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Deputy Healy Speaking on the National Broadband Plan


Seamus Healy TD raising the shocking neglect of job creation in Tipperary.



Article with further information by Paddy Healy 086-4183732, Researcher for  Seamus Healy TD 087-2802199

Shocking Neglect Of Job Creation in Co Tipp by Recent Govts
Emergency Action by Govt is Needed Now!-Seamus Healy TD
Tipp Town(34.0%) and Carrick-on- Suir (29.2%) are UNEMPLOYMENT BLACKSPOTS! Jobless rates in 26 Towns and Villages in County are 5% or more over the National AvG
Co Tipperary is bottom of the Table for IDA Jobs per Head of population of the 7 Counties Across the SE and MW Regions
Co Tipperary is 1 from bottom of the Table for IDA Jobs per head across the 26-counties of Ireland

Emergency Action by Government Needed on Tipperary Town and Carrick-on-Suir unemployment blackspots.

Press Statement
Emergency Action by Government Needed on Tipperary Town and Carrick-on-Suir unemployment blackspots.

The unemployment rates of 34.0% in the Eastern Part of Tipperary Town and 29.2% in Carrick-on-Suir, the two Co. Tipp blackspots, are truly shocking.

The neglect of Co Tipperary by successive governments is clear from the recent census results issued by the Central Statistics Office(CSO). The average unemployment in Co Tipperary at 14.6% is worse than that in Limerick City and County which has 18 Blackspots and well above the national average! A blackspot is local area which has unemployment of more than 27%.

Co Tipperary at 14.6% is the 12th worst of the 30 administrative counties in the state. This compares with a rate of 7.4% in the administrative county of Dun Laoire-Rathdown.

Co Tipperary has no preferred employment hub designated by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for inward investment-unlike Counties Cork, Limerick and Waterford.
I have repeatedly called on the Minister for, Enterprise and Employment in the Dáil to end this discrimination against Co Tipperary. I now repeat my call to the new Minister, to bring forward special measures to eliminate the blackspots and to give Co Tipperary it’s fair share of government spending and inward investment.
Seamus Healy TD
Tel: 087-2802199

Seamus Healy TD AGAIN seeks urgent provision of additional beds at South Tipperary General Hospital

Last night Deputy Healy spoke in the Dáil during which time he reminded the Minister for Health of his promises in relation to South Tipperary General Hospital. In particular he sought the urgent provision of additional beds as promised by Minister Harris on his visit to the hospital last year.

Nine months ago Minister Harris visited South Tipperary General Hospital, he described the conditions at the hospital as “utterly unacceptable”, he said “solutions must be found” and that a decision would be made by the end of the year (2016). Nothing has happened. South Tipperary General Hospital is a progressive, forward looking, efficient hospital but unfortunately despite the best efforts of staff there is horrendous chaos at the hospital. Minister Harris must fulfil his promise and make funds available immediately for 40 additional inpatient beds to address the chaos at the hospital caused by the policies of this and previous Governments.

Nomination of Taoiseach 14 June 2017

Earlier today I spoke on the Nomination of Taoiseach in the Dáil. I did not and will not support cruel capitalist extremism and foreign vulture capitalists or those who have including Minister Varadkar. Don’t be fooled, there is a recovery but it is a recovery for the rich and the fruits of that recovery has gone to the rich over and above the disabled, the homeless and the sick.


Seamus Healy TD


Deputy Healy raising the issue of the Huge Backlog in Assessment of Needs for Children with Disabilities during Leaders Questions 23 May 2017

43rd Anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings

Earlier today we gathered at the memorial in Talbot Street to remember the families of the 33 civilians and one unborn child who died in the Dublin Monaghan bombings on 17th May 1974. The ceremony marked the 43rd anniversary of the bombings by the UVF which killed 34 people in what was the worst loss of life during the Troubles.

The Commission of Inquiry into the bombings under Mr Justice Henry Barron described the attacks as ‘acts of international terrorism that were colluded in by the British security forces’.

I continue to support and commend the tireless efforts of the Justice for the Forgotten who continue to campaign for full disclosure by the British government.


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