Hollowing out of vital Council services in South Tipperary continues unabated – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council, Joe MacGrath, to provide immediate clarification regarding the decision to transfer vital Housing Services functions to Nenagh. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he was informed that a recent review of functions within the Housing Department concluded with a decision to reorganise […]

Waiting List scandal leaves Minister Harris with no option but to resign – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, to demand the immediate resignation of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, after it emerged that the number of people on HSE waiting lists has exceeded one million people for the first time ever. Deputy McGrath was speaking after figures released this morning showed […]

Minister Creed fiddling with rules while rural Ireland burns in savage fodder crisis – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has stated that farmers are being driven to the limits of their endurance as the consequences of an unprecedented lack of available fodder kicks in. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he called on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to immediately draw up and implement plans including the possible importation of […]

Latest hike in Insurance levies must not become a cash cow for the industry – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Michael Darcy, to provide urgent clarification around the future implementation of a proposed 2% insurance levy that is to be introduced in order to fund the pay-out of claims in the event of the failure of a motor insurance […]

Government must give a fair hearing to the Fair Mortgage Bill – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision of the Ceann Comhairle’s office to allow the introduction of private members bill aimed at establishing an off-balance sheet National Housing Co-Operative. The Affordable Housing and Fair Mortgage Bill 2018 will be introduced at First Stage in the Dáil today by Fianna Fail’s John McGuinness. It has […]

SUSI Applications deadlines are almost upon us – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has urged all potential Third Level students and their families to be aware of the closing dates for the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant applications. Deputy McGrath went on to note that the priority closing dates for Renewal Applications for the 2018/2019 academic year are Thursday 14th June 2018 –and Thursday […]

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 […]

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