Bill to Ban Fracking Passes through the Oireachtas

Today’s passing of the historic Bill to ban onshore fracking is a great victory for local campaigners and a boost for the global climate movement, Ireland’s leading environmental organisation has said. The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will now move on to the President for signing after passing […]

Burton’s Cover-Up of Cruel Cuts and Broken Promises To Lone Parents

Tánaiste Joan Burton’s reply to Seamus Healy’s parliamentary Question calling for the reversal of Lone Parent Cuts is a tissue of deception and political spin. The reply of the Minister does not directly deal with her promise, on the record of the Dáil, that the changes to be introduced would not proceed unless a child […]

Sewerage Blockages Causing Huge Distress

Seamus Healy TD has stated that Irish Water’s refusal to clean sewerage blockages is causing huge distress and financial cuts to individuals and families across the County. Prior to the establishment of Irish Water, local authorities cleared sewerage blockages on a prevention and emergency basis. Irish Water now claim that it is no longer responsible […]

Irish Language Commissioner Speaks About Opportunities and Challenges Facing Language in Nenagh

With a resurgent interest in the Irish language through the establishment of TG4, the development of Gaelscoileanna and the recent publication of the Governnment’s 20-year strategy which aims to have 250,000 people speaking Irish on a daily basis by 2030, the Language Commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin looks at the issues involved in protecting and promoting […]