Appeal to Young Tipperary Voters to ‘Shake-Up The System’ on Friday

A high turnout of young Tipperary voters in Friday’s local and European elections can help ‘shake up the system’ and ensure young people’s voices are better represented in political decision making. That’s the view of campaigner, charity founder and former member of the Council of State, Ruairí McKiernan, who is appealing to young voters to […]

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 […]

Minister must place moratorium on Boundary Committee recommendations – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, John Paul Phelan to place an immediate moratorium on the recommendations of the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee. Deputy McGrath was speaking as frustration and anger continues to mount among local representatives within the county following the decision […]

Young People Could Vote In 20198 Elections

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has called on Senators to support the extension of voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds. If passed, a Bill to be debated in the Seanad, would allow over 126,000 young people to vote in […]

‘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 […]

15,040 young people in Tipperary aged 18-25 eligible to vote in elections

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the news that 4,498 new voters have been added to the supplementary register in Tipperary since February. They will now have the right to vote in the upcoming European and local elections on Friday May 23rd. Earlier this year NYCI launched Pledge2reg, a nationwide initiative to […]

Rates on vacant businesses continue to cripple local trade – Martin Lonergan

Cahir/Clonmel Local election candidate Martin Lonergan has said he will work vigorously to ensure that local businesses who continue to endure punitive levels of rates payments on vacant premises will have a strong voice on Tipperary County Council. Mr Lonergan was speaking after the matter was continuously raised at the local level as a source […]

Tipperary Council Election Candidate Martin Lonergan Releases Campaign Song

Martin Lonergan, the non-party, independent candidate working with Mattie McGrath TD in the Clonmel/Cahir LEA has released an election anthem to encourage people to vote for him in the upcoming local elections on May 23rd. The video of the song which was published on on 6th May has had over 10,000 views by today (Fri […]

Seamus Morris Election Launch

Before a huge crowd last Saturday night in the Hibernian Inn Nenagh Sinn Féincouncillor Seamus Morris thanked his family, election team, supporters and the numerous messages of support he received. Cllr Morris outlined his council record and the fact that he made 2700 representations on behalf of the public. Seamus continued “Also the battle won […]

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 […]

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