Donegal Woefully Unprepared for Brexit Fallout – Doherty

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has slammed the Government over its failure to reference what additional supports, if any, will be made available to Donegal as part of its Brexit Legislation, adding that the county has been left woefully unprepared for the consequences of a potential no-deal Brexit.

 

The Donegal Deputy was speaking as the Government’s Brexit Omnibus Bill was debated in the Dáil this afternoon (Tuesday).

 

Teachta Doherty said:

 

“Despite the fact that the clock is ticking down there are many questions concerning Brexit which ordinary people have but which this government seem incapable of answering.

 

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Sinn Féin to select Milford Electoral Area candidate this Sunday

Local Sinn Féin members will gather at the Beach Hotel, Downings this Sunday, March 3rd to select their party's candidate to contest the new three seat Milford Electoral Area of Donegal County Council in the forthcoming local elections.



The Carrigart Sinn Féin cumann have nominated local woman Maria Doherty, daughter of the former Sinn Féin Vice President and West Tyrone MP, Pat Doherty to be the Sinn Féin candidate.


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Doherty Slams Government over Legal Aid Changes involving Personal Insolvency Cases

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has criticized the Government for approving recent changes to Legal Aid involving Personal Insolvency Cases which removes the debtor's automatic provision of funding for a barrister.


Speaking during a Dáil debate yesterday (Wednesday) in which he described the changes as an attack on the most vulnerable and a coup for Banks and Vulture funds, the Donegal TD urged Government to reverse the move.

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Brian Carr to Seek Sinn Féin Nomination for Glenties

Glenties community activist Brian Carr has today declared that he will be seeking the Sinn Féin nomination to contest the upcoming local elections as one of three candidates to go forward from the party for a council seat in the Municipal District of Glenties.

 

His declaration comes following the announcement earlier this week that the party intends to run three candidates in the Glenties Electoral Area for this May’s vote.

 

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