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. […]

Rise in Tipperary rents reconfirms escalating costs for tenants

Sinn Féin general election candidate for Tipperary, Ciara McCormack has expressed her concerns at the latest rent spike in Tipperary, as confirmed by the latest report from the Residential Tenancies Board for the second quarter of 2018.   “The latest report from the Residential Tenancies Board show that rents continue to spiral out of control. […]

IDA underinvestment in Tipperary demonstrates hollow level of economic recovery in the region – McCormack

Recent figures released by the Minister for Jobs and Enterprise, Heather Humphreys, in relation to IDA job creation underscores the level of neglect of Tipperary and the deep structural economic problems that the county faces. Sinn Féin candidate for Tipperary Ciara McCormack notes that the figures bring into focus the state’s two-tier economic policy which […]

McCormack supports removal of baptism barrier

Sinn Fein candidate Ciara McCormack has welcomed the Minister for Education’s proposed amendments to the School Admissions Bill. Speaking today Ciara said “The school admissions bill has been languishing in Leinster House for a very long time now so the news that the Minister has announced today is welcome news. “In particular, I welcome the […]