Election News 16th May 2019

Sinn Féin councillor Toireasa Ferris says the HSE and Minister for Health don’t appear to be answerable to anyone.

She was speaking after a meeting between management of University Hospital Kerry and Kerry TDs.

She says they have ignored her requests for further information, and asks why they are afraid to disclose records pertaining to concerns expressed by staff of UHK about operations in the radiology department.

Fine Gael candidates in the Ireland South European elections are welcoming a Brexit compensation fund for farmers.

MEP Sean Kelly and candidate Andrew Doyle say it’s important that the Commission has delivered for Irish farmers.
A Killarney local election candidate says allegations of tampering with the supplementary register proves the system is not fit for purpose.

Sinn Féin candidate John Buckley says this proves the system is flawed and needs to be overhauled; adding that it should be a system linked to the PPSN.
The Labour Party has published ‘Connecting Rural Ireland’ a new policy that commits to a Rural Transport Guarantee.

Labour TD for Tipperary Alan Kelly says that solutions are available but commitment from the Government has not been there.

Deputy Kelly says connectivity – economically, socially and digitally – is the biggest issue facing rural Ireland.