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 […]

Council Must Urgently Revise Carrick-On-Suir Parking Plans – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on Carrick-on-Suir Municipal Council to immediately suspend plans to revise the current parking arrangements in the town. Deputy McGrath was speaking as frustration continues to develop among retailers and business owners over proposals to remove or reconfigure a significant number of parking spaces within the town: “Proposals to change […]

Good Friday Agreement Not Honoured By Forgetting Key Players – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on both the government and the Fianna Fail party to give significantly more prominence to those who were instrumental in bringing about the Good Friday Agreement, but who now seem to be excluded from the current political debate on the issue. Deputy McGrath was speaking after former government adviser, Dr. Martin […]

Prioritise Resident Irish Passport Applications – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, to urgently prioritise passport applications from Irish citizens who are resident within the state. Deputy McGrath was speaking as frustration continues to mount at the severe processing backlog within the passport system: “While I accept that there has been higher than […]

Prolonged Wet And Cold Weather Means A Full Blown Fodder Crisis – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to urgently clarify what additional measures he is taking in order to offset the crippling fodder crisis that is afflicting the farming sector. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he called on the Minister to provide details about the […]

95th General Liam Lynch Memorial Mass

The 95th General Liam Lynch Memorial Mass will take place in Newcastle Church on Sunday, 8th April 2018. The schedule of events will be as follows, 12 noon: Rising of the Tri-colour at Tigh na nDaoine, Community House, proceed to Newcastle Church for 12.30pm Mass celebrated by Fr. Gareth Desmond, PP followed by refreshments in […]

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