Minister Martin reflects on a year of momentum across Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media sectors

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill enacted   Basic Income Scheme for 2000 Artists launched   Record €166.6m Sports Capital Funding    €30 million continued additional funding to support tourism development and new attractions    Additional funding to ensure the vibrancy of our Gaeltacht communities in the digital age   New dedicated Children’s Channel to […]

Yet another Minister displays government ignorance on the plight of Tipp Town – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the latest government reply to the levels of employment deprivation in Tipperary Town and West Tipperary as deeply disturbing. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he raised the matter during Priority Questions to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, earlier today: “In the last ten days we […]

New Minister Alan Kelly could give lifeline to LEADER

Tipperary Sinn Féin spokesperson Cllr Seamus Morris has welcomed the appointment of Alan Kelly as Minister for the Environment as it gives the Labour minister the chance to repeal some of the right-wing laws and decisions enacted by the previous minister, Phil Hogan. Cllr Morris said “The Local Property Tax has imposed a burden on […]

The Source welcomes the appointment of Mary Hanafin as minister for tourism, culture and sport

The Source Arts Centre welcomes the appointment of Mary Hanafin as the new Minister for the Arts (renamed Culture). The local connection is one to be celebrated, naturally, but her work to date makes her appointment one to be applauded. Minister Hanafin’s professional record to date incorporates work as a teacher of Irish and History, […]