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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 17 March, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims

In May, the Supreme Court ruled that the Irish State must be held liable for the claims.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'If famous people are not paying their fair share of tax, only ordinary people will suffer'

A huge leak of about 13.4 million secret documents has shed light on the tax affairs of the rich and famous.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Tracker mortgage motion which will ban bonuses for bankers to be backed by government

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said the minister should give no approval for salary increases until redress is given.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion

The Government looks set to lose a vote in the Dáil.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 6 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

McGrath: 'How did the banks happen to make the same mistake that hurt their customers?'

Thousands of customers have been charged higher interest rates than they should have been.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down

The Finance Minister says he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008

The sharp rise in refusals has been described as a “dramatic and worrying this trend”.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 14 April, 2017

'Why were only three bidders selected?': Call for investigation into Nama sale of Project Tolka

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath has called on the C&AG to investigate the sale of a Nama portfolio.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 4 March, 2017

From The42 Family affair as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad eye historic All-Ireland glory Sister Act

Family affair as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad eye historic All-Ireland glory

Managed by their father ‘Hopper’ McGrath, the Galway side face Slaughtneil in the senior camogie club final.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still 'haven't seen a cent'

Some drivers who have been out of work since their accident have yet to receive their insurance payout.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 20 January, 2017

Irish banks have frozen Al-Qaeda assets of over €1 million

Money from Iran, Syria, Somalia and North Korea has also been frozen by Irish banks.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages

Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 24 October, 2016

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 19 September, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are rowing over whether Michael Noonan should go before the Public Accounts Committee

Leo Varadkar yesterday accused Opposition TDs of launching a “witch hunt”, adding that Noonan is only accountable to the Dáil.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures

The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.

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