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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'

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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?

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

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...

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 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.

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