Letter to the Editor: Paul Murphy should apologise for slur against Pat McDonagh

I wish to call out Paul Murphy TD for his disgraceful tweet on May 26 about Pat McDonagh of Supermacs.
Letter to the Editor: Paul Murphy should apologise for slur against Pat McDonagh
Dublin South-West TD Paul Murphy

I wish to call out Paul Murphy TD for his disgraceful tweet on May 26 about Pat McDonagh of Supermacs.

Mr Murphy claimed that Pat McDonagh wants the €350 COVID payments to be cut so "that'll make it easier for him to get workers to work for €200 a week"

Does Paul Murphy T.D really believe employers want anyone working for €200 a week or is this Mr Murphy's attempt to whip up a bad feeling among some of his followers?

Paul Murphy T.D twisted the truth that Pat Donagh correctly pointed out that some former Supermacs part time workers are better off with €350 per week for doing no work as opposed to the €100/150 per week they may have earned by doing one or two shifts per week pre-Covid. This is neither fair nor sustainable for businesses or the State's finances.

The minimum wage has been set and I have never heard of Supermacs not adhering to it.

On the contrary I have heard of Supermacs to be a fine and fair employer and an Irish success story which employs thousands directly and many more through its suppliers.

Mr Murphy T.D should apologise.

Yours etc,

- William Barry,

Ballydehob,

Co. Cork

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