Water Charges Can Now Be Phased back in to Operation over Time, Probably After the Next General Election! – Seamus Healy TD

Fianna Fáil have voted against several amendments to the recommendations on water charges which Fianna Fáil, itself, proposed last week. On all key row-back amendments, the Labour Party, the Greens and Noel Grealish (IND) voted with FF and Fine Gael at the Committee Then the Labour Party and the Greens, hard-line supporters of charging for water […]

Healy Tells Taoiseach – Hands off our Bus Service – Give Tipperary a Fair Crack of the Whip

Speaking at Leaders Questions in the Dáil on 21st  Feb Deputy Healy said   “All citizens have a right to a satisfactory and good-quality public transport service. It is the duty of the State to ensure that such a service is provided. It cannot and must not be left to market forces.   Members of […]

Tipperary Residents Are Entitled To The Same Public Transport Service as the People In The Ministers Constituency – Seamus Healy TD

The attack on Bus Éireann workers is a deliberate and vicious assault, not only on their pay but on their conditions. . It is attack on all workers, whether they be in the public or the private sector, and it is the thin end of the wedge for privatisation. The company must and will be […]

Seamus Healy TD calls for an end to evictions and formal declaration of a housing emergency

Speech on Planning Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Bill 2016 From Official Dáil Record  07/12/2016 Deputy Seamus Healy: In the short time available to me, I will address in the main the residential tenancy aspects of the Bill. The Bill is a pretence. It purports to give protection to tenants when properties in which there are […]

Another 100 Tipperary Homes to Be Repossessed? Healy urges Tipp TDs not to support Courts Bill 2016

Government owned banks (AIB, PTSB, and EBS) and other lenders have been seeking repossession of approximately 100 Tipperary homes every month in the past year. A similar number of family homes will be threatened with eviction before Christmas.  In the New Year, this will be augmented by evictions of private tenants if the Courts Bill […]

Healy condemns shocking eviction attempt and compliments Anti Eviction Taskforce

Seamus Healy TD speaking in the Dail about the housing and homelessness crisis has spoken out about an attempted eviction in Clonlara, Co. Clare.  He has called for an investigation into the activities of all security companies involved as several issues have been raised as to the legality of their actions. In his speech (see […]

Budget 2017 – Deeply Unfair and Socially Divisive – Seamus Healy TD

Statement by Deputy Seamus Healy T.D. In his Budget Statement, the Minister, Deputy Donohoe, told us the budget will create a fairer society. This is dishonest claptrap. The budget maintains and widens the rich-poor gap in our society. Under the tax and the universal social charge changes alone, the wealthiest 5% of people in our […]

Sack Noonan says Healy

Deputy Seamus Healy has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. to sack Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Minister Noonan directed Nama to accelerate sales of assets in a weak market, costing the state and the Irish people billions, Project Eagle was but one example. Furthermore he refused to stop the sale of Project Eagle when […]

Healy – South Tipperary General Hospital urgently needs 40 additional beds to rescue patients from trolley chaos at the hospital

South Tipperary General Hospital urgently needs 40 additional beds to rescue patients from trolley chaos at the hospital. These additional beds are absolutely essential and would make a huge difference for patients and staff. The Winter Health Service Initiative of the Government is generally disappointing. It is particularly so as regarding extra beds at South […]

Apple – Healy only Tipperary TD to vote against Government Motion

Seamus Healy TD was the only Tipperary TD To Vote Against The Government Motion To Appeal the Award of 13 billion Plus Interest to Ireland in Corporation Tax at the Special Sitting of Dáil Eireann. Deputy Healy said “I am proud to have voted against the return of in excess of 13 billion Euro to […]

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