Dáil debates

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:40 pm

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent) | Oireachtas source

On a more mundane matter, I will bring the discussion back to Tipperary town. The Tánaiste is well aware of it and we will stay away from Nicaragua and such places. The Taoiseach promised a jobs task force and groups such as Jobs for Tipp and March for Tipp have harnessed great energy and have worked very hard there. There will be a Fine Gael bandwagon there tomorrow with two Ministers on a jobs show, rounding up 900 unfortunate jobseekers and bringing them in to give them the same advice that the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is paying Turas Nua to give. Will Fine Gael get real about Tipperary town and the people of Tipperary? It left Fine Gael with no Teachta Dála the last time. Is there any wonder why it did not? This is a stunt by election candidates tomorrow instead of meaningful engagement with the people of Tipperary town. It is nothing short of a disgrace. It is a blueshirt cabal and it is disgraceful. Answer the question about the task force. The Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Deputy English, has refused to meet Jobs for Tipp even though he promised us that he would. This is an election stunt, it is sickening for the people of Tipperary and they will not stand for it.


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