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#Pearse Doherty

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Government slammed by opposition TDs as board of disabled drivers group resigns
# Disabled Drivers
# Disabled Drivers

Government slammed by opposition TDs as board of disabled drivers group resigns

Jan 11th 2022, 4:16 PM 11,173 Views 6 Comments

Pearse Doherty and Denis Naughten are among the TDs who have hit out at the government’s handling of the matter.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme

Dec 1st 2021, 3:52 PM 15,601 Views 75 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty today told the government to “go back to the drawing board”.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Simon Coveney: Families to be provided with full report into Donegal care home abuse scandal
# Donegal
# Donegal

Simon Coveney: Families to be provided with full report into Donegal care home abuse scandal

Nov 11th 2021, 4:56 PM 6,236 Views 0 Comments

The report’s publication has been delayed following a dispute between the HSE, gardaí and the report’s authors.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims
# R116
# R116

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 7:33 PM 31,205 Views 19 Comments

Eamon Ryan has told families of the victims of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 crash that the Government will cover their legal costs.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Competition watchdog launches full probe of Bank of Ireland proposal to buy KBC Bank loans
# The Banks
# The Banks

Competition watchdog launches full probe of Bank of Ireland proposal to buy KBC Bank loans

Oct 20th 2021, 3:50 PM 14,977 Views 13 Comments

The CCPC said an in-depth investigation was required to determine whether the deal would weaken competition.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Sep 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 14,649 Views 13 Comments

Varadkar said the Department of Housing has also received requests from local authorities in Sligo, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to engage in the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 20 August, 2021

No sanctions against car insurers over alleged pricing practices despite five-year probe
# Consumer Watchdog
# Consumer Watchdog

No sanctions against car insurers over alleged pricing practices despite five-year probe

Aug 20th 2021, 1:55 PM 13,312 Views 42 Comments

Pearse Doherty said the consumer watchdog needs expanded powers to deal with competition law breaches.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability

Jul 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 23,729 Views 87 Comments

Legislation to underpin individual accountability in the financial sector must be published without delay, writes the Sinn Féin TD.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

'Ban car and home insurers from penalising customer loyalty,' says industry regulator
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

'Ban car and home insurers from penalising customer loyalty,' says industry regulator

Jul 21st 2021, 12:00 PM 16,504 Views 26 Comments

The Central Bank’s proposals are “a victory for consumers”, says Pearse Doherty.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Houses damaged by mica will be exempt from Local Property Tax for six years, says Paschal Donohoe
# Mica Scandal
# Mica Scandal

Houses damaged by mica will be exempt from Local Property Tax for six years, says Paschal Donohoe

Jul 7th 2021, 3:53 PM 14,087 Views 24 Comments

No local authority will be worse off as a result of changes to the tax, Donohoe said.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told
# Housing
# Housing

Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told

May 20th 2021, 2:06 PM 15,617 Views 58 Comments

Doherty read out some personal testimonies into the Dáil record from people who say they will never be able to save to buy their own home.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Donegal: Stephen Donnelly to meet with local politicians and public health officials over virus concerns
# Donegal Spike
# Donegal Spike

Donegal: Stephen Donnelly to meet with local politicians and public health officials over virus concerns

May 1st 2021, 2:53 PM 40,325 Views 49 Comments

Donegal TD Pearse Doherty said the CMO had painted the county with a “wide brush”.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 16 April, 2021

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

Apr 16th 2021, 4:39 PM 16,299 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 1 March, 2021

'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

Mar 1st 2021, 12:26 PM 23,227 Views 47 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 25,821 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 42,312 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 112,318 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 28,985 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 20,082 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 21,635 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 30,041 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 20,759 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 20,242 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 30,554 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 31,847 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 42,508 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 65,676 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 17,685 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 39,175 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 63,358 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 34,900 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 41,827 Views 95 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 92,997 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 25,710 Views 96 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 22,546 Views 64 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 25,296 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 26,560 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 16,573 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 9,489 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 18,258 Views 28 Comments

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

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