Fianna Fáil rebels start Budget battle over cuts to Pandemic Unemployment Payment
September 28 2020 02:30 AM
Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea has condemned the 2pc pay rise due to be paid to TDs from this Thursday.
The rise comes at the same time that some people’s Covid-19 welfare payments are being cut.
Mr O’Dea and other key Fianna Fáil deputies have urged the Public Expenditure Minister, their party colleague Michael McGrath, not to implement the cuts.