Tonight’s Meeting on Housing and Homelessness in Clonmel to be addressed by Mike Allen, Director Of Advocacy, Focus Ireland – Seamus Healy

This Christmas morning over 3,000 children will wake up in hotel bedrooms and bed and Breakfast accommodation. Successive governments including Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Labour Party stopped local authorities building social houses. They handed social housing over to private developers and the private market. As a result, we have a National Housing and Homelessness […]

South Tipperary General Hospital Press Statement – Save Our Acute Hospital Services Committee

The Save Our Acute Hospital Services Committee welcomes the long awaited approval for the construction of a 40 bed modular inpatient unit at South Tipperary General Hospital announced by the Minister for Health last Friday. The announcement is the culmination of almost 2 years work and pressure by the Committee, patients and their families, hospital […]

Seamus Healy TD calls for Strike to stop hundreds of evictions of Tipp Families facing Repossession

Seamus Healy TD: Yesterday’s statement by the Taoiseach confirms that this Government will persist with its disastrous housing policy. It is now obvious that a one-day general strike will be necessary to bring this Government to its senses. Listen Live To Seamus’ Dail Speech  https://youtu.be/UKRKNPEeIAA Tipperary homeowner says his ‘back is to wall’ as hundreds […]

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 […]

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