Pringle calls for increase in social welfare payments

 

Independent candidate for Donegal Thomas Pringle is calling for an increase in social welfare payments in line with inflation.

It comes as figures show Donegal has one of the highest percentage rates of dependency on social welfare in the country.

Despite the cost of living significantly increasing, payments haven't been restored to pre-2012 levels.

Thomas Pringle says in tandem with an increase to payments, JobPath should also be shelved indefinitely: