Calling all election candidates – avoid political jargon and use plain English

With the general election set for Saturday 8 February, we will be hearing a lot more about fresh mandates, manifestos, swing voters, fiscal space, building an Ireland for all and a future to look forward to – but not before the Government is dissolved – just like an aspirin! In response to all this jargon, we at […]

Early Election Expected – Statement by Michael Lowry T.D.

Statement by Michael Lowry T.D. My assessment of the present political circumstances leads me to the firm conclusion that the current Dail will not be given an opportunity to debate a confidence motion in Health Minister Simon Harris. Dail procedures dictate that this confidence motion will not be heard until February 5th.  I expect the Taoiseach will exercise […]

Our First Victory! Beware of the Risen People – Seamus Healy TD

Our First Victory! Beware of the Risen People – Seamus Healy TD Statement by Seamus Healy TD “OUR FIRST VICTORY! BEWARE OF THE RISEN PEOPLE Whatever way Charlie Flanagan and the government or the media wish to present today’s capitulation on the RIC commemoration, it is a definite victory for people power. Sincere thanks to […]

Government U-Turn on RIC Commemoration a victory against appalling political arrogance – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision of the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, to defer the proposed state commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister Flanagan was forced into the humiliating political climbdown following significant national outrage at the planned event: “This is a victory against the […]

RIC Commemoration betrays the depths of Fine Gael’s identity crisis – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the proposed State commemoration for members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) who were killed during the War of Independence as a significant act of cultural and historical insensitivity. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Mayors of Clare, Galway City and the Lord Mayor […]

Tusla response to crèche findings ‘wholly inadequate and shocking’ – Ciara McCormack

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Tiobraid Árann has said that Tusla’s appearance at the Oireachtas Committee today left further questions around accountability for the safety of Children in the early years sector. The Sinn Féin TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Kathleen Funchion was speaking after the Committee meeting which was convened following the recent RTÉ Primetime Investigates programme. […]

Hundreds of Gardaí in administrative work while drug epidemic spirals – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, and the Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, to immediately escalate the deployment of hundreds of Gardaí currently assigned to administrative and office duties. Deputy McGrath was speaking as concern around the scale of the drug epidemic in the Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel areas continues […]

Tipperary County Council must justify poor draw down on Roads Grants – Máirín McGrath

Cahir local electoral area candidate, Máirín McGrath has called on the Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council, to provide a reason as to why the Local Authority has yet to draw down a single euro of the €2.2 million allocated to it under the Roads Restoration/Maintenance Grant for 2019. Máirín was speaking after the information […]

Europe in the palm of your hand: launch of a Citizens’ App

A new mobile application, designed by the European Parliament to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available.   With one eye on the upcoming European elections, the Citizens’ App enables everyone, everywhere to check the EU’s achievements, ongoing work, and future goals as well […]

Some Calculation on Tax Relief Backing Seamus Healy’s Budget Speech

by Paddy Healy on behalf of Seamus Healy TD The Minister says his income tax and USC measures are to “ease the burden on those and low and middle incomes.”  This is a deliberate Falsehood on the part of the Minister Because of the band system for Income Tax and USC, the richer income recipients( […]

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