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 […]

Minister Creed’s Response To Fodder Crisis Demands his Resignation – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called for the resignation of the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed. Deputy McGrath went on to say that the Minister’s management of the drought and fodder crisis is infuriating farmers on the ground for its extended focus on long term measures that will do nothing to […]

Commitments On Fair Deal Welcome, but Urgent Clarity Still Required – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that while he welcomes the government’s decision to introduce greater flexibility and fairness to the Nursing Home Support Scheme (Fair Deal Scheme), urgent clarification on important aspects of the changes remain. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister of State for Older People, Jim Daly, announced that he had brought […]

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 […]

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