If Mobile Phone Coverage Is This Bad, What Hope Is There For Broadband – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten to urgently investigate what measures his Department can take to combat increasingly poor mobile phone coverage. Deputy McGrath was speaking as frustration continues to grow in large parts of rural Ireland where consistent and reliable mobile coverage is practically non-existent: “Many of […]

Electronic Tagging Of Offenders Allowed Since 2007 But Never Brought Into Force – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald to clarify why it has taken 10 years to enforce a provision of the Criminal Justice Act that sanctions the use of electronic tagging. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister replied to his Parliamentary Question regarding the […]

Minister Must Urgently Expand Support For Senior Alert Scheme Pendant Alarms – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has written to the Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar to urge him to expand the provision of Pendant Alarms to the elderly, particularly those in rural Ireland. Deputy McGrath was speaking as investigations continue into the savage attack and robbery of an elderly couple in Roscrea: “The events this week […]

25 Tipperary Schools To Share In €47 Million Summer Works Scheme – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is delighted to confirm that The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton will today announce the provision of €47 Million through the Summer Works Scheme, to provide for major improvements in primary and post primary schools, 25 of which are in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking […]

Tipperary Projects To Share In Energy Efficiency Grants – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten that a number of energy efficiency projects in County Tipperary are set to receive significant levels of funding under the 2017 Better Energy Communities Projects Scheme(BEC). Deputy McGrath was speaking as projects like the Energy Communities […]

Proposed Ward Closure In Cashel May Have Detrimental Effect On South Tipp General – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is deeply concerned about proposals to close St Michael’s Ward in St Patrick’s Hospital Cashel as well as the subsequent knock on effects it may have for other facilities in the region. Deputy McGrath was speaking as fears increase that over a dozen beds will become unavailable at […]

C&C Group’s Resistance To Fair Redundancy Package Is Totally Unacceptable – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the management of the C&C Group to rethink their refusal to offer between forty and fify C&C Gleeson employees who work in the commercial side of the business the same redundancy terms as those obtained by fellow employees in the manufacturing division. Deputy McGrath was speaking as approximately […]

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 […]

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