Doherty accuses Minister of being ‘tone deaf’ over salary hike decision

AudioHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – February 3, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter Previous articleSurge in Covid deaths due to ‘restrictions lifted before Christmas’Next articleCllr insists gritters should operate throughout the night News Highland A Donegal Deputy has accused the Public Expenditure Minister of being ‘tone deaf’ over the Government’s approval of an €81,000 pay hike for the next secretary general of the Department of Health.Minister Michael McGrath told the Finance Committee yesterday it was the “right decision” to increase the salary from €211,000 to €292,000.An open competition is under way for the position.During the online Oireachtas committee, Deputy Pearse Doherty hit out at the decision and claimed the Minister was out of touch with society:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/pearsepay.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Doherty accuses Minister of being ‘tone deaf’ over salary hike decision RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic read more