Upgrade of N24 is top of the agenda for Tipp Delegation to Minister Ross – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath is set to lead a cross-party, Local Authority and Borough District Council Deputation from Tipperary to meet with the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, on Mondaynext, July 24th. Deputy McGrath was speaking ahead of the meeting which he organised to galvanise support for the upgrading of the N24 to motorway status: “I will […]

Government defeat is a significant victory for farm families and the self-employed – Rural Independent Group

Members of The Rural Independent Group have expressed their delight after they achieved a successful Dáil vote on the motion they brought forward calling for immediate reform of the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. The motion, which was carried by 51 votes to 48, represents a highly significant loss for the government and will […]

Record shows not a single meeting of Cabinet Committee on Rural Affairs in five months – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is completely taken aback by the Taoiseach’s admission that the Cabinet Committee on Regional and Rural Affairs only met for the first time last week since its last official meeting on 12 December 2016. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he questioned the Taoiseach on the number of times […]

Cahir Town deserves and needs a permanent Tourist Office facility – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Tourism Shane Ross to urgently clarify why Cahir Tourist Office is set to remain shut until the end of this month despite the fact that the 2017 Tipperary County Fleadh is taking place there until May 21st. Deputy McGrath was speaking as frustration grows within […]

Tipperary County Council Housing Policy in need of urgent and radical reform,” Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that Local Authorities nationwide, including Tipperary County Council, have completely lost their way in terms of the provision of social or affordable housing. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the latest Report from the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) concluded that Local Authorities may be deliberately leaving properties vacant […]

Momentum for new Clonmel Garda Station must be maintained and delivered – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the commitments given by the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald that a new Garda Station for Clonmel will definitely proceed following concerns around delays in progressing the project. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister visited the existing Station on Emmet Street yesterday following an invitation he had extended […]

1010 people in Tipperary awaiting Speech and Language Assessment and Therapy – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described as completely unacceptable the combined waiting lists for access to an initial Speech and Language Assessment and Speech and Language Therapy for County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after figures revealed to him by the HSE revealed that 324 adults and children in North Tipperary are awaiting initial assessments […]

Coty job losses in Nenagh reveal the danger of reckless mergers – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described news that over 200 jobs are to be lost at the Coty cosmetics plant in Nenagh as a body blow for the town and county of Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking as staff at the site expressed their disgust at the manner in which the news initially emerged: “This […]

Future of Post Office debate descended into political farce – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described an emergency Dáil debate on the future of the rural Post Office Network as utterly shambolic and shameful. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he and three other Dáil deputies submitted the matter for Topical Issue debate yesterday: “Given the gravity of the threat and indeed the potential fallout for […]

Community Banking initiative would strengthen Post Office Network – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the invitation extended by Minister of State for Economic Development, Michael Ring , to interested parties who wish to comment on a proposed new model of community banking. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister announced that The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is set […]

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