Inexcusable delay by Ambulance Service grounding Community Helicopter – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the National Ambulance Service (NAS) must provide an immediate explanation as to why it has yet to make its recommendation on the commencement of operations for the Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance (ICRR). Deputy McGrath was speaking as the ICRR, whose base in Co. Cork, released a […]

Tipperary County Council refuse rates reduction for Tipp Town Businesses – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said there is widespread frustration among business owners and operators in Tipperary Town following confirmation from the Local Authority’s Head of Finance that the Council is not in a position to apply a reduction in chargeable rates. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he requested the application of a reduction in […]

HSE overpricing threatening sustainability of entire Fair Deal Scheme- Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that he has written to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee to investigate why the HSE is charging multiples of the cost of Private Nursing Home care to elderly patients in public and HSE run Nursing Home facilities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after claims have emerged that the HSE is […]

Banks should not need a ‘Culture Board’ to tell them what respect and honesty look like – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that he is deeply sceptical about the capacity of the newly established Irish Banking Culture Board to affect the kind of attitudinal change and reform that is urgently required. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the launch of the IBCB by its inaugural Chairman, Mr Justice John Hedigan:   “The […]

History will not forgive this second betrayal on National Children’s Hospital – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the decision by government and the major political parties including Fianna Fail, Labour and Sinn Fein, not to support a motion calling for an independent investigation into a possible site transfer for the National Children’s Hospital will come to be seen as a tragic and wholly avoidable scandal.   […]

Latest Children’s Hospital resignation only deepens the fiasco,” Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he welcomes the decision by the Chief Engineer of the National children’s Hospital to resign from his post. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Mr John Pollock, who has overseen the development of the site as Project director from its inception announced that he was stepping down from the role: […]

Hypocrisy and contradictions galore during Children’s Hospital debate – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is bitterly disappointed at the decision of both Fianna Fail and the Labour Party not to support a Motion calling for the suspension of works at the National Children’s Hospital at St James pending the outcome of an Independent Investigation. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he and members […]

Significant progress in how Attachment and Committal Orders are processed – Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan

Independent TD’s Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins and Carol Nolan have welcomed commitments provided to them by the office of the Deputy Garda Commissioner regarding the processing of Attachment and Committal Orders. The Deputies were speaking after they along with Mr Jerry Beades, met with senior Garda personnel earlier today as part of their ongoing efforts […]

Minister undermines commitment to effective hedgerow cutting regulations – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said there will be significant anger and frustration within rural communities following confirmation that regulations permitting the implementation of certain provisions of the Heritage Act are to be weakened. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, confirmed to him in a Parliamentary […]

Damning Report on Kilkenny mental health unit highlights urgent need for Tipp beds – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health, Jim Daly, to escalate measures aimed at providing residential psychiatric beds in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after a Report on St Luke’s Psychiatric facility in Kilkenny revealed a litany of appalling hygiene and service provision failures:   […]

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