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Think Independently this Election Day

“This is decision time for the people of Waterford,” Deputy Shanahan said. “They say that you get the representation that you deserve - and from looking at the facts and figures for this Government, of which we currently have three representatives, it’s clear that Waterford and the South East have not been getting even

No Excuse for Rally Roadblock

Independent TD Matt Shanahan has criticised the government for failing to recognise the "massive potential" of bringing the FIA World Rally Championship to Ireland between 2025 and 2027. Deputy Shanahan likened the Rally's financial appeal to that of the Tall Ships Festival and argued that the government's failure to commit to hosting the Championship

Statement on Arthur Griffith Remembrance Ceremony

An informal remembrance ceremony marking the centenary of the death of Arthur Griffith, one of Irelands founding fathers will take place on Leinster House Lawn, Friday August 12th. The event will include a wreath laying ceremony in the garden of Leinster House with descendants of the 3rd President of Ireland participating. The event is being

August 12th, 2022|Media, News|

Statement on Wage Ballot Bausch & Lomb

I wrote to SIPTU on June 9th requesting that all information relating to pay talks at Bausch & Lomb be circulated to the workforce for opinion. I have not received any response. As a Waterford TD, who also sits on the Enterprise Committee in Leinster House I am publicly requesting that SIPTU offer workers at

Another funding blow to Waterford Airport and another sign of Government speaking from both sides of the mouth!

Yet again, the functioning South East Regional Airport in Waterford which is supporting Search & Rescue Helicopter 117 activity, South east Maritime Surveying and commercial and private Pilot Training has once again been excluded from the latest round of Regional Airports Support Programme. As a result it will not receive a cent of the 16

Regional Group TDs to introduce a private members bill calling for a comprehensive national offshore wind energy policy.

Enterprise spokesperson for the Regional Group Matt Shanahan says group TDs are to introduce a private members bill on Wednesday 8th December calling for a comprehensive national offshore wind energy policy. The bill is seeking government commitments to an Atlantic Interconnector to be developed along with the creation of a new Offshore Renewable Development Authority

2022 Pre-budget Submission: Regional Sustainable Recovery Strategy

Authors: Deputies Cathal Berry, Sean Canney, Peter Fitzpatrick, Noel Grealish, Michael Lowry, Verona Murphy, Denis Naughten and Matt Shanahan. The Regional Group of Independent TDs launched its Pre-Budget Submission 2022 today highlighting the “critical need to invest in our people to support the transition back to normality”. The Regional Group pointed out that the Government

September 29th, 2021|Agriculture, Budget, Business, News|

“Approve the use of rapid point of care diagnostic Covid tests”

I believe the latest pronouncements from NPHET regarding moving to a national Level 5 lockdown need to be vigorously challenged by both medical opinion leaders and by Government.There are key understandings regarding Covid 19 that those in administration and healthcare provision are well aware of  and need to act on in the interests of Ireland's

October 5th, 2020|Health, News|