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#Mattie McGrath

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Mattie McGrath is wondering if someone is trying to kidnap or assassinate him

McGrath said a Red C poll carried out in his Tipperary constituency is “a bit sinister”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge The People's Debate This post contains videos

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge

Séamus Healy and Mattie McGrath really went at it on the latest People’s Debate.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

WATCH: Noonan and Howlin's smackdowns got TDs all rowdy

“Who speaks of Syriza now?”

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 21 September, 2015

Did this TD plagiarise a speech on Islamic State from a US congressman?

The Tipperary TD’s motion contains several phrases the same as a resolution from the US Congress.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 9 July, 2015

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Tullamore Dew and Bulmers are cutting jobs in Clonmel

The news was described as “genuinely shocking” for workers.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Mattie McGrath wants 'twatters' regulated Too Many Tweets This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath wants 'twatters' regulated

The independent TD is not happy about a certain government minister’s tweets.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

If you want your water meter tested, it could cost you an extra €100

One TD says the situation is “infuriating”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Here's how much money motor tax brings in each year

Here's how much money motor tax brings in each year

About 2.5 million vehicles are registered for tax annually.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Parents are led to believe their babies are 'freaks of nature' - pro-life group

They want the phrase ‘incompatible with life’ banned.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 6 June, 2015

'Why won't you meet with us?' - drowned man's sister appeals to Paschal Donohoe

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

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Are these posters illegal? Labour says they're not

Mattie McGrath says they are.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"

The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

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

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Chainsaws are being taken from fire stations in Tipp - and one TD's not happy

A number of firefighters in the county have raised concerns.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 9 April, 2015

This TD thinks new prison visiting rules are "incredibly sinister"

The Irish Prison Service isn’t quite sure what he’s on about though…

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 9 March, 2015

'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 26 January, 2015

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 9 January, 2015

'Cheaper petrol would mean higher taxes' - Department of Finance

It’s one or the other, apparently.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance

Martin Conway could be the new alliance of independent TDs’ latest recruit.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 29 December, 2014

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 12 December, 2014

Alan Kelly is sorry if he shouted a 'nasty expletive' at Mattie McGrath Eff Off This post contains videos

Alan Kelly is sorry if he shouted a 'nasty expletive' at Mattie McGrath

Last night McGrath told the minister he was “making a show of Tipperary”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Mattie McGrath: 'I could use the C-word about NAMA'

The Tipperary TD claimed the bad bank is “relentlessly terrorising a widow in his county”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Home repossession: Families locked out of court "like criminals"

Frances Fitzgerald would beg to differ.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 3 October, 2014

Removal of the Dáil prayer would be "out of step with modern practice"

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has defended the practice after criticism from Deputy Clare Daly that it is “offensive”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly Ice Bucket Challenge This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 4 July, 2014

'Spectacularly rude': TD criticises Bulmers company for asking him to leave meeting

Mattie McGrath said that C&C Chair Sir Brian Stewart was “unprofessional” and “intimidating”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 20 June, 2014

Full metal racket: The Government's in no mood for a scrap, and the McGraths are livid...

Mattie had done a lot of work on his scrap metal bill, but the Government weren’t playing ball. And Finian threatened to hit the Minister between the eyes… with facts.

Protesters force cancellation of property auction on "health & safety" grounds

The demonstration was organised by the ‘Land League’ which claims some of the lots due to be sold were repossessed homes and farms.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 21 April, 2014

Government quango costs 'spiralling out of control' - McGrath

Mattie McGrath says the government is “treating the ordinary people with contempt”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs

A spokesperson for Minister Hogan said he was “expressing his frustration” with the insurance industry when he spoke about the levy in a recent interview.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 20 February, 2014

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go

The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they'll work with anyone

“I am prepared to consider anything,” the Tipperary South TD told TheJournal.ie today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration

One of Enda Kenny’s own backbenchers has said the Taoiseach’s comments, linking construction of overhead pylons to emigration of young people, are “unfortunate”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State's history

The Companies Bill 2013 is nearly 1,200 pages and proposes to overhaul the way company law operates in Ireland. But in what way? TheJournal.ie takes a look…

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 25 October, 2013

WATCH: Mattie McGrath tells Rabbitte to 'count the tits on Mrs Murphy's cow'

Dogs, cats, Angela Merkel and lots more in the Dáil yesterday…