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#Mattie McGrath

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Ross warns against including Rural Independents in government, says Greens 'mad projects' will cost taxpayers

The transport minister said his new speeding laws are in peril.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 13 February, 2020

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government

The Rural Independent Group comprises Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Michael Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Mattie McGrath to proceed with High Court action over Tipperary voting date

The ballot in Tipperary was called into question following the death of independent candidate Marese Skehan.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 3 February, 2020

Independent Tipperary candidates 'seeking legal advice' on postponing vote after other candidate's death

Candidate Marese Skehan was found dead in her home in Thurles earlier today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments

Creed made the comments in the Dáil yesterday and some farmers are calling for an apology.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 12 April, 2019

Over 6,500 horses were slaughtered in Ireland for human consumption last year

Almost 500 were slaughtered in the first two months of this year.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

TDs meet with KBC Bank and say they don't want return to days of the Black and Tans

Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins and Carol Nolan met with the bank’s reps in the wake of violent scenes in Roscommon.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Occupation of KBC Bank branch ends after talks about evictions 'settled'

Three TDs and a dozen members of the Land League had staged a protest in the Baggot Street branch of the bank since 2pm.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Mattie McGrath: People are 'getting sick and tired' of Mary McAleese and she should 'get off the stage'

The TD says the former president’s frequent criticism of the Catholic Church is ‘getting silly’

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 9 July, 2018

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 6 July, 2018

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'It was a very low thing to say' - sister of drowned man slams Varadkar for saying inquiry won't 'bring anyone back'

Leo Varadkar discussed the case with Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath in Dáil Éireann on 30 May.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 13 May, 2018

McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts

The No side said earlier this week that the government had a hand in lobbying for the Google decision to ban all adverts.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Mother-of-two 'refusing food' after being jailed for contempt of court

Independent TD Mattie McGrath raised her case in the Dáil, telling the Minister for Justice that she had refused to surrender her house to receivers.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism

The Citizens’ Assembly confirmed this week that seven of the 99 citizens were recruited improperly by Red C Research and Marketing.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon

Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats

The Taoiseach has criticised security at Leinster House for being far less stringent as other national parliaments.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee

Mattie McGrath had asked members of Sinn Féin to reveal where Jean McConville’s body was buried before storming out.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 25 August, 2017

'It was never going to be easy': Zappone defends childcare scheme after criticism

The new scheme is being rolled out for the first time this year.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay

Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Minister prepared to look at cold case of drowning if new evidence produced

John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died in a tragic boating accident off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Rural TDs say sick children will be left stranded in Dublin traffic if new children's hospital goes ahead

The cost of the new children’s hospital is expected to exceed €1 billion.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 24 March, 2017

'My Daffodil Day pin is not a political statement or offensive'

TD Mattie McGrath was asked to remove the Daffodil Day pin in the Dáil.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'It's never too late to do the right thing': Children's hospital controversy rumbles on

There is still large opposition to the new hospital being built at the St James’s site in the city centre.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'Not a single patient in the building': PAC to investigate €7 million overspend at Tipperary Hospital

The PAC will write to the HSE to demand a “full explanation” on the situation.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Department of Social Protection overpaid welfare recipients by €420 million over six years

Minister Leo Varadkar said he was looking at strengthening laws relating to welfare fraud.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'We must give musicians a chance': Quotas for Irish music got TDs very fired up

“It stimulates you. It invigorates you. It’s what we come from, it’s where we come from”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

'Disgraceful and partisan': Mattie McGrath hits out as Tesco removes pro-life group's charity appeal

Tesco said the group was removed from its charity drive for breaching the terms and conditions.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'

The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Children's hospital costs like a 'runaway train' as they rocket to €1bn

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the debate about where the new children’s hospital should be built is “finished”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Ban on older foster parents to be lifted in the New Year

The ban will end next year.

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