Government commitment to Post Office Network is about to be tested – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the Rural Independents Group will be using its Private Members time on Wednesday next to table a Motion on the future of the Post Office Network. Deputy McGrath went on to say that the Motion will be an opportunity for Government to definitively commit to the revitalisation and […]

President Trump and the new face of democracy in America

“Political pundits shocked and alarmed by Trump’s victory have suggested it spells the beginning of the end of Western democracy. I believe, instead, that it marks the opening of a new chapter characterised by both enormous risk and possibility,” according to Dr. Laurence Davis, College Lecturer in Government, UCC, in his op-ed

Healy condemns shocking eviction attempt and compliments Anti Eviction Taskforce

Seamus Healy TD speaking in the Dail about the housing and homelessness crisis has spoken out about an attempted eviction in Clonlara, Co. Clare.  He has called for an investigation into the activities of all security companies involved as several issues have been raised as to the legality of their actions. In his speech (see […]

Budget 2017 actively undermined the growth of the Irish Language – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphries to immediately review the funding allocation provided for the development and growth of the Irish language. Deputy McGrath was speaking on foot of an analysis by Conradh na Gaeilge which estimates that due to poor resourcing […]

Moratorium on repossessions must be implemented immediately – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Justice to clarify why proposals for a nationwide moratorium on home repossessions have not been brought before the Cabinet. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Irish Examiner newspaper reported today that a €15 million free financial and legal advice fund is to be created as […]

Morris calls for parity of esteem between mental health services and physical health Services

The past number of weeks has seen an incredible public participation into promoting the cause of mental health. This culminated with the ‘Darkness into Light’ walks held all over the country and indeed world. This weekend, thousands of people, young and old participated. During the same timeframe, and under the cover of Government talks, the […]

Wonderful support offered by people of Tipperary during Government talks – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his gratitude to the many people in County Tipperary who supported him during his recent efforts to secure stable government formation. Deputy McGrath also noted that while he did not in the end vote to support the current arrangement between Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and various Independent TD’s, he […]

Broadband delay is a death knell for rural communities – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has castigated the acting Minister for Communications Alex White for overseeing what he has termed a disastrous stewardship of the roll-out of rural broadband. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister confirmed that the State’s National Broadband Plan may not be delivered for at least six years. “Yet again we are […]

Fine Gael resorts to a tiresome tarnishing of Independent TD’s – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has strongly criticised senior Fine Gael sources for engaging in what he has described as a mean spirited attempt to discredit the role of those Independent TD’s who took part in recent Government formation talks. Deputy McGrath was speaking after senior sources within the party and an unnamed senior Fine Gael […]

Dail Debate: Government Knowingly and Deliberately Causing Homelessness-Seamus Healy TD

Dail Record: Seamus Healy TD: The outgoing Government, knowingly and deliberately, created and caused homelessness. I say this because the State owns Allied Irish Banks, Permanent TSB and the Educational Building Society. The Minister and current caretaker Administration are allowing these financial institutions to evict people from their homes. They can stop such evictions by […]

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