Government must fund wage increases for community groups – Cope

Pat the Cope Gallagher

A number of community groups in Donegal have written to the government seeking extra funding to cover wage increases brought about by the increase in the minimum wage.

Fianna Fail election candidate Pat the Cope Gallagher says some companies may now face a choice of either reducing services or letting some of their staff go. This, he says, will come as a major blow to
communities which are already regarded as disadvantaged.

Most of the Donegal groups affected by the issue met in Cloghan last night, Mr Gallagher was one of the politicians who also attended the meeting.

It's estimated it would cost just €250,000 to address the issue in Donegal, and Pat the Cope Gallagher believes that would be money well spent........