Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle says a recent report on 2012 income trends proves Donegal is consistently lagging behind the rest of the country with regard to disposable incomes.
The report, which was published by the Western Development Commission this week, analyses 2012's CSO figures on income levels across regions in Ireland.
It noted that while Galway maintained the highest level of disposable income at €17,735 per person, Donegal had the lowest in the Western Region at €15,921 per person. This figure represents 81.8% of the State average.
Deputy Pringle says the figures come as no surprise: