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Tesco Ireland callously withdraws support for families of severely disabled children – Mattie McGrath

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIndependent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the head of Tesco Ireland to immediately reinstate collection points for a charity which campaigns for the rights of children diagnosed with severe life limiting conditions. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Tesco Ireland removed one of its Blue Chip Community Fund collection points following a single complaint from a ...

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“EPA confirms Tipperary remains ‘High Priority’ for Radon gas reductions,” Mattie McGrath

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIndependent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten to introduce a grant support for residents of counties deemed ‘High Priority’ with respect to excessive Radon gas emissions. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that County Tipperary remains an area of significant ...

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“Government set to clarify concerns around composition of Citizen’s Assembly,” Mattie McGrath

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIndependent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Pascal Donohoe that concerns around the composition of the Citizens Assembly will be investigated by the Department of the Taoiseach. Deputy McGrath was speaking during a Topical Issue debate where he raised the issue of a democratic deficit at the heart ...

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Another 100 Tipperary Homes to Be Repossessed this month?

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberSeamus Healy, TD has shown that Government owned banks (AIB, PTSB, and EBS) and other lenders have been seeking repossession of approximately 100 Tipperary homes every month in the past year. A similar number of family homes will be threatened with eviction before Christmas. In the New Year, this will be augmented by evictions of private ...

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McGrath calls on new voters to register before Friday

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIndependent TD Mattie McGrath has encouraged all eligible residents in County Tipperary to ensure that they are listed on the Draft Register of Electors. Deputy McGrath was speaking ahead of the deadline for inclusion on the Register which is reached this Friday November 25th: “It is vitally important for everyone to take a few minutes to ...

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Lonergan calls for ring fenced funding for Local Authority Houses

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIndependent County Councillor for Clonmel Borough District, Cllr. Martin Lonergan has called on the Local Authority to ring fence funding for the upgrade of windows, doors and heating systems in County Council owned houses. His call came at Tipperary County Councils Budget meeting which was held recently in Nenagh. Commenting after the meeting Cllr Lonergan said, ...

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Government and all Party support likely for Post Office Motion,” McGrath

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIndependent TD Mattie McGrath has indicated that the Private Members Motion on the future of the Post Office Network which is being brought forward by the Rural Technical Group will receive almost unanimous support from all parties in the Dáil later today. Deputy McGrath, who was speaking at a press conference organised by the Rural Technical ...

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Tipperary TDs believe they should get pay increase, Sinn Féin calls foul

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberThe Sinn Féin Tiobraid Árann council team are furious at the rejection by Tipperary TDs of a Sinn Féin Dáil motion last week. The motion was to stop TDs getting a €5000 wage increase over the next two years. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are very much in alliance in councils across the country and more ...

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Minister calls for undocumented Irish in US to be normalised

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberThousands of undocumented Irish living in the US have been in fear of their future after the election of Donald Trump. The celebrity businessman turned politician campaigned to deport millions of illegal immigrants in the US, including Irish immigrants. Today, Dara Murphy who is Minister of State for European Affairs has stated the Government is concerned about ...

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“Failure to communicate Brexit strategy adding to uncertainty,” McGrath

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIndependent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the government is failing to effectively communicate it’s post Brexit strategy. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he attended a national discussion on the implications of the Brexit vote at Dublin Castle yesterday: “We are constantly hearing that the government is constructing and implementing various strands of a post Brexit ...

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