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 […]

Tánaiste Joan Burton TD reneges on promise to Lone Parents.

Deputy Seamus Healy has called on Minister Alan Kelly TD and Minister Tom Hayes TD to insist that Tánaiste Joan Burton TD keeps her promise to withdraw changes for Lone Parents due on 2nd July next. When Minister Burton first announced these changes’, she promised in April 2012 not to proceed with them unless affordable […]

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 […]

Details Required from Minister Reilly on Childcare

Seamus Healy TD, has stated that in view of the fact that from July 2, 2015 single parents of children over 7 years of age will be required to participate in activation measures outside the home in order to receive the full job seekers transition payment , will he provide free child care outside of […]

Seamus Healy:Minister Dr Reilly Warns of Health Dangers in Eirgrid Project –Cynical Government Postponement Of Decision on Project until after Local Elections

Press Statement by Seamus Healy TD  087-2802199 Minister Dr Reilly Warns of Health Dangers in Eirgrid Project –Cynical Government Postponement Of Decision on Project until after Local Elections When the East –West Inter-Connector was being built, Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly in a letter to Minister for Energy Pat Rabitte said: “ As a […]

Healy Welcomes Eirgrid’s Extension of Consultation Deadline

Statement by Seamus Healy TD I wish to welcome the extension of the deadline for submissions to Eirgrid concerning its  proposal to ditribute electricity via high voltage overhead lines strung between huge pylons. In my recent Leaders Question to the Tánaiste, I requested such an extension. I also called for these lines to be placed underground. However,I am […]

Labour Party Oireachtas Members Have Deserted The Great Labour Movement Traditions – Healy

The Labour Party representatives  in the Oireachtas from Co Tipperary have voted to cut the pay and pensions and worsen the conditions of public servants by Law. Minister Alan Kelly and Senator Denis Landy have voted to give the government power to remove supervision and substitution allowances of teachers and to increase their duties. Hard […]

Tipperary TD Seamus Healy Speaks On European Austerity Policies in Dail

Labour Party Minister of State at Foreign Affairs, Joe Costelloe has admitted in the Dáil that Ireland is a very wealthy country. Speaking in response to Seamus Healy, he said: “under the international human development index, the rating of country wealth, Ireland ranks seventh out of 187 countries” and this in the middle of a […]

Workers and Unemployed Action Group Leaves United Left Alliance

Workers and Unemployed Action Group (South Tipperary) at its Annual General Meeting has unanimously decided to withdraw from the United Left Alliance. WUAG will continue to campaign against government austerity, cuts in public services , against  the household charge/property tax and  for fair taxation including a wealth tax and  higher taxes on the incomes  of […]

Government Jobs Policy Has Failed – Healy

Responding to the latest CSO figures on numbers at work South Tipperary TD Seamus Healy of the Workers and Unemployed Action Group and United Left Alliance said: “On March 31, 2012 the Fg/Lab government was over one year in office. In that time, government policy has led to destruction of 18,100 more jobs than were […]

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