Climate experts’ manifesto analysis shows bigger parties most off track on climate action

The One Future Campaign has published analysis that finds the three parties leading in the opinion polls have the weakest and vaguest promises on climate action in their manifestos. The campaign – backed by dozens of local and national groups from the women’s, youth, faith, environmental and overseas aid sectors – asked three independent climate […]

Confirmation from Minister – Dáil Election in the Tipperary Constituency to be held on 8 February 2020

Mr Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government made a special difficulty order this evening (5 February, 2020) in respect of the general election 2020. The making of the special difficulty order means that the election in Tipperary will now proceed on the same day as all other constituencies – on 8 February […]

General Election candidates to meet Tipperary disability groups on 31st January

A group of well-known disability charities who form The Disability Action Coalition, are inviting all General Election candidates in Tipperary to an important meeting in Irish Wheelchair Association’s service in Tipperary Town where they will be asked to commit to secure funding for disability services by the next Government. The Tipperary meeting is only one […]

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 […]

Morris says future of Tipperary water resources under threat

Sinn Féin’s Tipperary General Election candidate Cllr. Séamie Morris has said that the future of Tipperary’s water resources and the protection of our ground water for future generations has is now in question. He was speaking on the issue ahead of the mass mobilization on Saturday by Right2Water Ireland. Cllr Morris said: “The Irish Water […]

USI calls on all Political Parties to Commit to Mental Health Reform before the General Election

The Union of Students in Ireland is calling on all political parties to commit to mental health reform and suicide prevention before the General Election. The number of students reporting mental health issues has increased, but as a result of hiring restrictions most colleges can’t afford to hire extra counselling staff to meet the demand. Research by […]

Support for any Government strictly conditional on red line issues – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has clarified reports that he is willing to support a joint party government after the election. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he was asked by Tipp FM Radio if he would consider supporting such an arrangement after February 26th: “I made it very clear in my statement that my support for […]

Poll highlights that Irish likely to vote for politician who has engaged them on Social Media

As the General Election was announced, Samantha Kelly, co-creator of the upcoming Social Media Summit, has revealed that most people (53%) would be more likely to vote for a politician who has engaged them on Social Media. The TEDx speaker (see video below) and Ireland’s own tweeting goddess (@tweetingGoddess) ran the Twitter poll, which attracted […]

Morris calls for public to support Sinn Féin vision, says Ireland at crossroads in time

Sinn Féin’s Tipperary General Election candidate Cllr. Séamie Morris has called on the public to realise that Sinn Féin’s progressive vision for society is the best option to achieve the ideals of the Republic. He was speaking after Taoiseach Enda Kenny dissolved the 31st Dáil this morning and announced Friday, February 26th as the date […]

Young people in South Tipperary urged to register in time for General Election

1221 young people in South Tipperary have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote Deadline for supplementary register may be as soon as 8th February The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County South Tipperary to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a […]

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