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#John McGuinness

# john-mcguinness - Sunday 22 December, 2019

FF's John McGuinness: 'If a motion of no confidence came up in the government, I would vote for that motion'
# Interview
# Interview

FF's John McGuinness: 'If a motion of no confidence came up in the government, I would vote for that motion'

Dec 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 11,505 Views 28 Comments

Varadkar said yesterday he would need assurances from Fianna Fáil that dissidents in the party could be counterbalanced.

# john-mcguinness - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Sep 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 39,111 Views 80 Comments

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí
# Premiums
# Premiums

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Jul 4th 2019, 2:11 PM 22,372 Views 64 Comments

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

# john-mcguinness - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 14,977 Views 35 Comments

Officials were quizzed about their assertions the Bill is unconstitutional and would result in higher mortgage interest rates.

# john-mcguinness - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Mar 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 38,940 Views 54 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness told the Taoiseach that people are crying out for help.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees

Feb 21st 2019, 12:22 PM 14,140 Views 20 Comments

Calls have been made by a number of committees for Watt to appear before them to outline DEPR’s role in the children’s hospital project.

# john-mcguinness - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen

Feb 13th 2019, 1:51 PM 23,882 Views 54 Comments

McGuinness claims Cowen called him and others out for speaking in a personal capacity during interviews.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 11 October, 2018

How Peter Charleton found the fact among the rumour, gossip, lies and deceit
# The Things They Said
# The Things They Said

How Peter Charleton found the fact among the rumour, gossip, lies and deceit

Oct 11th 2018, 6:01 PM 17,581 Views 13 Comments

An analysis of how Peter Charleton came to believe some more than others.

# john-mcguinness - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund

Aug 1st 2018, 9:57 AM 39,290 Views 127 Comments

The bank sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to a so-called vulture fund for around €1.3 billion.

# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

'Say no to vulture funds': Applause breaks out as TD calls for support for new law aimed at keeping people in their homes
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Say no to vulture funds': Applause breaks out as TD calls for support for new law aimed at keeping people in their homes

Jul 10th 2018, 4:44 PM 23,826 Views 69 Comments

The bill, written by the Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan, was introduced in the Dáil today.

# john-mcguinness - Friday 29 June, 2018

Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told
# Charleton
# Charleton

Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told

Jun 29th 2018, 3:52 PM 14,197 Views 0 Comments

The comment was made by a barrister for An Garda Síochána.

# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

'After everything, I don't know how the man is sitting here at the Tribunal today'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'After everything, I don't know how the man is sitting here at the Tribunal today'

Apr 10th 2018, 1:33 PM 32,970 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness again spoke of his admiration for Maurice McCabe today.

# john-mcguinness - Monday 9 April, 2018

'And the other fella fiddles with kids. They’re the kind of f*****g headbangers I’m dealing with'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'And the other fella fiddles with kids. They’re the kind of f*****g headbangers I’m dealing with'

Apr 9th 2018, 3:25 PM 104,272 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness took to the witness box for another explosive day of testimony at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

Jan 18th 2018, 1:41 PM 11,218 Views 31 Comments

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

# john-mcguinness - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'Shocking': Central Bank governor meets whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman over bank probe
# Banking Breaches
# Banking Breaches

'Shocking': Central Bank governor meets whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman over bank probe

Nov 15th 2017, 8:18 PM 21,453 Views 29 Comments

McGuinness said it’s “extraordinary” the Central Bank did not speak to the whistleblower who reported the breaches in Unicredit bank.

# 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...
# All In Favour
# All In Favour

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

Mar 9th 2017, 2:35 PM 9,429 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Another Error
# Another Error

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

Feb 10th 2017, 8:20 PM 43,156 Views 156 Comments

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
# Pac'ed Courtroom
# Pac'ed Courtroom

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

Jan 31st 2017, 4:22 PM 19,408 Views 33 Comments

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
# Paperless
# Paperless

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

Nov 25th 2016, 6:01 AM 24,685 Views 37 Comments

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
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

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

May 30th 2016, 7:45 PM 24,040 Views 123 Comments

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
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

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

May 29th 2016, 2:20 PM 37,078 Views 156 Comments

John McGuinness claims that meeting was about Maurice McCabe.

# john-mcguinness - Friday 29 January, 2016

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'

Jan 29th 2016, 11:07 PM 36,161 Views 43 Comments

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”
# Rebuttal
# Rebuttal

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

Oct 1st 2015, 3:08 PM 19,694 Views 0 Comments

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
# After Micheál
# After Micheál

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 33,661 Views 113 Comments

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
# Chaotic Delays
# Chaotic Delays

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

Jun 11th 2015, 12:37 PM 12,292 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# john-mcguinness - Thursday 28 May, 2015

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments
# Social Welfare Fraud
# Social Welfare Fraud

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

May 28th 2015, 1:19 PM 22,082 Views 84 Comments

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
# Dáil Bantz

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

May 26th 2015, 5:25 PM 18,088 Views 22 Comments

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
# Graphic
# Graphic

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

May 12th 2015, 10:56 AM 13,792 Views 41 Comments

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
# Dáil Holiday
# Dáil Holiday

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

May 3rd 2015, 2:35 PM 21,578 Views 63 Comments

“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
# Election Mode
# Election Mode

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Apr 26th 2015, 1:30 PM 55,353 Views 122 Comments

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
# Internal Wranglings

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

Apr 24th 2015, 1:00 PM 14,441 Views 89 Comments

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
# Going Menthol

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

Apr 1st 2015, 2:38 PM 7,974 Views 26 Comments

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
# Dáil Over

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

Mar 31st 2015, 6:05 PM 28,368 Views 72 Comments

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
# Financial Mystery Tour
# Financial Mystery Tour

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

Feb 5th 2015, 2:00 PM 29,297 Views 134 Comments

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
# The High Table Interview

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

Jan 24th 2015, 10:30 AM 8,125 Views 11 Comments

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
# Fianna Fáil

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

Jan 23rd 2015, 2:30 PM 12,256 Views 26 Comments

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
# The Next Government

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

Jan 22nd 2015, 1:30 PM 11,455 Views 59 Comments

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
# Bad Bank
# Bad Bank

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

Dec 18th 2014, 5:14 PM 14,714 Views 28 Comments

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
# Bad Bank
# Bad Bank

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

Dec 11th 2014, 11:10 AM 14,037 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Tax Evasion Claims
# Tax Evasion Claims

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

Dec 4th 2014, 10:55 AM 17,529 Views 0 Comments

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

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