Government’s Midwest Regional Enterprise Plan all PR no Substance – Sinn Féin

Last week the Government unveiled a much-vaunted new enterprise plan for the Midwest region, however Sinn Féin have expressed much scepticism about the contents of this initiative. Sinn Féin general election candidate, Ciara McCormack, and local election candidates for Nenagh and Roscrea, Damien O’ Donoghue and Michael Donovan have stated that this plan will offer […]

Immense importance of Soloheadbeg still resonates today

Sinn Féin were delighted to pay their tributes to the bravery and valour of the Volunteers of the 3rd Tipperary Brigade who engaged British Crown forces at Soloheadbeg one hundred years ago this week. Sinn Féin general election candidate Ciara McCormack applauded the event organisers and all those who turned up: “The central importance of […]

Government negligence has forced nurses and midwives into strike action – McCormack

The decision of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation to declare for 24-hour strike is not one taken lightly but is necessary according to Sinn Féin general election candidate Ciara McCormack. McCormack stated: “The government have been very neglectful of our nurses and midwives, and for too long their goodwill has been abused. “And it […]

Insurance industry narrative on premiums doesn’t add up – McCormack

Ciara McCormack, Sinn Féin general election candidate for Tipperary, has challenged the assertion by the Minister of State, Michael D’Arcy, that insurance premiums are high because of the amount paid out on claims: “In the last few weeks, politicians and representatives of the insurance industry sat before the Oireachtas Financial Committee to deliberate the cost […]

Government’s cavalier attitude to GPs ‘crippling primary care’ – Ciara McCormack

Sinn Féin General election candidate Ciara McCormack has accused the government of having a cavalier attitude to GPs because of their refusal to reverse cuts to primary care. McCormack said: “General Practitioners are the cornerstone of our primary care services. Primary care is the front line of our health service and deals with the bulk […]

Tipperary will suffer from Budget 2019 failure to prioritise investment and public services – Ciara McCormack

Ciara McCormack, Sinn Féin general election candidate for Tipperary, has commented on the government’s budget proposals and Sinn Féin’s own costed alternative. Despite being ten years on since the banking crisis of 2008, much of Ireland is still left behind from the government’s two-tier recovery model. “As with all budgets, this budget is about choices. […]

Rise in Tipperary rents reconfirms escalating costs for tenants

Sinn Féin general election candidate for Tipperary, Ciara McCormack has expressed her concerns at the latest rent spike in Tipperary, as confirmed by the latest report from the Residential Tenancies Board for the second quarter of 2018.   “The latest report from the Residential Tenancies Board show that rents continue to spiral out of control. […]

IDA underinvestment in Tipperary demonstrates hollow level of economic recovery in the region – McCormack

Recent figures released by the Minister for Jobs and Enterprise, Heather Humphreys, in relation to IDA job creation underscores the level of neglect of Tipperary and the deep structural economic problems that the county faces. Sinn Féin candidate for Tipperary Ciara McCormack notes that the figures bring into focus the state’s two-tier economic policy which […]