Doherty criticises today’s payment of one billion euro to bondholders

Sinn Fein are holding a demonstration in Dublin to protest against the handing over of a further one billion euro to unsecured AIB bondholders today.

Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty, the party's Finance Spokesperson says people need to realise that this is why HSE services are being cut and people's standards of living are being compromised.

He says rather than capitulating, the government should refuse to pay the banking debt, a move he believes would kickstart real discussions on the economic future of Europe............