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 […]

Proposal to merge the Clonmel and Charleville Credit Unions creating deep unease – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the proposal to merge Clonmel and Charleville Credit Unions has created serious concern around the future operational model of the Clonmel branch: “I questioned the Taoiseach about this matter during the Dáil Order of Business yesterday, where I challenged him to explicitly to commit to introducing, if required, […]

Closure of Clonmel-Dublin Route reveals a totally fragmented government policy – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on Bus Éireann to immediately suspend any proposals that would see the closure of its X7 Clonmel-Dublin service. Deputy McGrath was speaking after talks between senior management at Bus Éireann and representatives from the SIPTU Trade Union broke down yesterday at the Workplace Relations Commission yesterday: “The message is […]

Waiting List scandal reveals a culture of deceit and manipulation in the HSE – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to convene an emergency meeting of all National Directors and Chief Officers of the HSE Directorate as well as representatives from the four Regional Health Forums following revelations which have emerged about how hospital waiting lists are complied. Deputy McGrath was speaking […]

Major focus on Tipperary Roads following successful Dáil Motion – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed cross-party and government support for the Rural Independent Group’s Dáil Motion on Roads and Roads Funding which was initiated earlier this week. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister for Transport Shane Ross described the Motion as containing constructive and very pragmatic proposals: “I was delighted to see our […]

Funding for Ardfinnan Bridge, Latteragh Upgrade, Old Bridge Carrick on Suir and Clonbeg and Newcastle bridges announced – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the funding allocation of €800,000 for Ardfinnan Bridge and a further €330,000 for the R498 Latteragh Upgrade. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister Shane Ross confirmed to him that Tipperary County Council is set to receive a total allocation of €18,460,304 for the  restoration and maintenance of Regional and […]

Rural Ireland must not become a carcass for US Vulture Funds

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his deep concern at reports that US based Cerberus Capital Management is set to ramp up repossessions of several hundred farms in rural Ireland. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Irish Independent Farming Section broke the news that that as many as 200 farmers may be affected since the […]

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