Payment concerns as thousands of jobs to go in Donegal tonight

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter With thousands of people in Donegal set to lose their jobs again from midnight tonight, the issue of the amount currently paid through the Pandemic Unemployment Payment has been raised in the Dail this afternoon. The rate of the payment was reduced from 350 euro almost a month ago, falling to €300 for workers who were previously earning over €300 a week.A rate of €250 applies to those whose pre-Covid earnings were between €200 and €300 a week.The Tanaiste was urged to reverse the cuts in the Dail by Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty.Deputy Doherty says that 350 was appropriate then and it’s appropriate now:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/pearsePUPdail1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding, Leo Varadkar says in order to extend the supports into 2021 difficult decisions had to be made:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/leoPUPdail1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan WhatsApp Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Payment concerns as thousands of jobs to go in Donegal tonight Previous articleSurgery cancellations at LUH as Covid escalation plan implementedNext articleAnn Marie McGlynn runs for Ireland in Poland this weekend News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – October 15, 2020 Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitterlast_img read more