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This afternoon.

Dáil Eireann,

The Taoiseach has defended the Government’s decision to appoint ten special advisers for Junior Ministers.

He was responding to Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald, who said she was gobsmacked and astounded at the move.

She said this was happening following a mean cut to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment that will be felt by many people from today.

Micheál Martin said the PUP originally came in as a 12-week scheme and the Government has already put €3.5 billion into the scheme.

He said the economic impact of Covid could go right through the entirety of 2021, and that the fiscal planning has to take that into consideration.

Taoiseach defends appointment of ten advisers for junior minister (RTÉ)