Council need to take more proactive steps to protect Suir from plastic waste – McCormack

The latest studies on plastics in our rivers and marines makes for alarming reading and requires a robust response according to Sinn Féin election candidate Ciara McCormack. New research from Irish scientists indicates that plastic pollution in freshwater and marine ecosystems are much more pervasive than previously thought. “Ireland is ranked the second worst in […]

JobPath Dead End Needs to Be Put To an End – McCormack

Last week the Dáil voted to back Sinn Féin’s motion to end referrals to the JobPath scheme. Speaking on the result, Sinn Féin general election candidate, Ciara McCormack, stated that the scheme brought little dividend to Tipperary and needs to be scrapped. “As a labour activation scheme, JobPath has been a total failure. “Initially introduced […]

Bad day for vulture funds

Sinn Fein’s Ciara McCormack, general election candidate for Tipperary and local election candidate for the Thurles LEA along with Nenagh LEA party rep Damien O’ Donoghue have both welcomed the passing of the ‘No consent, no sale’ bill in the Dáil last week. This bill will force banks seek the permission of the borrower before […]

McCormack Calls For Local Community Policing

In the past few months the issue of the prevalence of drug dealing in our communities and particularly it’s affects on our youth has finally come to the fore. This has been followed with a call to tackle escalating crime and anti social behaviour. Speaking on the issue during Mary Lou McDonald’s recent visit to […]

Ciara McCormack selected to represent Sinn Féin for the Thurles Local Election Area

The Sinn Féin selection convention for the Thurles Local Election Area took place on Friday night last in Hayes Hotel in Liberty Square, Thurles. The convention was uncontested following Cllr Doran’s shock resignation from the party on social media on the eve of convention on Thursday evening. Ciara Mc Cormack was selected by the local […]

Immense importance of Soloheadbeg still resonates today

Sinn Féin were delighted to pay their tributes to the bravery and valour of the Volunteers of the 3rd Tipperary Brigade who engaged British Crown forces at Soloheadbeg one hundred years ago this week. Sinn Féin general election candidate Ciara McCormack applauded the event organisers and all those who turned up: “The central importance of […]

Government negligence has forced nurses and midwives into strike action – McCormack

The decision of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation to declare for 24-hour strike is not one taken lightly but is necessary according to Sinn Féin general election candidate Ciara McCormack. McCormack stated: “The government have been very neglectful of our nurses and midwives, and for too long their goodwill has been abused. “And it […]

Insurance industry narrative on premiums doesn’t add up – McCormack

Ciara McCormack, Sinn Féin general election candidate for Tipperary, has challenged the assertion by the Minister of State, Michael D’Arcy, that insurance premiums are high because of the amount paid out on claims: “In the last few weeks, politicians and representatives of the insurance industry sat before the Oireachtas Financial Committee to deliberate the cost […]

Government’s cavalier attitude to GPs ‘crippling primary care’ – Ciara McCormack

Sinn Féin General election candidate Ciara McCormack has accused the government of having a cavalier attitude to GPs because of their refusal to reverse cuts to primary care. McCormack said: “General Practitioners are the cornerstone of our primary care services. Primary care is the front line of our health service and deals with the bulk […]

Tipperary will suffer from Budget 2019 failure to prioritise investment and public services – Ciara McCormack

Ciara McCormack, Sinn Féin general election candidate for Tipperary, has commented on the government’s budget proposals and Sinn Féin’s own costed alternative. Despite being ten years on since the banking crisis of 2008, much of Ireland is still left behind from the government’s two-tier recovery model. “As with all budgets, this budget is about choices. […]

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