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#Mattie McGrath

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 20 June, 2014

Protesters force cancellation of property auction on "health & safety" grounds
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# Land League

Protesters force cancellation of property auction on "health & safety" grounds

Jun 20th 2014, 11:15 AM 17,737 Views 99 Comments

The demonstration was organised by the ‘Land League’ which claims some of the lots due to be sold were repossessed homes and farms.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
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16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

May 13th 2014, 1:38 PM 17,785 Views 119 Comments

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 21 April, 2014

Government quango costs 'spiralling out of control' - McGrath
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# Quangowatch

Government quango costs 'spiralling out of control' - McGrath

Apr 21st 2014, 7:03 PM 12,711 Views 29 Comments

Mattie McGrath says the government is “treating the ordinary people with contempt”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs
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Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs

Mar 18th 2014, 5:08 PM 10,454 Views 87 Comments

A spokesperson for Minister Hogan said he was “expressing his frustration” with the insurance industry when he spoke about the levy in a recent interview.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 20 February, 2014

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go
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# Shatter Out

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go

Feb 20th 2014, 12:32 PM 13,853 Views 82 Comments

The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views
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‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:53 PM 8,101 Views 32 Comments

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they'll work with anyone
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# The RA

Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they'll work with anyone

Jan 21st 2014, 1:44 PM 6,199 Views 44 Comments

“I am prepared to consider anything,” the Tipperary South TD told TheJournal.ie today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration
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# Eirgrid

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration

Jan 7th 2014, 1:33 PM 13,688 Views 108 Comments

One of Enda Kenny’s own backbenchers has said the Taoiseach’s comments, linking construction of overhead pylons to emigration of young people, are “unfortunate”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
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‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

Nov 26th 2013, 12:55 PM 13,770 Views 80 Comments

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State's history
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# Companies Bill

Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State's history

Nov 24th 2013, 10:30 AM 18,657 Views 33 Comments

The Companies Bill 2013 is nearly 1,200 pages and proposes to overhaul the way company law operates in Ireland. But in what way? TheJournal.ie takes a look…

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 25 October, 2013

WATCH: Mattie McGrath tells Rabbitte to 'count the tits on Mrs Murphy's cow'
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# Dail Questions

WATCH: Mattie McGrath tells Rabbitte to 'count the tits on Mrs Murphy's cow'

Oct 25th 2013, 10:08 AM 17,537 Views 27 Comments

Dogs, cats, Angela Merkel and lots more in the Dáil yesterday…

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Allsop Auctioneers: 'No repossessed homes were sold at auction today'
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# For Sale

Allsop Auctioneers: 'No repossessed homes were sold at auction today'

Oct 15th 2013, 4:14 PM 8,478 Views 34 Comments

A group of protesters gathered outside the Allsop auction at the RDS today, but the auction house states no houses were sold over the heads of any owners.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

On the fence: Independent TD is 'not explicitly advocating a No vote' in court referendum
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On the fence: Independent TD is 'not explicitly advocating a No vote' in court referendum

Sep 11th 2013, 2:27 PM 3,946 Views 15 Comments

Mattie McGrath is worried the Government will have too much power to nominate judges but has stopped short of calling for a ‘No’ vote in the Court of Appeal referendum.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

AIB says 4% of its total mortgage holders are in 'strategic default'
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# Mortgage Arrears

AIB says 4% of its total mortgage holders are in 'strategic default'

Sep 3rd 2013, 4:46 PM 8,773 Views 65 Comments

CEO David Duffy told an Oireachtas Finance Committee that 20 per cent of customers in mortgage default have the ability to pay but have chosen not to.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Mattie McGrath calls for abortion vote to be suspended
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# Abortion

Mattie McGrath calls for abortion vote to be suspended

Jul 11th 2013, 4:36 PM 5,720 Views 41 Comments

The Independent TD tried to force the government to suspend the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill because a High Court injunction was sought.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Nearly 1,000 jobs outside of Ireland advertised on government website
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# Jobs Abroad

Nearly 1,000 jobs outside of Ireland advertised on government website

Jul 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,713 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Social Protection is advertising hundreds of positions overseas for jobseekers in Ireland.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Government defends record on tackling youth unemployment
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# Leaders' Questions

Government defends record on tackling youth unemployment

Jul 3rd 2013, 11:29 AM 2,975 Views 56 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton ruled out the possibility of setting up a new Ministry with responsibility for youth employment.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Taoiseach: I'm being branded a murderer and getting letters written in blood
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# Abortion

Taoiseach: I'm being branded a murderer and getting letters written in blood

Jun 12th 2013, 11:24 AM 20,389 Views 219 Comments

Enda Kenny has revealed that he is being branded a murderer as the debate over legislation for abortion rages on.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 10 June, 2013

FF leader stands by McGuinness as Kenny brands him 'damaging' to politics
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# John McGuinness

FF leader stands by McGuinness as Kenny brands him 'damaging' to politics

Jun 10th 2013, 5:48 PM 11,402 Views 78 Comments

Enda Kenny says it’s up to Fianna Fáil to decide on John McGuinness’s future – and Micheal Martin has offered full support. above reproach’.”

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'
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# Seanad Abolition

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'

Jun 10th 2013, 3:40 PM 7,031 Views 25 Comments

But the independent TD and several of his colleagues want the upper house reformed and hopes to get support from Labour and Fine Gael TDs this week.

Video: Spending watchdog chair 'should resign' over spouse travel remarks
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Video: Spending watchdog chair 'should resign' over spouse travel remarks

Jun 10th 2013, 12:24 PM 5,987 Views 56 Comments

Independent TD Finian McGrath says John McGuinness should resign as pressure mounts over the Public Accounts Committee chairman’s comments this morning.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 31 May, 2013

Pat Rabbitte: Mattie McGrath ‘is about as useful as t*ts on a bull’
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# Pat Rabbitte

Pat Rabbitte: Mattie McGrath ‘is about as useful as t*ts on a bull’

May 31st 2013, 6:40 AM 19,358 Views 106 Comments

The communications minister says Alan Shatter was certainly not trying to claim a constitutional defence when breathalysed.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Video: Vincent Browne just wants everyone to shut up
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# Mad As Hell

Video: Vincent Browne just wants everyone to shut up

May 29th 2013, 5:53 PM 18,562 Views 55 Comments

It took the veteran TV3 host two minutes of shouting to silence a FG TD… And for at least some of that time he was shouting at the wrong person.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'
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# Leaders' Questions

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'

May 28th 2013, 4:14 PM 11,093 Views 116 Comments

The Taoiseach is pressed on why a report exists of Mick Wallace’s encounter with Gardaí, but none of Alan Shatter’s.

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'
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# Checkpoint

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'

May 28th 2013, 7:46 AM 8,288 Views 125 Comments

An official statement from the Justice Minister came after inquiries made by the Garda Commissioner to local garda management.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Enda Kenny visits Greece and J Edgar Shatter fights dirty: The week's news skewed
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# Not The News

Enda Kenny visits Greece and J Edgar Shatter fights dirty: The week's news skewed

May 25th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,919 Views 5 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Dáil beauty pageant causes tensions, Taoiseach and Greek PM hold shortest discussions ever, and laughter at SIPO…

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 24 May, 2013

Fianna Fáil tables Dáil motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter
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# Feeling Confident?

Fianna Fáil tables Dáil motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter

May 24th 2013, 4:40 PM 8,092 Views 105 Comments

TDs will debate Fianna Fáil’s motion on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the party saying Shatter’s position is untenable.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Shatter: 'I was breathalysed, but hadn't done anything wrong'
# I Did Not Exhale
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# I Did Not Exhale

Shatter: 'I was breathalysed, but hadn't done anything wrong'

May 23rd 2013, 5:26 PM 18,482 Views 171 Comments

Alan Shatter has offered an explanation of the incident referred to by Mattie McGrath in the Dáil earlier today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals
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Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

May 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 16,403 Views 206 Comments

Responding to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Laws will make abortion ‘pervasive’ in Ireland: Warning from pro-life TDs
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Laws will make abortion ‘pervasive’ in Ireland: Warning from pro-life TDs

Apr 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,685 Views 362 Comments

A cross-party group from both sides of the border says real-life examples illustrate the ‘floodgates’ effect.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

You can now pay the local property tax via... a vending machine
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# Local Property Tax

You can now pay the local property tax via... a vending machine

Apr 16th 2013, 3:54 PM 14,736 Views 32 Comments

The three approved payment service providers are An Post TaxPay, Payzone and Omnivend.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Gilmore says Shatter 'not silencing anybody' over Garda walk-out
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# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore says Shatter 'not silencing anybody' over Garda walk-out

Mar 28th 2013, 11:47 AM 12,415 Views 110 Comments

“The government is not disciplining anybody,” the Tánaiste says, saying Garda discipline is a matter for the Commissioner.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Kenny defends Government's stance on dealing with mortgage arrears
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# Leaders' Questions

Kenny defends Government's stance on dealing with mortgage arrears

Mar 12th 2013, 4:18 PM 6,484 Views 118 Comments

Micheál Martin suggests that the government is only now dealing with the problem because of the Meath East by-election.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers
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# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers

Mar 6th 2013, 11:41 AM 8,607 Views 70 Comments

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil it’s not just Gardaí who are being asked to make a contribution to economic recovery.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 2 March, 2013

8 things we learned from TDs' declarations of interests for 2012
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# Disclosures

8 things we learned from TDs' declarations of interests for 2012

Mar 2nd 2013, 3:17 PM 15,640 Views 35 Comments

How many deputies own property abroad? And where do those who keep their eyes on Ireland’s finances invest themselves?

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Dáil votes to censure Mattie McGrath over abuse of parliamentary privilege
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Dáil votes to censure Mattie McGrath over abuse of parliamentary privilege

Feb 20th 2013, 11:48 AM 8,987 Views 23 Comments

The matter relates to comments the independent TD made during a Dáil debate last June about the former mayor of Clonmel who is an abuse victim.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Opposition TDs call for property tax reductions for struggling householders
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Opposition TDs call for property tax reductions for struggling householders

Feb 14th 2013, 1:39 PM 5,020 Views 66 Comments

Billy Kelleher and Mattie McGrath both called on the government to introduce reductions especially since they believe that some pressure has been lifted since a deal was reached on the promissory notes.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Independent TD Mattie McGrath occupying Friends First premises
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# Occupy

Independent TD Mattie McGrath occupying Friends First premises

Dec 4th 2012, 2:03 PM 13,545 Views 76 Comments

McGrath and five others are occupying the Loughlinstown premises after a meeting with managers this morning.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Chillaxing and Playboy: The week in quotes
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# Said And Done

Chillaxing and Playboy: The week in quotes

Oct 14th 2012, 7:00 PM 8,668 Views 0 Comments

“I do think we need to, I don’t think there’s a parliamentary word for chillax but I think everyone needs to take a step back.”

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Playboy or Time? Backbencher gets confused over Enda's cover appearance
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# Common Mistake

Playboy or Time? Backbencher gets confused over Enda's cover appearance

Oct 10th 2012, 9:21 PM 20,635 Views 102 Comments

“The most sickening thing last week was to see the Taoiseach on the front page of Playboy magazine,” Mattie McGrath told the Dail.