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# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 10:45 PM 93,922 Views 149 Comments

The recommendation became public on Sunday night, but the government rejected it yesterday – instead deciding that the entire country should enter Level 3.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards

Sep 16th 2020, 2:21 PM 29,102 Views 42 Comments

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures
# School Transport
# School Transport

Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures

Sep 10th 2020, 7:45 AM 22,741 Views 24 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath said that the ‘archaic’ system was facing a worrying backlog.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 27 June, 2020

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Jun 27th 2020, 10:53 PM 69,972 Views 88 Comments

Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 4th 2020, 7:12 AM 29,913 Views 61 Comments

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

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Penalty point reforms, river dredging and no 'daft' ideas about wolves: Rural Independents list some of their wants
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Penalty point reforms, river dredging and no 'daft' ideas about wolves: Rural Independents list some of their wants

Feb 26th 2020, 3:44 PM 18,822 Views 34 Comments

The Independent TDs met with Micheál Martin today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 13 February, 2020

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 13th 2020, 10:40 AM 31,555 Views 34 Comments

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
# Mattie McGrath
# Mattie McGrath

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

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 4:31 PM 29,954 Views 13 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Updated Feb 3rd 2020, 8:20 PM 45,239 Views 39 Comments

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
# Tractor Protest
# Tractor Protest

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

Nov 27th 2019, 5:28 PM 32,810 Views 47 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
# Procurement
# Procurement

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

Nov 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,861 Views 45 Comments

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
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

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

Apr 12th 2019, 9:10 PM 46,517 Views 64 Comments

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
# Eviction
# Eviction

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

Jan 9th 2019, 8:15 PM 29,734 Views 105 Comments

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'
# Baggot Street
# Baggot Street

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

Updated Dec 19th 2018, 7:50 PM 74,700 Views 181 Comments

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'
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 12:47 PM 70,457 Views 224 Comments

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
# Road Traffic Bill
# Road Traffic Bill

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

Jul 9th 2018, 5:22 PM 16,756 Views 85 Comments

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%
# Euthanisation
# Euthanisation

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

Jul 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,962 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

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

Jul 6th 2018, 12:43 PM 98,597 Views 208 Comments

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'
# Helvick Head
# Helvick Head

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

Jun 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 63,169 Views 21 Comments

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 Eighth
# The Eighth

McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts

May 13th 2018, 2:53 PM 19,758 Views 137 Comments

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
# Please Stop
# Please Stop

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

May 12th 2018, 8:15 AM 24,414 Views 34 Comments

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
# Repossession
# Repossession

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

May 10th 2018, 6:05 AM 40,148 Views 0 Comments

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
# Explainer
# Explainer

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Apr 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 21,221 Views 136 Comments

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
# Shouting Match
# Shouting Match

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism

Feb 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 27,414 Views 195 Comments

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
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:02 AM 7,031 Views 119 Comments

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
# Airport Screening
# Airport Screening

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

Nov 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 26,788 Views 94 Comments

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
# Importance Of Life
# Importance Of Life

Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee

Oct 25th 2017, 5:43 PM 28,523 Views 135 Comments

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
# Iona Institute
# Iona Institute

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Oct 19th 2017, 1:16 PM 39,746 Views 12 Comments

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
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

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

Aug 25th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,298 Views 37 Comments

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
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

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

Aug 1st 2017, 12:20 PM 12,773 Views 7 Comments

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
# Children
# Children

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 5,374 Views 2 Comments

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
# Re-open
# Re-open

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

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 PM 29,070 Views 6 Comments

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
# Public Condemnation
# Public Condemnation

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

Apr 14th 2017, 3:23 PM 9,411 Views 80 Comments

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
# Greenfield Site
# Greenfield Site

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

Mar 29th 2017, 4:07 PM 18,782 Views 84 Comments

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'
# Take It Off
# Take It Off

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

Mar 24th 2017, 4:16 PM 23,846 Views 31 Comments

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
# Pressure
# Pressure

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

Feb 16th 2017, 7:58 AM 13,506 Views 61 Comments

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
# Left Idle
# Left Idle

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

Jan 19th 2017, 1:57 PM 20,176 Views 35 Comments

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
# Overspend
# Overspend

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

Jan 18th 2017, 1:05 PM 27,487 Views 124 Comments

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'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

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

Dec 28th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,301 Views 9 Comments

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
# Ruckus
# Ruckus

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

Dec 15th 2016, 1:56 PM 9,960 Views 29 Comments

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

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