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#Pearse Doherty

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 10 November, 2013

"I find the approach of Gerry Adams difficult to accept" - Alan Shatter

The Justice Minister stopped short of saying that he does not believe the Sinn Féin leader, but Pearse Doherty denied that Adams is a “liability”.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Doherty has "no reason to disbelieve" Adams when he says he wasn't in the IRA

Pearse Doherty was speaking about the claims made about Gerry Adams in a TV programme broadcast last Monday.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Sinn Féin says it has been sent previously unreleased Anglo Tapes

The party says that the tapes cover the period between February and September 2008.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 2 November, 2013

How France has helped Revenue recoup over €4m in tax settlements

Finance Minister Michael Noonan revealed the information in response to a parliamentary question from Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty last month.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: 'We gave it to them hard and heavy'

Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

'You're an embarrassment on television!': Ceann Comhairle slams TDs amid angry Dáil exchanges

The Taoiseach was angry, the opposition were angry, and the Ceann Comhairle was angry.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

"This Budget gives young people one guarantee - emigration" - Sinn Féin reacts to the Budget

Sinn Féin felt that the Budget was an attack on young people, repeating the message that the Government have “made emigration a policy”.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Sinn Féin: We want to ease the burden and give people a break

It makes sense to put more money into people’s pockets by reducing their taxes so that they have some money to spend in the real economy, writes Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Fianna Fáil: Sinn Féin's budget would cut pay for teachers, gardaí and nurses

But Sinn Féin says that Fianna Fáil’s budget proposals are not costed.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Sinn Féin wants a third rate of tax, a betting tax and to abolish the property tax

The party is advocating a total of €1 billion in expenditure savings and €1.4 billion in taxation measures to bring about a total deficit adjustment of around €2.45 billion.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Anglo Tapes: “No smoking gun” says Central Bank boss

Governor Patrick Honohan says its not the Central Bank’s job to trawl through the tapes to look for evidence and that ‘we’re not going to get any more money out of Anglo’ in any case.

Watch: 'Phoney concepts' and 'haystacks' - 3 clips from today's finance committee

Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan faced the Oireachtas Finance Committe today, we picked the best three clips from today’s exchanges…

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Questions asked about Apple's relationship with Department of Finance

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty produced a series of emails from Apple executives to the Secretary General of the Department of Finance at an Oireachtas sub-committee meeting today.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers

The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…

# pearse-doherty - Friday 6 September, 2013

PTSB is "not aware" of letters advising people in minimal arrears to sell their homes

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Dohery says that he has met with a family who were advised to clear arrears of €300 by selling their home, something the PTSB CEO says he is “not aware” of.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday

While the Sinn Féin TD said he and colleagues take home the average industrial wage most other TDs and ministers use some of their wages to buy a new car, go on holiday, put it in the bank or buy shares in the bank, he claimed.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

John Perry has "full confidence" of Taoiseach but SF and FF call for explanation

The junior minister for small business has made a confidential settlement over a €2.47 million debt with Danske Bank and is not going to comment any further “at the moment”, his spokesperson says.

AIB says 4% of its total mortgage holders are in 'strategic default'

CEO David Duffy told an Oireachtas Finance Committee that 20 per cent of customers in mortgage default have the ability to pay but have chosen not to.

Sinn Féin: How could we as Republicans stand over the Seanad in its current form?

The party is calling for a Yes vote in the 4 October referendum as it launched its campaign today.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

"Hurry up with the banking inquiry", Sinn Féin tells Taoiseach

The government is gearing up to hold the long-awaited banking inquiry in the autumn – but the terms of reference have still not yet been made clear.

Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years labelled 'cocky and arrogant'

The former taoiseach has given an interview to TG4 which is due to air next week.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Today everyone’s talking about a shooting in Dublin and the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Labour should 'pull out of coalition' if they really want to change politics - Doherty

Pearse Doherty has said Sinn Féin would only consider any kind of coalition with Labour in future if the party pulled out of its coalition with Fine Gael.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 26 July, 2013

Sinn Féin is supporting the abolition of the 'elite and out of touch' Seanad

The party’s opposition will come as a surprise given it opposed the legislation which gave effect to a referendum on the abolition of the upper house.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

1,600 people waiting to see MABS advisors

The average waiting time for a MABS appointment is 4.4 weeks but this figure varies wildly across the country.

# pearse-doherty - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Did the Taoiseach talk to staff in his department about the bank guarantee?

The Taoiseach did not directly address a question about seeking oral or written recollections from seven senior staff in his department who worked there during the period of the bank guarantee five years ago.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 8 July, 2013

Column: There's a case for a United Ireland but it doesn't lie in voodoo economics

If we want to end the partition between the Republic and Northern Ireland, then we need to embrace some realistic solutions for the economic future, writes David McCann.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Nearly 1,000 jobs outside of Ireland advertised on government website

The Department of Social Protection is advertising hundreds of positions overseas for jobseekers in Ireland.

# pearse-doherty - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: I don't have any personal desire to lead Sinn Féin

The Sinn Féin spokesperson has been tipped as a future leader of the party but would not go for the leadership if Gerry Adams was to resign in the near future, he said this week.

# pearse-doherty - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Poll: Would you welcome a united Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome a united Ireland?

Sinn Féin’s Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty believes it would benefit the economy – but would you welcome a united Ireland?

Pearse Doherty: We'd have a better economy in a United Ireland

The Sinn Féin TD says that many of the arguments against uniting North and south are based on misinformation and argues that a border poll needs to happen before the end of the decade.

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: Gardaí need to investigate the leak of the Anglo Tapes

The Sinn Féin finance spokesperson has said while release of the tapes is in the public interest there are questions to answer about how they got to the Irish Independent.

# pearse-doherty - Monday 24 June, 2013

Anglo tapes 'should be handed over to the Gardaí'

Opposition parties have called for Gardaí, the DPP and the Director of Corporate Enforcement to investigate the content of the tapes.

# pearse-doherty - Friday 14 June, 2013

‘Personal location transmitters for fishermen should be mandatory’ says Doherty

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty wants location devices to be worn by all fishermen who are out at sea.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Sinn Féin's bill would abolish the property tax

Debate begins tonight on Pearse Doherty’s legislation, with a vote due tomorrow evening.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Donegal County Council need €7.8 million to fix Lifford water

Families in certain areas have their access to clean water interrupted up to once a month because of ongoing problems with local pipes.

# pearse-doherty - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

NAMA funding University of Ulster study

Ireland’s zombie bank has given the university €24,000 to carry out study of land banks

# pearse-doherty - Thursday 16 May, 2013

TD highlights problem of rusty water in Lifford

This picture speaks a thousand words, says local TD Pearse Doherty.