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# john-mcguinness - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...

There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.

# john-mcguinness - Friday 10 February, 2017

Tusla delivered Maurice McCabe's apology to his elderly neighbour 'in error'

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness told RTÉ’s Six One News that “this is total incompetence”.

# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Timeline: Angela Kerins, charity salaries, and the saga of the baying PAC

Today’s High Court judgement against the former Rehab Group CEO brought to an end a saga that lasted almost three years.

# john-mcguinness - Friday 25 November, 2016

Your paper insurance disc could soon be a thing of the past

The committee chairperson had some harsh words for Insurance Ireland and the Central Bank yesterday.

# john-mcguinness - Monday 30 May, 2016

Nóirín O'Sullivan "was not aware" of secret meeting between former Garda Commissioner and PAC chairman

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness told the Dáil last week that he met with the former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan in a hotel car park two years ago.

# john-mcguinness - Sunday 29 May, 2016

PAC chairman reveals secret Bewley's car park meeting with Garda commissioner

John McGuinness claims that meeting was about Maurice McCabe.

# john-mcguinness - Friday 29 January, 2016

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Wallace claims about 'Project Eagle' trashed by Nama as “utterly disingenuous”

Nama executives fought back against claims by the Wexford TD.

# john-mcguinness - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil’s next leader, from most to least likely

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 28 May, 2015

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

Also, 62 cases of people “claiming multiple identities” cost taxpayers a LOT of money.

# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Some serious shade was thrown as the Dáil welcomed a new TD today Dáil Bantz This post contains videos

Some serious shade was thrown as the Dáil welcomed a new TD today

They just couldn’t help themselves…

# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered

Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.

# john-mcguinness - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Fianna Fáil TD who went abroad during by-election says he only gets two weeks off

“Take your holidays whenever you want to – don’t let anybody put a straight-jacket on you.”

# john-mcguinness - Sunday 26 April, 2015

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

As expected, there’s been new policies … and more in-fighting.

# john-mcguinness - Friday 24 April, 2015

Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back? Internal Wranglings This post contains videos

Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?

Analysis: Is the Celtic Tiger party ready to return to power?

# john-mcguinness - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Willie O’Dea thinks Fianna Fáil TDs should stay off the airwaves Going Menthol This post contains videos

Willie O’Dea thinks Fianna Fáil TDs should stay off the airwaves

The former minister was referring to growing internal problems in Fianna Fáil.

# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Seán Barrett got into another almighty row with a TD in the Dáil this evening Dáil Over This post contains videos

Seán Barrett got into another almighty row with a TD in the Dáil this evening

After a quiet few months, the Ceann Comhairle was back to his angry best this evening.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Two thirds of the money diverted to Irish Water came from your motor tax

Representatives from the Environment Department were questioned by the committee today.

# john-mcguinness - Saturday 24 January, 2015

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD The High Table Interview This post contains videos

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD

John McGuinness came in for a chat this week and everything from toilet paper to walking dogs came up…

# john-mcguinness - Friday 23 January, 2015

‘It’s unfortunate that Micheál Martin is always accused of being part of the problem’ Fianna Fáil This post contains videos

‘It’s unfortunate that Micheál Martin is always accused of being part of the problem’

He wants to lead Fianna Fáil, but what does John McGuinness really think of the current incumbent?

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so... The Next Government This post contains videos

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so...

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has been talking coalitions with TheJournal.ie this week.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 18 December, 2014

'It saddens me to be part of a parliament that brings about this grief' - Nama told

But the bad bank’s boss came out swinging against claims it was being a bully.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 11 December, 2014

NAMA’s court bid to seize dead farmer’s land from widow and son

The Public Accounts Committee is to seek a hearing with the widow of a farmer who took his own life two years ago.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Mary Lou told: ‘You’ve been doing it for a while and you need to stop’

A number the Sinn Féin TD’s colleagues have criticised her decision to name former politicians accused of tax evasion.

# john-mcguinness - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing

Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.

# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can’t agree

Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 23 October, 2014

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn’t ask for

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Bono in the Dáil? TDs to probe ‘inappropriate’ property deal with U2

“In that area, €450,000 wouldn’t be worth a semi-detached residence.”

# john-mcguinness - Friday 10 October, 2014

John McGuinness has ‘no response’ to being told to step down as PAC chair

But Mary Lou McDonald has been quick to come to his defence.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family PAC

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family

The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.

# john-mcguinness - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Gardaí STILL cancelling penalty points, says whistleblower

McCabe has handed over evidence to GSOC and has been interviewed at the Ombudsman’s office recently.

# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

PAC grilling of Angela Kerins was fair, says PAC chairman

The former Rehab Group CEO has taken High Court action against the PAC.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 3 July, 2014

PAC will be discussing the CRC today, but who is going to turn up?

Former CRC chair Hamilton Goulding will attend, as will his successor Kieran Timmins.

# john-mcguinness - Friday 20 June, 2014

Hospital workers ballot in support of industrial ballot, but might not affect services

The action involves five hospitals in the Limerick group.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 19 June, 2014

PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins

The Public Accounts Committee will now seek talks with another Dáil committee overs its efforts to compel the former Rehab CEOs.

‘Ignoring’ the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment

John O’Brien, the former head of the Garda Traffic Corps, told the PAC that GSOC failed to act on foot of a report he carried out on the penalty points system in 2008.

# john-mcguinness - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit PAC

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit

John McGuinness said it wasn’t an attempt to grab headlines.

# john-mcguinness - Friday 13 June, 2014

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call

John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.

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