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#Mattie McGrath

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Allsop Auctioneers: 'No repossessed homes were sold at auction today'

A group of protesters gathered outside the Allsop auction at the RDS today, but the auction house states no houses were sold over the heads of any owners.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

On the fence: Independent TD is 'not explicitly advocating a No vote' in court referendum

Mattie McGrath is worried the Government will have too much power to nominate judges but has stopped short of calling for a ‘No’ vote in the Court of Appeal referendum.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

AIB says 4% of its total mortgage holders are in 'strategic default'

CEO David Duffy told an Oireachtas Finance Committee that 20 per cent of customers in mortgage default have the ability to pay but have chosen not to.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Mattie McGrath calls for abortion vote to be suspended

The Independent TD tried to force the government to suspend the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill because a High Court injunction was sought.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Nearly 1,000 jobs outside of Ireland advertised on government website

The Department of Social Protection is advertising hundreds of positions overseas for jobseekers in Ireland.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Government defends record on tackling youth unemployment

Minister Richard Bruton ruled out the possibility of setting up a new Ministry with responsibility for youth employment.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Taoiseach: I'm being branded a murderer and getting letters written in blood

Enda Kenny has revealed that he is being branded a murderer as the debate over legislation for abortion rages on.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 10 June, 2013

FF leader stands by McGuinness as Kenny brands him 'damaging' to politics

Enda Kenny says it’s up to Fianna Fáil to decide on John McGuinness’s future – and Micheal Martin has offered full support. above reproach’.”

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake' Seanad Abolition This post contains videos

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'

But the independent TD and several of his colleagues want the upper house reformed and hopes to get support from Labour and Fine Gael TDs this week.

Video: Spending watchdog chair 'should resign' over spouse travel remarks Wags This post contains videos

Video: Spending watchdog chair 'should resign' over spouse travel remarks

Independent TD Finian McGrath says John McGuinness should resign as pressure mounts over the Public Accounts Committee chairman’s comments this morning.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 31 May, 2013

Pat Rabbitte: Mattie McGrath ‘is about as useful as t*ts on a bull’ Exclusive

The communications minister says Alan Shatter was certainly not trying to claim a constitutional defence when breathalysed.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Video: Vincent Browne just wants everyone to shut up

It took the veteran TV3 host two minutes of shouting to silence a FG TD… And for at least some of that time he was shouting at the wrong person.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'

The Taoiseach is pressed on why a report exists of Mick Wallace’s encounter with Gardaí, but none of Alan Shatter’s.

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'

An official statement from the Justice Minister came after inquiries made by the Garda Commissioner to local garda management.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Enda Kenny visits Greece and J Edgar Shatter fights dirty: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Dáil beauty pageant causes tensions, Taoiseach and Greek PM hold shortest discussions ever, and laughter at SIPO…

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 24 May, 2013

Fianna Fáil tables Dáil motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter

TDs will debate Fianna Fáil’s motion on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the party saying Shatter’s position is untenable.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Shatter: 'I was breathalysed, but hadn't done anything wrong'

Alan Shatter has offered an explanation of the incident referred to by Mattie McGrath in the Dáil earlier today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

Responding to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Laws will make abortion ‘pervasive’ in Ireland: Warning from pro-life TDs Exclusive

A cross-party group from both sides of the border says real-life examples illustrate the ‘floodgates’ effect.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

You can now pay the local property tax via... a vending machine

The three approved payment service providers are An Post TaxPay, Payzone and Omnivend.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Gilmore says Shatter 'not silencing anybody' over Garda walk-out

“The government is not disciplining anybody,” the Tánaiste says, saying Garda discipline is a matter for the Commissioner.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Kenny defends Government's stance on dealing with mortgage arrears

Micheál Martin suggests that the government is only now dealing with the problem because of the Meath East by-election.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil it’s not just Gardaí who are being asked to make a contribution to economic recovery.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 2 March, 2013

8 things we learned from TDs' declarations of interests for 2012

How many deputies own property abroad? And where do those who keep their eyes on Ireland’s finances invest themselves?

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Dáil votes to censure Mattie McGrath over abuse of parliamentary privilege

The matter relates to comments the independent TD made during a Dáil debate last June about the former mayor of Clonmel who is an abuse victim.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Opposition TDs call for property tax reductions for struggling householders

Billy Kelleher and Mattie McGrath both called on the government to introduce reductions especially since they believe that some pressure has been lifted since a deal was reached on the promissory notes.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Independent TD Mattie McGrath occupying Friends First premises

McGrath and five others are occupying the Loughlinstown premises after a meeting with managers this morning.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Chillaxing and Playboy: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Chillaxing and Playboy: The week in quotes

“I do think we need to, I don’t think there’s a parliamentary word for chillax but I think everyone needs to take a step back.”

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Playboy or Time? Backbencher gets confused over Enda's cover appearance Common Mistake This post contains videos

Playboy or Time? Backbencher gets confused over Enda's cover appearance

“The most sickening thing last week was to see the Taoiseach on the front page of Playboy magazine,” Mattie McGrath told the Dail.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Metal theft crime prevention plan in final stages

A plan to reduce the number of metal theft crimes is to be finalised but Mattie McGrath TD says any legislation is 20 years too late.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Unreasonable and outrageous: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Unreasonable and outrageous: The week in quotes

“I am not guilty of these charges.”

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 23 July, 2012

Vegan society attacks Mattie McGrath for 'cannibalism' comments

The independent Tipp TD is in the firing line after asking whether animal rights wanted meat-eaters to become cannibals.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies' Septic Tanks This post contains videos

TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'

Mattie McGrath – who isn’t even a member of the Oireachtas environment committee – was ordered out by the chairman.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 8 June, 2012

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign Mick Wallace This post contains videos

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign

Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Mullen tells RTÉ critics to 'stop calling for heads' in Reynolds dispute

The independent NUI senator says calling on Tom Savage and Noel Curran to step down shows a “PR approach to politics”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case RTÉ This post contains videos

RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case

Tom Savage and Noel Curran face more questions from TDs and senators over the Fr Reynolds defamation case.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 26 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Politicians Playing the Sax and Double Bass Pics of the Day Pic Of The Day

Politicians Playing the Sax and Double Bass Pics of the Day

Mattie McGrath, Simon Harris and Willie O’Dea together at last. Say no more.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Hogan says there is 'no excuse' not to pay septic tank charge

The Environment Minister was speaking after he announced that the mandatory inspection fee for owners of septic tanks was reduced to €5 for the first three months.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Michael Healy-Rae 'on his way home' after hospitalisation

The independent TD’s brother has said Michael is “himself again” after being taken ill in the Dáil yesterday.