Victims of crime deserve fairer sentences for crime committed against them – McCormack

The Judicial Council Bill containing Sinn Féin proposals on Sentencing Guidelines passed through the Dáil last week, speaking on the bill, Ciara McCormack said: “Sinn Féin have been working on their contribution towards this Bill for a long time. “These will offer much needed changes to reform sentencing in the state. “If implemented as envisaged, […]

Waiting Times at Rape Crisis Centre Shameful – McCormack

A substantial increase in waiting times for rape crisis counselling has been condemned as shameful and unacceptable by Sinn Féin general election candidate Ciara McCormack. Speaking on the issue, McCormack said: “Waiting times at rape crisis centres across the state have increaesed, however funding has remained stagnant. “At the Midwest Rape Crisis Centre which serves […]

Public events week to raise awareness around drugs misuse and addiction – Ciara McCormack

A range of public meetings centred around drugs and substance misuse will be hosted by Sinn Féin candidate Ciara McCormack, on the week beginning 4th March. Speaking on the events, McCormack said: “In recent months, drug use and availably have come in for increased attention. “Rather than improving, issues such as drug abuse and addiction […]

Government’s Midwest Regional Enterprise Plan all PR no Substance – Sinn Féin

Last week the Government unveiled a much-vaunted new enterprise plan for the Midwest region, however Sinn Féin have expressed much scepticism about the contents of this initiative. Sinn Féin general election candidate, Ciara McCormack, and local election candidates for Nenagh and Roscrea, Damien O’ Donoghue and Michael Donovan have stated that this plan will offer […]

Council need to take more proactive steps to protect Suir from plastic waste – McCormack

The latest studies on plastics in our rivers and marines makes for alarming reading and requires a robust response according to Sinn Féin election candidate Ciara McCormack. New research from Irish scientists indicates that plastic pollution in freshwater and marine ecosystems are much more pervasive than previously thought. “Ireland is ranked the second worst in […]

JobPath Dead End Needs to Be Put To an End – McCormack

Last week the Dáil voted to back Sinn Féin’s motion to end referrals to the JobPath scheme. Speaking on the result, Sinn Féin general election candidate, Ciara McCormack, stated that the scheme brought little dividend to Tipperary and needs to be scrapped. “As a labour activation scheme, JobPath has been a total failure. “Initially introduced […]

Bad day for vulture funds

Sinn Fein’s Ciara McCormack, general election candidate for Tipperary and local election candidate for the Thurles LEA along with Nenagh LEA party rep Damien O’ Donoghue have both welcomed the passing of the ‘No consent, no sale’ bill in the Dáil last week. This bill will force banks seek the permission of the borrower before […]

McCormack Calls For Local Community Policing

In the past few months the issue of the prevalence of drug dealing in our communities and particularly it’s affects on our youth has finally come to the fore. This has been followed with a call to tackle escalating crime and anti social behaviour. Speaking on the issue during Mary Lou McDonald’s recent visit to […]

Ciara McCormack selected to represent Sinn Féin for the Thurles Local Election Area

The Sinn Féin selection convention for the Thurles Local Election Area took place on Friday night last in Hayes Hotel in Liberty Square, Thurles. The convention was uncontested following Cllr Doran’s shock resignation from the party on social media on the eve of convention on Thursday evening. Ciara Mc Cormack was selected by the local […]

Government’s cavalier attitude to GPs ‘crippling primary care’ – Ciara McCormack

Sinn Féin General election candidate Ciara McCormack has accused the government of having a cavalier attitude to GPs because of their refusal to reverse cuts to primary care. McCormack said: “General Practitioners are the cornerstone of our primary care services. Primary care is the front line of our health service and deals with the bulk […]

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