Yet another Minister displays government ignorance on the plight of Tipp Town – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the latest government reply to the levels of employment deprivation in Tipperary Town and West Tipperary as deeply disturbing. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he raised the matter during Priority Questions to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, earlier today: “In the last ten days we […]

Footpaths and Potholes top Tipperary County Council Claims Causes – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council to provide greater clarification on how claims being pursued against the local authority may be impacting the delivery of services. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he obtained information which verified that there are currently 519 Active Claims with 78 of these […]

Minister confirms Chief Executive of a local authority has no power to change reserved functions to executive functions – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has had it confirmed by the Minister for Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, that the Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council has no authority or remit to change the reserved functions of the Council to Executive functions; a move that would potentially override the democratic rights of local councillors. Deputy McGrath was […]

McGrath calls on Fianna Fáil to step up to the plate and intervene on proposed rural Post Office closures

Independent TD for Tipperary, Mattie McGrath has called on the Tipperary Fianna Fáil TD, Jackie Cahill and the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party to intervene on plans by An Post to close up to eight Post Offices in rural parts of Tipperary.    Commenting on the confirmation today that up to eight Post Offices are to […]

Hollowing out of vital Council services in South Tipperary continues unabated – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council, Joe MacGrath, to provide immediate clarification regarding the decision to transfer vital Housing Services functions to Nenagh. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he was informed that a recent review of functions within the Housing Department concluded with a decision to reorganise […]

Waiting List scandal leaves Minister Harris with no option but to resign – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, to demand the immediate resignation of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, after it emerged that the number of people on HSE waiting lists has exceeded one million people for the first time ever. Deputy McGrath was speaking after figures released this morning showed […]

Minister Creed fiddling with rules while rural Ireland burns in savage fodder crisis – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has stated that farmers are being driven to the limits of their endurance as the consequences of an unprecedented lack of available fodder kicks in. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he called on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to immediately draw up and implement plans including the possible importation of […]

Latest hike in Insurance levies must not become a cash cow for the industry – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Michael Darcy, to provide urgent clarification around the future implementation of a proposed 2% insurance levy that is to be introduced in order to fund the pay-out of claims in the event of the failure of a motor insurance […]

Government must give a fair hearing to the Fair Mortgage Bill – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision of the Ceann Comhairle’s office to allow the introduction of private members bill aimed at establishing an off-balance sheet National Housing Co-Operative. The Affordable Housing and Fair Mortgage Bill 2018 will be introduced at First Stage in the Dáil today by Fianna Fail’s John McGuinness. It has […]

SUSI Applications deadlines are almost upon us – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has urged all potential Third Level students and their families to be aware of the closing dates for the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant applications. Deputy McGrath went on to note that the priority closing dates for Renewal Applications for the 2018/2019 academic year are Thursday 14th June 2018 –and Thursday […]

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