‘These elections are a referendum on austerity’ – Delaney

Sinn Féin local election candidate Joan Delaney has called the elections on Friday a referendum on austerity.  The people of Roscrea/Templemore/Thurles have a choice on the 23rd of May. That choice is between parties who imposed cuts to child benefit, medical cards and carers allowance, who have burdened property tax and water charges on already […]

Government must act on Medical Card Situation – Delaney

Sinn Fein candidate for the Templemore/Thurles area Joan Delaney has called on the government parties to support a Sinn Féin private members motion in the Dáil this week to reverse the cuts to discretionary medical cards imposed in the HSE 2014 Service Plan.   “The number of people being granted or holding on to discretionary […]

Delaney calls closure of Council offices in Roscrea and Templemore ‘a blow’ to the towns

Joan Delaney, Sinn Féin local election candidate has called the impending closure of the council offices in Roscrea and Templemore a blow to these small towns. Mrs Delaney the candidate for the local elections in the Roscrea/ Templemore/Thurles area said ” even though the range of services these offices offered has been reduced in recent […]

Delaney calls for investment in rural towns

Joan Delaney the Sinn Féin local election candidate for Roscrea, Templemore/ Thurles area has called for an increase in investment for the towns in the electoral area. Taking Roscrea as an example Mrs Delaney said “It isn’t that long ago when Roscrea had hundreds employed in  meat processing plants, or when the Offray ribbon factory  and Antigen attracted […]

Government seems intent on shutting Roscrea down – Delaney

Sinn Féin candidate Joan Delaney slams Government.  A down grading of both Roscrea and Templemore Garda stations has been hinted at over the past number of years. It is now a reality, with Gardaí from Roscrea switched to Nenagh and Gardaí from Templemore switched to Thurles, under the Policing Programme 2013. Roscrea is now part […]

Commemoration Ceremony in Roscrea

A large crowd gathered in Roscrea on Sunday the 23rd of January, despite the inclement weather, to commemorate four republicans, who were shot in front of a Free State firing squad on the 15th January 1923 .  The four were Frederick Burke, Ileigh, Martin O’Shea, Borrisoleigh, Pat Russell, Thurles, and Patrick McNamara, Ballina. All were […]