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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 6 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

McGrath: 'How did the banks happen to make the same mistake that hurt their customers?'

Thousands of customers have been charged higher interest rates than they should have been.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down

The Finance Minister says he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008

The sharp rise in refusals has been described as a “dramatic and worrying this trend”.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 14 April, 2017

'Why were only three bidders selected?': Call for investigation into Nama sale of Project Tolka

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath has called on the C&AG to investigate the sale of a Nama portfolio.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 4 March, 2017

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Family affair as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad eye historic All-Ireland glory

Managed by their father ‘Hopper’ McGrath, the Galway side face Slaughtneil in the senior camogie club final.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still 'haven't seen a cent'

Some drivers who have been out of work since their accident have yet to receive their insurance payout.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 20 January, 2017

Irish banks have frozen Al-Qaeda assets of over €1 million

Money from Iran, Syria, Somalia and North Korea has also been frozen by Irish banks.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages

Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 24 October, 2016

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 19 September, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are rowing over whether Michael Noonan should go before the Public Accounts Committee

Leo Varadkar yesterday accused Opposition TDs of launching a “witch hunt”, adding that Noonan is only accountable to the Dáil.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures

The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 2 July, 2016

What on earth is going on with motor insurance premiums in Ireland?

A protest took place in Dublin today over the spiralling cost of car insurance premiums here.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 1 February, 2016

What is the 'fiscal space' and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know

The committee of inquiry has presented its findings and recommendations regarding Ireland’s banking crisis after 14 months.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'

Simon Harris says the government is investing more money in this area over the next five years than has been spent in the last two decades.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC

Party finance spokesperson Michael McGrath also insisted it would not be going into coalition with Sinn Féin.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 11 January, 2016

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Within weeks, this man could be Fianna Fáil's new leader... or unemployed A Cruel Game This post contains videos

Within weeks, this man could be Fianna Fáil's new leader... or unemployed

Micheal McGrath dropped by TheJournal.ie this week for a chat about his own future and that of his party.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 13 September, 2015

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 7 September, 2015

# michael-mcgrath - 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…

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 1 August, 2015

More than 300,000 set to lose mortgage interest relief in next two years

The average benefit to a family is around €850.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry

Mary Harney and John Gormley were the latest former politicians to brave the banking inquiry gauntlet this afternoon.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 16 July, 2015

The bizarre story of how Gaddafi almost bought a big chunk of Bank of Ireland

Irish government officials went to Libya to talk about a potential deal – but Libya didn’t feel ‘comfortable’ with Ireland’s handling of the financial crisis.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland's next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

WATCH: Charlie McCreevy's blunt answer when asked if he ever got anything wrong If I Have It I Spend It This post contains videos

WATCH: Charlie McCreevy's blunt answer when asked if he ever got anything wrong

The former finance minister gave a robust performance at the banking inquiry today.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment

Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Could credit unions be on the way out? They’re said to be under ‘sustained attack’

Fianna Fáil thinks the sector is burdened by “excessive regulation and bureaucracy”.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 12 June, 2015

Why it's pretty unlikely Denis O'Brien will face the banking inquiry

One TD proposed that O’Brien should be called as a witness.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds'

Interest rates in Ireland are way out of step with the rest of Europe.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?) Analysis This post contains videos

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?)

Analysis: The party is continuing to perform poorly in opinion polls, leading some to question its direction.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

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