Taoiseach Confirms Revised Mobility Transport And Allowance Schemes Far From Ready – Mattie McGrath.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State for Disabilities Finian McGrath to immediately prioritise government efforts to introduce a revised version of both the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant Schemes. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, confirmed to him during the Dáil Order of Business yesterday that […]

Ireland Now Second Most Expensive EU Country – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to immediately address the skyrocketing cost of accessing consumer goods and services within the state. Deputy McGrath was speaking after an analysis performed by Eurostat showed that Irish prices for a broad cross-section of consumer goods and services were the second highest in the […]

Fianna Fail Threats To Silence Smaller Dáil Groups Is Obvious Power Grab – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has accused the leader of Fianna Fail, Michael Martin, of trying to reintroduce the parliamentary dominance of the two main political parties. Deputy McGrath was speaking as Mr Martin confirmed that he has sought support from incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to severely limit the speaking times of smaller groups like the […]

9% Increase In HSE Managers While South Tipp Psychology Services Suspended – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that confirmation of the ever expanding number of HSE Managers will lead to significant frustration and anger among parents and service users in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Irish Independent confirmed that there were 1,445 HSE Managers within the system in 2016 – an 8.9pc increase […]

National Housing Co-Op Bill Has Potential To Radically Resolve Mortgage Crisis – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he will be seeking immediate cross party support for a private members bill aimed at establishing an off-balance sheet National Housing Co-Operative whose sole intention will be keeping families in mortgage distress in their homes. The National Housing Co-Op Bill 2017, which has already been submitted to the office […]

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 […]

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