Tipperary County Council Whitewashes Damning Local Authority Survey – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that Tipperary Council has engaged in a disingenuous attempt to cover over the damning findings from a local authority survey conducted for 2018. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) published its survey results of ten local authorities including Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, […]

Pretending Patients Do Not Exist Is Ploy To Reduce Waiting Lists – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has supported criticism levelled at the HSE by The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) following its latest attempt to reduce the number of patients on waiting lists. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the NAGP labelled the decision to potentially remove thousands of people from inpatient and outpatient waiting lists as […]

Despite 6 Prosecutions, There Has Been No Conviction Under Human Trafficking Act – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, to clarify why there has not been a single conviction for human trafficking under the provisions of The Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008 and despite the fact that there were two prosecutions under the relevant section of the Act […]

Our Motion Seeks To Strengthen Job Protection For Special Needs Assistants – Mattie McGrath

The Rural Independent Group has urged the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, to acknowledge that a lack of job security as wells as an exhaustive application process are among some of the obstacles preventing the full participation of Special Needs Assistants in schools. Speaking ahead of the Rural Groups’ Private Members motion on the issue […]

Local Authorities Must Issue Moratoriums On Differential Rent Increases – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, to issue a policy directive to all local authorities regarding any scheduled increases to Differential Rent Schemes. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Tipperary County Council merged its 9 separate Differential Rent Schemes into a single unified Differential Rent Scheme, a move that […]

Daft.ie Report Confirms Tipp Rents Have Increased – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the latest analysis of rent increases in Co. Tipperary by Daft.ie as incredibly disturbing and a source of deep concern to countless numbers of families. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the property website confirmed in its Rental Price Report Q1 2018 that the average rent in Tipperary is now […]

Minister For OPW Approves Tipperary Flood Prevention Funding – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has warmly welcomed confirmation from the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin “Boxer” Moran, that a number of projects in Co. Tipperary are set to receive flood prevention funding allocations ranging up to €600 thousand euro. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he had made […]

Irish Water Displaying Error Of Judgement On Shannon Pipeline Project – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, and the Head of Irish Water, Jerry Grant, to immediately suspend plans to proceed with the controversial  €1.2 billion Shannon-Dublin Pipeline Project. Deputy McGrath was speaking ahead of a two hour Oireachtas briefing on the matter that he […]

Post Office Deal Must Not Become Trojan Horse For Pillar Banks – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that serious question remain about the long term implications of the proposed deal between An Post and the Irish Postmasters Union (IPU). Deputy McGrath was speaking ahead of a potentially transformative vote on the matter when IPU members met to discuss the planned agreement: “There are many aspects of […]

Taoiseach’s Message Is Clear: Ministers Free To Support Law Breakers – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, to reconsider his support for the decision of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to campaign with Amnesty International Ireland, despite the organisations open declaration that it will not comply with an adverse ruling made against it by the Standards in Public Office Commission […]

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