Re-location of Children’s Hospital must now be placed firmly on the political agenda – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to place an immediate halt to works being carried out on the site of the new National Children’s Hospital (NCH) at St James. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the shock announcement by the projects main construction contractor, […]

Private Security Authority confirm significant weaknesses in governing legislation – Mattie McGrath, Carol Nolan, Michael Collins

Independent TD’s Mattie McGrath, Carol Nolan and Michael Collins have said their meeting with the CEO of the Private Security Authority, Mr Paul Scallan, has given rise to serious concerns about the capacity of the state to effectively sanction unlicensed security personnel. The group had organised the meeting to try and address the apparent lack […]

Minister targets nurses pay while leaving incompetent NPHDB member’s salaries intact – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described comments made by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, with respect to penalising the pay of striking nurses, as a ruthless and totally unacceptable threat. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister Harris confirmed that The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will legally consider options which may include freezing […]

Tipp Students display innovation and creativity at Young Scientists Exhibition – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described all of the Tipperary students who are taking part in the 3 day Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin as fantastic ambassadors for the county. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he visited the Tipperary School stands at the major annual educational and entrepreneurial event:   “Every year […]

HSE Confirms 52 month wait for Orthodontic Treatment In South Tipp – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the failure of the HSE to progress a reduction in waiting times for orthodontic and dental treatment by South Tipperary resident’s is now bordering on abuse. Deputy McGrath was speaking after it was confirmed to him through a Parliamentary Reply that there are currently 809 patients awaiting orthodontic treatment […]

Minister Harris Must Go As Scally Report offers A Damning Indictment Of HSE Failures – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to immediately set out a pathway toward the abolition of the HSE after a litany of failures in its governance structures were identified by the Scally Report into the Cervical Cancer Screening controversy. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Scally Report found […]

All Major Tipperary Towns Have Minimal Ambulance Cover – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris and the National Ambulance Service (NAS) to immediately increase the number of ambulances covering all the major towns in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after information supplied to him following a Parliamentary Question showed that Clonmel, Thurles, Cashel, Tipperary Town, Nenagh […]

Council Could Consider Alleviating LPT With €11 Million Parking Fees And Charges Revenue – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on Tipperary County Council to clarify if it is possible to redistribute some of the revenue income it generates from Parking Fines and Charges in order to offset any refusal or reductions it may have to make toward the funding of local projects. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Tipperary […]

GoSafe Speed Camera Company To Recieve €100 Million In Renewed State Contract – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has asked the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, to provide greater detail on the cost of the current contract operated by the GoSafe Consortium on behalf of An Garda Síochána. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister informed him in a parliamentary reply that the amount paid to Road Safety Operations […]

Clonmel Meat Plant Fire Presents An Opportunity For Extensive Site Redevelopment – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the fire at the old Meat Plant in Clonmel has presented the town with a valuable opportunity to re-designate the site for the development of social and affordable housing as well as a community retirement housing initiative. Deputy McGrath was speaking after a blaze ripped through the five […]

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