Tipperary Conradh na Gaeilge seeks TD support for plan

Conradh na Gaeilge members from Tipperary met with Mattie McGrath TD in Dublin to ask for support for an Irish Language and Gaeltacht Investment Plan which could create 2,000 new jobs. A ten-hour clinic at Buswells Hotel saw Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha, Leas-Ardrúnaí Chonradh na Gaeilge, meet with Deputy McGrath to voice concerns around Irish language […]

Minister Creed must support Independent farmer representation at beef talks – Mattie McGrath TD, Carol Nolan TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath and Independent Offaly TD, Carol Nolan, have called on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to facilitate the inclusion of Independent Farmer representatives in any future talks on the beef crisis. The call by the TD’s comes after it emerged that three independent farmer representatives were denied access to discussions aimed […]

More Garda Stations closed in Tipperary than whole of Dublin combined – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is calling on the Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, to outline his plans to substantially increase the number and availability of Gardaí in the Tipperary Division. Deputy McGrath was speaking after it was confirmed to him in a parliamentary reply that Tipperary has seen the closure of 7 Garda […]

EU Beef Trade Deal an act of financial treachery against Irish agriculture – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the proposed trade agreement between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the Mercosur group of countries (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil) will shatter any faith that the EU has the best interests of Irish farming at heart. Deputy McGrath was speaking after all of the major farming organisations, the […]

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 […]

Minister’s statement on Thurles Post Office full of contradictions – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the reasons provided by the Minister for Communications, Richard Bruton, as to why he cannot intervene in the decision to move Thurles Post Office from Liberty Square to Thurles Shopping Centre, do not stand up to scrutiny. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister confirmed on Tipp FM that […]

Clarity on Nursing Home fees welcome but too late for thousands – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed confirmation that greater transparency on how so called ‘Top-Up’ fees are calculated for Nursing Home residents is set to be introduced. Deputy McGrath was speaking as The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) prepares to launch its guidance on legally binding guidelines for contracts of care in nursing homes: […]

Inexcusable delay by Ambulance Service grounding Community Helicopter – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the National Ambulance Service (NAS) must provide an immediate explanation as to why it has yet to make its recommendation on the commencement of operations for the Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance (ICRR). Deputy McGrath was speaking as the ICRR, whose base in Co. Cork, released a […]

Tipperary County Council refuse rates reduction for Tipp Town Businesses – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said there is widespread frustration among business owners and operators in Tipperary Town following confirmation from the Local Authority’s Head of Finance that the Council is not in a position to apply a reduction in chargeable rates. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he requested the application of a reduction in […]

HSE overpricing threatening sustainability of entire Fair Deal Scheme- Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that he has written to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee to investigate why the HSE is charging multiples of the cost of Private Nursing Home care to elderly patients in public and HSE run Nursing Home facilities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after claims have emerged that the HSE is […]

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