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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 14 May, 2021

'Club players' voices need to be heard once and for all' - calls to complete 2020 All-Ireland camogie series
# Saga
From The42
# Saga

'Club players' voices need to be heard once and for all' - calls to complete 2020 All-Ireland camogie series

Fri 9:37 PM 2,655 Views 0 Comments

The Camogie Association’s recent poll to endorse a split season came at a cost for clubs involved in the unfinished 2020 competitions.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Government to review how Lotto funds are given to charity after concerns about 'transparency' of system
# Good Causes
# Good Causes

Government to review how Lotto funds are given to charity after concerns about 'transparency' of system

Apr 28th 2021, 4:34 PM 15,824 Views 9 Comments

Charities Institute Ireland raised concerns about Good Causes funding last December.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks

Apr 6th 2021, 6:38 PM 27,950 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s budget deficit increased by nearly €4.2 billion in the first quarter of 2021.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'

Mar 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,606 Views 3 Comments

This week saw the government announce Justice Helen McEntee will take six months of paid maternity leave, but the conversation has already turned to bigger questions.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022

Feb 23rd 2021, 1:27 PM 53,725 Views 68 Comments

The package was ratified at a meeting this morning.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:01 PM 72,045 Views 123 Comments

The role of secretary general at the Department of Health has been advertised with a salary of €292,000.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Ministers confident of financial 'firepower' to withstand Covid-19 in 2021 despite €19 billion deficit last year
# Money Men
# Money Men

Ministers confident of financial 'firepower' to withstand Covid-19 in 2021 despite €19 billion deficit last year

Jan 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 21,853 Views 25 Comments

The deficit is compared to a pre-pandemic predicted surplus for the year of €2.5 billion.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 11 December, 2020

Public sector staff to get 1% pay rise next year - with another to follow in 2022
# ICTU
# ICTU

Public sector staff to get 1% pay rise next year - with another to follow in 2022

Dec 11th 2020, 12:43 PM 26,579 Views 42 Comments

Each of the public service unions will now consider the proposal before putting the package to their members.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week
# PSSA
# PSSA

Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week

Nov 24th 2020, 8:30 PM 32,284 Views 103 Comments

The Public Service Stability Agreement expires at the end of the year.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Oct 28th 2020, 1:53 PM 27,019 Views 63 Comments

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers

Oct 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 21,077 Views 22 Comments

Sinn Féin has called for vouchers to be given to people to spend in restaurants.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning

Oct 13th 2020, 3:25 PM 18,731 Views 10 Comments

SUSI grant to be increased for post-graduate students.

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus
# PUP
# PUP

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus

Oct 13th 2020, 2:29 PM 48,413 Views 27 Comments

The announcement that those on the PUP in December will receive a Christmas bonus was part of Budget 2021 announced today.

Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances
# Budget Day
# Budget Day

Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances

Oct 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,878 Views 3 Comments

How has Covid hit the State coffers so far?

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
# New Normal
# New Normal

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,049 Views 56 Comments

Today the biggest budget in the history of the State will be revealed – here’s what we know.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,010 Views 55 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Minister says Covid-19 numbers are 'deeply concerning and the current trend is not sustainable'
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Minister says Covid-19 numbers are 'deeply concerning and the current trend is not sustainable'

Oct 4th 2020, 3:02 PM 51,211 Views 54 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said the government stands ready to act on any fresh NPHET advice.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 2 October, 2020

Exchequer deficit for 2020 now €9.4bn as Finance Minister reaffirms pledge of no income tax increase in Budget
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Exchequer deficit for 2020 now €9.4bn as Finance Minister reaffirms pledge of no income tax increase in Budget

Oct 2nd 2020, 5:13 PM 15,952 Views 46 Comments

Overall, tax receipts have remained strong despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers
# OCTOBER'S BUDGET
# OCTOBER'S BUDGET

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers

Sep 16th 2020, 5:25 PM 20,592 Views 40 Comments

Budget 2021 will be no windfall but will target those sectors impacted the most.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 24 July, 2020

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism
# Memory Lapse
# Memory Lapse

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:13 PM 50,140 Views 158 Comments

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'
# Staycation
# Staycation

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:07 PM 42,478 Views 42 Comments

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'
# Policy
# Policy

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'

Apr 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 10,745 Views 83 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'To go to the very top with your club, nothing tops it' - through the years with Galway's Hopper McGrath
# Super Sars
From The42
# Super Sars

'To go to the very top with your club, nothing tops it' - through the years with Galway's Hopper McGrath

Apr 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 5,645 Views 0 Comments

The Galway and Sarsfields great recently steered his beloved club – and his four daughters – to a first All-Ireland senior camogie title, having done it all as a player himself.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 2 March, 2020

'A bit surreal,' as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad finally taste All-Ireland success
# Teenage Dream
From The42
# Teenage Dream

'A bit surreal,' as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad finally taste All-Ireland success

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:15 AM 9,418 Views 2 Comments

19-year-old Siobhán McGrath clinched their first title and ended Slaughtneil’s four-in-a-row bid.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'I'd be happier if we won it for him' - seeking glory for Galway club with two-time All-Ireland winner Dad
# Family Affair
From The42
# Family Affair

'I'd be happier if we won it for him' - seeking glory for Galway club with two-time All-Ireland winner Dad

Feb 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,098 Views 1 Comment

Sarsfields are looking to dethrone the All-Ireland champions Slaughtneil in the senior camogie club decider.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 8 July, 2019

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database

Jul 8th 2019, 5:13 PM 14,543 Views 41 Comments

The Central Bank is to publish its report on the database later this year – but it was meant to have been set up at the end of 2018.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Apr 9th 2019, 7:33 PM 23,885 Views 14 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Dec 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,367 Views 77 Comments

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 9 December, 2018

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January
# Season Of Giving
# Season Of Giving

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Dec 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,019 Views 8 Comments

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas
# High Court
# High Court

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas

Nov 7th 2018, 7:16 PM 11,075 Views 14 Comments

Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales
# Where's Paschal?
# Where's Paschal?

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales

Aug 14th 2018, 7:31 PM 16,491 Views 102 Comments

Questions have been mounting as to where Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is in the midst of this summer’s vulture fund sell off.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed

Aug 8th 2018, 6:34 PM 19,351 Views 69 Comments

The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund

Aug 1st 2018, 9:57 AM 39,293 Views 127 Comments

The bank sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to a so-called vulture fund for around €1.3 billion.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund

Jul 31st 2018, 8:10 PM 39,624 Views 136 Comments

A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 17 March, 2018

12 months on, Sarsfields' Sister Act and their dad seek All-Ireland redemption
# Deja Vu
From The42
# Deja Vu

12 months on, Sarsfields' Sister Act and their dad seek All-Ireland redemption

Mar 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 4,218 Views 0 Comments

Orlaith McGrath has captained the Galway outfit back to Croke Park where they face Slaughtneil in a repeat of the 2017 decider.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds

Feb 27th 2018, 8:41 PM 35,453 Views 56 Comments

The Central Bank is to review their code of conduct for how financial institutions deal with those in mortgage arrears.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured

Feb 21st 2018, 3:44 PM 23,628 Views 122 Comments

PTSB, which is 75% State owned, has been defending its plan to sell off a book of non-performing loans.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'Many have made no payments at all for years': PTSB defends controversial €3.7 billion mortgage sell off
# Political Battle
# Political Battle

'Many have made no payments at all for years': PTSB defends controversial €3.7 billion mortgage sell off

Feb 20th 2018, 8:42 PM 39,293 Views 189 Comments

The proposed sell-off has become the subject of a political battle in recent days.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse
# Chronic Pain
# Chronic Pain

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Dec 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 27,370 Views 23 Comments

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion"
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion"

Dec 21st 2017, 11:08 AM 9,598 Views 43 Comments

13,600 more trackers victims have been added to the growing number – it now stands at 33,7000.

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