2020

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'
# Government Talks
# Government Talks

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'

Feb 24th 2020, 2:27 PM 39,148 Views 257 Comments

Leo Varadkar said today the rallies were “an unwelcome development”.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 5:00 PM 63,296 Views 152 Comments

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

Feb 18th 2020, 3:53 PM 34,866 Views 137 Comments

The party will discuss with government officials how its commitments on housing, health, and preparing for Irish unity can be delivered.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:05 PM 41,786 Views 97 Comments

Pearse Doherty’s expected surplus could help his Sinn Féin colleague Pádraig Mac Lochlainn regain his seat, according to a new opinion poll.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates
# Three's A Crowd
# Three's A Crowd

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 1:45 PM 92,952 Views 212 Comments

Sinn Féin has criticised the head-to-head debates between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 20 January, 2020

Sinn Féin objects to Virgin Media for excluding Mary Lou from Leaders' debate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Sinn Féin objects to Virgin Media for excluding Mary Lou from Leaders' debate

Jan 20th 2020, 3:26 PM 25,695 Views 95 Comments

The party is also considering legal action against RTÉ for not including Sinn Féin.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears

Updated Dec 17th 2019, 7:49 PM 22,526 Views 63 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said the insurance crisis is not a priority around the Cabinet table.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 16 December, 2019

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Dec 16th 2019, 8:20 PM 25,211 Views 62 Comments

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers
# Buyer Beware
# Buyer Beware

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers

Updated Nov 21st 2019, 9:05 PM 26,505 Views 19 Comments

Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Michelle O'Neill faces challenge to her role as MLA bids for Sinn Féin deputy leadership
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Michelle O'Neill faces challenge to her role as MLA bids for Sinn Féin deputy leadership

Nov 13th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,554 Views 19 Comments

O’Neill became vice president of Sinn Fein in January 2018.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Insurance industry says it will engage with Central Bank probe into dual-pricing
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

Insurance industry says it will engage with Central Bank probe into dual-pricing

Oct 16th 2019, 4:24 PM 9,481 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty claims customers are being hit by a ‘loyalty penalty’.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Insurance firms accused of ‘breaking the law by not reporting fraudulent claims’
# Price Hikes
# Price Hikes

Insurance firms accused of ‘breaking the law by not reporting fraudulent claims’

Oct 3rd 2019, 7:12 PM 18,137 Views 28 Comments

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty told the companies they have a legal obligation to report suspicions of fraud.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Oct 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 18,084 Views 82 Comments

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Finance Committee to investigate 'rip-off' dual pricing by insurance industry
# Insurance
# Insurance

Finance Committee to investigate 'rip-off' dual pricing by insurance industry

Sep 26th 2019, 5:43 PM 20,300 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said companies are punishing loyal customers when they renew their policies.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'
# Health Spending
# Health Spending

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

Aug 6th 2019, 7:21 PM 20,141 Views 22 Comments

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 26 July, 2019

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 12:55 PM 36,892 Views 170 Comments

The Tánaiste was meeting with new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith today.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 15 July, 2019

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Jul 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 22,611 Views 44 Comments

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

Jul 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 12,929 Views 21 Comments

And what can be done to fix the industry?

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí
# Premiums
# Premiums

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Jul 4th 2019, 2:11 PM 22,362 Views 64 Comments

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:10 PM 20,996 Views 85 Comments

Pearse Doherty said Christmas comes every year, yet the bonus hasn’t been factored into spending.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'
# It's Complicated
# It's Complicated

Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'

Jun 30th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,009 Views 64 Comments

Sinn Féin says the lack of follow-through in the amalgamation is just another broken promise by Fine Gael.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Jun 20th 2019, 1:14 PM 8,593 Views 0 Comments

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'
# Insurance Fraud
# Insurance Fraud

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Jun 13th 2019, 1:43 PM 19,270 Views 64 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days
# Cabot Financial
# Cabot Financial

Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

May 21st 2019, 8:41 PM 32,626 Views 50 Comments

Taoiseach has said it is now time for to review the tax treatment of vulture funds.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 10 May, 2019

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised
# Cabot Financial
# Cabot Financial

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

May 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,352 Views 28 Comments

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

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