Varadkar Only Offers Opportunity For Homelessness – Martin Browne

Cllr Martin Browne of Sinn Féin has condemned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s alleged “Republic of Opportunity” saying that real employment isn’t being created, and that the homeless figures which continue to increase show the lie behind the propaganda. Speaking at the 2nd March for Change in Clonmel, Cllr Browne said: “Leo Varadkar speaks fine words, and makes a […]

President And Taoiseach Endorse Pieta House And A Lust For Life’s #SoundEffect Campaign

The teams at A Lust for Life and Pieta House would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the sound people who embraced #SoundEffect. We would also like to thank all of the people who participated in and supported our live events at Electric Picnic and those who offered their “ sound” […]

Friends of the Earth urges Taoiseach to follow through on fair payment for solar electricity

With the Government due to publish its new plans for renewable electricity any day now, Friends of the Earth is bringing its “Run On Sun” campaign back to Electric Picnic. Last year, Leo Varadkar was one of 6,000 festival goers who signed a petition for a fair payment for solar electricity. This year, Picnicers will be […]

Taoiseach Must Display More Political Courage On Omagh Inquiry Than Enda Kenny – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he hopes that the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, will demonstrate more effective political support for the victims and families of the Omagh bomb massacre than his predecessor Enda Kenny. Deputy McGrath was speaking after it emerged that the families of the Omagh victims are set to sue PSNI Chief Constable […]

Varadkar’s comments rule him out of any further Health Ministry – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on The leader of Fine Gael Enda Kenny to rule out Leo Varadkar from presiding over any possible future position of responsibility in the Department of Health. Deputy McGrath was reacting to claims by the Minister for Health that giving hospitals extra resources and extra beds would actually make […]

Almost twenty three thousand people still waiting for Medical Cards – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described as utterly unacceptable the scale of the existing backlog with respect to Medical Card Applications. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he was informed through a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar that the number of Medical Card applications in progress as of 14th January 2016 is […]

GP Concerns Fully Vindicated By UHI Collapse – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to immediately suspend any further roll out of free GP care plans which were part of  the Governments Universal Health Insurance plan.  Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister finally admitted that the plan as originally conceived was unworkable and financially ruinous: […]

Minister Varadkar Must Step Up Or Step Aside

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has launched a scathing attack on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and the Minister of State Kathleen Lynch for what he has termed the near total dereliction of their duty to improve the provision of mental health services in the South East. Deputy McGrath made his comments after The Mental […]

Targeting British Tourists for North Tipperary

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar met with tourism industry operators from around the island of Ireland – including Pierce Duggan of North Tipperary Tourism Company – at the ‘Best of Britain and Ireland’ (BoBI) travel trade exhibition, which took place recently at the NEC in Birmingham.   BoBI is the premier, annual event for the travel […]

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