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#Mattie McGrath

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 25 September, 2011

McGrath to meet with supporters tonight to discuss Norris, while Ross provides 18th signature

Mattie McGrath has yet to make a decision on supporting Norris, while Shane Ross has confirmed his support. Meanwhile the Sunday Times reports six new clemency letters have been revealed.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 23 September, 2011

Norris and Dana's presidential hopes boosted as councils to meet next week

Both now appear likely to receive enough support from local authorities to ensure they get on the ballot paper when nominations close next Wednesday.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Mattie McGrath suspended from Dáil over row with Ceann Comhairle

The Dáil votes 98 to 47 to boot out Mattie McGrath, after a dispute about which members can speak and when.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 3 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The news from the Department of Finance is even worse than we thought; an artist’s fingers cut off during a savage attack and everything you need to know to bluff your way through the day’s cricket chat.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Martin Mansergh likely to lose his seat in Tipperary South

The Fianna Fáil Minister of State Martin Mansergh looks set to lose his Dáil seat – leaving the prospect of the party without a seat in the constituency.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax

Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine stories you really need to know as you sit down with the first coffee of the day…

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Finance Bill may fall after Lowry refuses to support

Michael Lowry says he can’t back the Finance Bill “in its current format” – meaning the Bill could fall tomorrow.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 12 December, 2010

Fine Gael still undecided over Wednesday's Dáil bailout vote

Leaders of the main opposition party are split – saying they haven’t ruled out support, while insisting the deal is a bad one.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 11 December, 2010

IMF holds off on paying out Irish loan IMF

IMF holds off on paying out Irish loan

The IMF defers making its decision “in deference to Ireland’s parliamentary process”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Backbenchers, independents remain tight-lipped on Budget vote

Independent Noel Grealish will probably vote against, while FF’s Mattie McGrath hasn’t made up his mind – could it be a tie?

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Lowry 'yet to decide' on whether to support Budget

Lowry 'yet to decide' on whether to support Budget

One of the two independent TDs the government needs for its majority says the Budget is in ‘serious danger’ of defeat.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 26 September, 2010

McGrath's support for government is 'conditional'

Former Fianna Fáil chief whip says that his support for the government hinges on the retention of acute services at South Tipperary General Hospital.