Doherty says hospital contractors must be paid

The government has been called on to intervene and ensure Donegal contractors, owed money by the McNamara construction company to be paid.

McNamara went in to liquidation last week. All its projects, including building the new emergency department at Letterkenny General, ground to a halt.

During a visit to the county the Taoseach Brian Cowen said any outstanding projects or debts McNamara had were now a matter for NAMA.

But Sinn Fein by-election candidate Senator Pearse Doherty says that is not good enough: