Canon Hayes Centre deserves and needs immediate certainty on funding shortfall – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and sport, Shane Ross, to address the increasing uncertainty that now exists around the future for the Canon Hayes Recreational Centre in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he secured a Dáil debate on the matter this afternoon: “The hard fact of […]

Transport debacle by Prison Service further traumatises mother of 2 – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Justice to seek an immediate explanation from the Irish Prison Service as to how a jailed mother of two young girls was left further distraught by being transported to the Four Courts in place of a male prisoner with the same surname. Deputy McGrath was […]

Outrageous expenses for Taoiseach’s Department include €25,383 on Tea and Water – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach and his Department to explain how it can justify spending almost €97 thousand on newspapers and Tea/Coffee and Water in just one year, 2017. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he sought a detailed breakdown of the expenses incurred by the Taoiseach’s department: “The money that is […]

Latest revelations about HSE Head reinforce calls for Harris’ resignation – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has reiterated his call for the resignation or sacking of both the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and the Director General of the HSE, Mr Tony O’Brien. Deputy McGrath was speaking after reports by Simon Carswell and Martin Hall in today’s Irish Times confirm that Minister Harris gave written consent allowing […]

Tipperary Anti-Illegal Dumping projects set to receive €56,800 – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed confirmation by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten, that five projects in Co. Tipperary have been approved for funding under his Department’s 2018 Anti-Dumping Initiative (ADI). The projects that were selected to share in the total allocation of €56,800 are the Mountain View makeover, Ballylynch […]

Families need guarantees and clarity on the future of St Patricks Rehab Unit – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has asked the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to immediately investigate what is the exact status of the Rehabilitation Unit at St Patrick’s Hospital, Cashel. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister Harris confirmed to him during the Dáil Order of Business that he was unaware of any plans to close the […]

Tipperary set to receive €52,129 in additional Local Youth Club Grants – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, that 2018 will see an increase of 13% in funding for the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme in 2018. The increase will bring the allocation to €1.79m and will provide small volunteer-led youth clubs with greater capacity […]

National Tree Week, a small opportunity to make a big difference – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath and Local County Councillor Martin Lonergan have, in a tree planting ceremony, recognised National Tree Week which ran from 4th to the 11th March, 2018. Commenting on the occasion Deputy McGrath said, “The aim of National Tree Week each year is to raise awareness about trees and encourage local communities and […]

Doubling of Fuel Allowance was the only humane option – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision to offer an extra week’s Fuel Allowance to all recipients for this coming week. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty confirmed that 330,000 people will be given €45 instead of the standard payment of €22.50: “I am satisfied that the government […]

Communities urged to check on elderly and vulnerable neighbours during cold spell – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD for Tipperary, Mattie McGrath has urged communities to ensure that their older and vulnerable neighbours remain safe and well in their home as Met Eireann predicts bitter wind, snow and ice for many parts of Ireland this week. Appealing to communities across the County Deputy McGrath said, “If there is an older or vulnerable person […]

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