Thursday October 29, 2020

McDonagh: I still think Covid-19 payment is too high

Supermac’s boss attacked for saying €350 a week payment as like ‘winning the lotto’, but he says he meant the GAA lotto and not the national lottery

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

31st May, 2020
Pat McDonagh, founder of Supermac’s, is taking a High Court case against Watchford Ltd Picture: Michael Dillon

Pat McDonagh has said he stands over his comments last week that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is too high for part-time workers, but that it should be increased for others.

The Supermac’s founder drew the ire of a number of politicians for claiming the €350 a week payment was like “winning the lotto” for part-time workers who earned less than that while employed.

Speaking to the Business Post, McDonagh reiterated that...

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