Minister must place moratorium on Boundary Committee recommendations – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, John Paul Phelan to place an immediate moratorium on the recommendations of the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee. Deputy McGrath was speaking as frustration and anger continues to mount among local representatives within the county following the decision […]

Despite his words, Minister Harris is treating nurses as second class citizens – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, is radically underestimating the resolve of striking nurses following his refusal to countenance any moves toward introducing full parity of pay for striking members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Executive of the INMO confirmed that […]

No plans to review commercial rates despite national collection of €1.3 billion- Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Housing; Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, to clarify why his department has failed to conduct a review of the economic impact of local authority rates on small and medium businesses. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister confirmed the absence of the review to […]

Department of Transport in breach of EU Directive to identify and prosecute non-resident drivers – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, to clarify what legal action is being pursued against Ireland by the European Commission following its failure to comply with reporting obligations under a EU Directive on cross-border exchange of information on road-safety-related traffic offences. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Commission […]

Welcome for funding announcement for new Blueway access in Newcastle village – McGrath, Lonergan and Molloy

Independent representatives Deputy Mattie McGrath, Mayor Cllr. Richie Molloy and Deputy Mayor Cllr. Martin Lonergan have warmly welcomed the announcement by Minister of State for Community and Rural Development, Michael Ring TD that a further allocation of €156,000 will be allocated towards the River Suir Blueway Canoe Trail which will hopefully directly link Newcastle Village […]

Care Orders for Children in South Tipp/Carlow/Kilkenny greater than all of Dublin combined – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is deeply concerned at the number of Interim Care Orders being issued for children by the Child and Family Agency, Tusla. Deputy McGrath was speaking after it was confirmed to him that 201 Emergency Care Orders were issued nationally in 2018 while during the same period 753 Interim […]

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 […]

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