HSE Mishandling Of Thurles GP Vacancy Bordering On The Ridiculous – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the delay by the HSE in filling the vacant GP position in Thurles as inept and a source of concern to other rural communities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the replacement doctor could not be formally put in place due to an apparent mix up with the required paper […]

Trolley Number Comparisons Masking Scale of Crisis At South Tipp General – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the Irish Medical Organisations ranking of hospitals by the numbers patients on trolleys does not accurately reflect the scale of the challenges present at South Tipperary General Hospital. Deputy McGrath was speaking as STGH has again been ranked as having 26 patients’ on trolleys, the second highest in the […]

Defenders Of The Irish Greyhound Board Are Out Of Touch With Members Interests – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed to immediately engage with members of the Irish Greyhound Owners And Breeders Federation (IGOBF) in an attempt to resolve the ongoing crisis within the greyhound industry. Deputy McGrath was speaking after calls have been made for the removal […]

Expected Retirement Of 157 GP’s Will Hit Rural Ireland Hardest – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the latest information related to the number of GP’s who are expected to retire as deeply concerning. Deputy McGrath was speaking after information provided to him by the HSE following a Parliamentary Question stated that 157 GP’s will no longer practice within the public health system by 2021: “The […]

94th General Liam Lynch Memorial Mass To Be Held In Newcastle

Senator Denis O’Donovan, Cathaoirleach of Seanad Eireann will deliver this year’s Oration at the 94th Liam Lynch Memorial Mass in Newcastle. Local Independent TD, Mattie McGrath and the Memorial Mass Committee invite members of the public to the Memorial Mass in Newcastle on this Sunday, 9th April. The days schedule will begin at 12pm at […]

Delivery of South Tipp General ‘Patient Hotel’ Showing Little Signs Of Progress – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is increasingly concerned that the delivery of the Modular Patient Unit or ‘Patient Hotel’ for South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH will not become available for at least another year. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister for Health Simon Harris confirmed to him that the mini-tender procurement process […]

Decision Not To Merge Clonmel Credit Union A Step In The Right Direction – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision by the Boards of Clonmel and Charleville Credit Unions not to proceed with their proposed merger. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the CEO’s of both Credit Unions issued a Joint statement confirming that agreement on the details of a post merged entity could not be reached following […]

Rural Group Motion Can Finally Set The National Children’s Hospital Project On The Right Track – Rural Independent Group

The Rural Independent Group has committed its next Private Members time slot to bringing forward a Motion calling on all members of the Dáil to urgently reconsider the proposed location of the National Children’s Hospital, currently designated for St James’ Hospital in Dublin. The Group’s Motion is set to call on the government to forensically […]

Concerns For Future Of Bord na Mona Littleton Plant Increasing – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten to confirm that he will commit to the future of the Bord na Mona plant at Littleton in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Bord na Móna confirmed it is carrying out a comprehensive review of its […]

Tipperary Schools Suffered Needlessly Due To Departments DEIS Related Errors – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Education Richard Bruton to immediate review the  criteria under which several Tipperary schools were excluded from participation in the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) Plan for 2017. Deputy McGrath was speaking the Department of Education was forced to acknowledge that the methodology it […]

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