Donegal PUP payments continue to fall as indoor hospitality reopens

The number of people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment has dropped below 200,000 for the first time.

192,000 people are due to receive it this week - the lowest number since it was introduced in March 2020.

5,983 people in Donegal will receive the payment, down 7% on figures from last week.

240 people in the county closed their PUP claims this week.

Economics lecturer in UCC, Seamus Coffey, says the economy is recovering well: