Taoiseach telling families to calm down is an insulting reply to PTSB mortgage crisis – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, to provide significantly more robust guarantees for the protection of families that are likely to be affected by the Permanent TSB mortgage crisis. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Taoiseach attempted during Leaders Questions to insist that concerns were being exaggerated around the possible […]

Insurance industry is actively undermining NCT certification process – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’Arcy, to immediately investigate the growing practice of insurance companies denying cover to vehicles that are over ten years old. Deputy McGrath was speaking after being contacted by a significant number of people who are […]

Prisoner rehabilitation project has potential to have a real impact – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath is set to facilitate an Oireachtas briefing on Wednesday 7th February in order to raise awareness and support for a new Horse Care Prisoner Rehabilitation Unit that is planned for Castlerea Prison in 2018 – the first project of its kind in Europe. Deputy McGrath will be joined by the founder of the […]

Confidence in the National Broadband Plan has suffered a potentially fatal hit – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten to facilitate an immediate all party Oireachtas briefing following the withdrawal of eir from the National Broadband Plan (NBP) Procurement Process. Deputy McGrath went on to say that the people and businesses of rural Ireland are at their wits end due to […]

Irish Water’s River Shannon Project will needlessly soak up €1,2 billion,” Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, to facilitate an immediate all party briefing on the River Shannon to Dublin pipeline project that is being proposed by Irish Water. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Joint Committee on Housing, of which he is a member, […]

Horrific treatment of Tipperary horses must be tackled once and for all – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the recent discovery of a number of emaciated and dead horses in the Knocklofty area of Clonmel as one of the worst instances of animal welfare neglect that he has ever encountered. Deputy McGrath was speaking after visiting the site where the animals were found and after having contacted […]

158 Tipperary Primary Schools set to receive Minor works Grant – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton that the Minor Works Grant will be paid to all primary schools throughout County Tipperary next week. Deputy McGrath went on to say that all the primary schools will receive a flat rate Minor Works Grant of €5,500 plus […]

Cancellation of Garda overtime is a reckless and life threatening blunder – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has launched a scathing attack on the decision of the Assistant Garda Commissioner to immediately cancel all Garda overtime with the exception of two Dublin based special operations. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Assistant Commissioner issued a directive to all Chief-Superintendents in the state not to authorise any further overtime […]

Alan Kelly must apologise for publicly humiliating Tipperary ETB – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on Labour Party TD, Alan Kelly, to publicly apologise for what has been described as Deputy Kelly’s ‘deliberate and pathetic attack’ on senior staff in the Tipperary branch of the Education and Training Board. Deputy McGrath was speaking as concern continues to mount that Deputy Kelly pursued the staff […]

United Nations finally agree that ‘incompatible with life’ label is dehumanising – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the decision of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to seek an end to the term ‘incompatible with life’ as a watershed moment for the rights of the unborn child. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the CRPD also made it clear that allowing for […]

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