The politics of perpetual protest will only lead to paralysis – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has strongly challenged the unwillingness of political parties and groupings within the Dáil to engage in a more pragmatic and constructive manner ahead of the formation of a new government. Deputy McGrath went on to support the proposal of Independent TD Denis Naughten who has advocated for a consensus around the […]

February 2016 now odds on to see General Election

After previous reports of an election looming before the end of 2015, it now looks like it may be February next year when we head to the polls. Initially November 2015 was red hot at 1/3 to see an election take place, but following a fairly uplifting Budget on Tuesday the odds have drifted out […]

Latest Irish Water farce must force Kelly resignation – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly now has no other reasonable option but to resign following the latest major embarrassment in relation to Irish Water. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) ordered Irish Water to restore performance related bonuses that the Minister had […]

Banking Failure has Cost every Tipperary person over €8,980

Speech By Seamus Healy TD in support of Ballyhea Motion callin on Government to ask EU to cancel the Promissory Note Debt  Tuesday Nov 26   Banking Failure has Cost every Tipperary person over €8,980     Deputy Seamus Healy:     Debt is the single biggest issue facing the citizens of this country. I publicly congratulate the “Ballyhea Says No” […]

Healy Accuses Taoiseach-Your Cuts to Fuel Allowances are causing extra premature eaths in winter

During his Question to the Taoiseach to-Day Seamus Healy TD for the Technical Group, accuse the government of causing extra additional winter deaths by cutting fuel allowances and free heating units Before your Government reduced the heating period by 6 weeks Research, publicly funded by  Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)  and directed by […]

Sinn Fein prepares for next Election in Co Tipperary

Sinn Féin’s preparations for the next local, European and general elections stepped up a gear this week as the party voted to amalgamate its North and South Tipperary Comhairle Ceanntair into one body which will cover the entire county. The amalgamation took place last Sunday in Cashel. 50 delegates from all over Tipperary voted unanimously […]

United Left Alliance rejects Austerity Treaty and calls for No vote in referendum

The ULA today rejected the Austerity Treaty as a bankers treaty, in continuity with the bank bailouts already made, and an attack on the living standards of ordinary people and the public services on which we depend. The ULA demands a full public debate on the treaty and will vigorously campaign for a ‘no’ vote […]

Household tax the first step to property and water taxes

The Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes has claimed that Government plans to introduce water taxes by 2014 mean that ordinary households will be hit with stealth taxes of 1000+ euro within two years when the combined cost of water tax and property tax are taken into account. The Campaign challenged Minister Hogan’s contention that […]

Our state obsession with deferring to others is killing this country – Letters

Ireland as a country has had an obsession with deferring power to others so that we can blame everyone else for our own problems. Before this state was formed we liked to defer to the British(some still dream of the return of British rule) we then deferred to the Catholic church and now thanks to […]

Call on Alan Kelly and Noel Coonan not to cut Child Benefit

by Séamie Morris Alan Kelly and Noel Coonan should explain why they broke their promise to the people of North Tipperary. On Tuesday and Wednesday last 29thand 30th November 2011 in the Dail, Sinn Féin TDs moved a motion calling on the Government not to cut child benefit and other social welfare payments in next […]

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