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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 10 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 13,696 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Paradise Papers
# Paradise Papers

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

Nov 7th 2017, 2:44 PM 12,458 Views 65 Comments

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
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

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

Oct 24th 2017, 1:40 PM 13,870 Views 57 Comments

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
# Fighting Words
# Fighting Words

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

Oct 18th 2017, 10:30 AM 23,937 Views 107 Comments

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'
# No Giveaway
# No Giveaway

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

Oct 6th 2017, 2:56 PM 14,343 Views 56 Comments

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?'
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

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

Oct 6th 2017, 1:44 PM 13,548 Views 36 Comments

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
# Don't Push It
# Don't Push It

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

Jun 25th 2017, 4:31 PM 16,313 Views 83 Comments

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
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

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

May 18th 2017, 9:45 PM 31,396 Views 214 Comments

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
# Braking Point
# Braking Point

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

May 13th 2017, 1:31 PM 35,451 Views 84 Comments

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
# YOUR BEST PRICE
# YOUR BEST PRICE

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

Apr 14th 2017, 7:20 PM 10,096 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 4th 2017, 7:15 AM 14,055 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Setanta Insurance
# Setanta Insurance

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

Feb 28th 2017, 7:00 PM 21,422 Views 9 Comments

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
# Follow The Money
# Follow The Money

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

Jan 20th 2017, 9:37 AM 17,818 Views 51 Comments

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
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

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

Dec 17th 2016, 12:15 PM 8,551 Views 74 Comments

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
# Tax Rebate
# Tax Rebate

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

Oct 24th 2016, 10:08 PM 21,143 Views 21 Comments

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
# Nama Row
# Nama Row

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

Sep 19th 2016, 9:11 AM 11,463 Views 88 Comments

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
# State Aid
# State Aid

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

Sep 7th 2016, 10:15 PM 36,535 Views 163 Comments

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
# Leprechaun Economics
# Leprechaun Economics

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

Jul 20th 2016, 2:35 PM 16,705 Views 83 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 2 July, 2016

What on earth is going on with motor insurance premiums in Ireland?
# Premium Level
# Premium Level

What on earth is going on with motor insurance premiums in Ireland?

Jul 2nd 2016, 7:00 AM 48,397 Views 105 Comments

A protest took place in Dublin today over the spiralling cost of car insurance premiums here.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?

May 24th 2016, 9:00 PM 61,668 Views 94 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 1 February, 2016

What is the 'fiscal space' and why does it matter?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What is the 'fiscal space' and why does it matter?

Feb 1st 2016, 12:07 PM 20,931 Views 30 Comments

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know

Jan 27th 2016, 11:12 PM 27,468 Views 108 Comments

The committee of inquiry has presented its findings and recommendations regarding Ireland’s banking crisis after 14 months.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'
# Flood Defences
# Flood Defences

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'

Jan 20th 2016, 9:55 AM 7,315 Views 20 Comments

Simon Harris says the government is investing more money in this area over the next five years than has been spent in the last two decades.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC
# Lesson Learned
# Lesson Learned

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC

Jan 12th 2016, 12:50 PM 12,412 Views 98 Comments

Party finance spokesperson Michael McGrath also insisted it would not be going into coalition with Sinn Féin.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 11 January, 2016

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

Jan 11th 2016, 6:10 AM 26,489 Views 32 Comments

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'

Dec 3rd 2015, 1:45 PM 22,487 Views 0 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Within weeks, this man could be Fianna Fáil's new leader... or unemployed
# A Cruel Game
# A Cruel Game

Within weeks, this man could be Fianna Fáil's new leader... or unemployed

Oct 10th 2015, 7:15 AM 20,079 Views 38 Comments

Micheal McGrath dropped by TheJournal.ie this week for a chat about his own future and that of his party.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 13 September, 2015

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Sep 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 20,431 Views 68 Comments

Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 7 September, 2015

Renua says Fianna Fáil copied its policy... but it's actually the other way around
# Morto
# Morto

Renua says Fianna Fáil copied its policy... but it's actually the other way around

Sep 7th 2015, 4:45 PM 16,941 Views 37 Comments

Someone should have checked.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely
# After Micheál
# After Micheál

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 33,688 Views 112 Comments

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 1 August, 2015

More than 300,000 set to lose mortgage interest relief in next two years
# Difficult
# Difficult

More than 300,000 set to lose mortgage interest relief in next two years

Aug 1st 2015, 10:04 AM 23,010 Views 63 Comments

The average benefit to a family is around €850.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry

Jul 29th 2015, 5:34 PM 15,847 Views 46 Comments

Mary Harney and John Gormley were the latest former politicians to brave the banking inquiry gauntlet this afternoon.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 16 July, 2015

The bizarre story of how Gaddafi almost bought a big chunk of Bank of Ireland
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

The bizarre story of how Gaddafi almost bought a big chunk of Bank of Ireland

Jul 16th 2015, 4:11 PM 25,417 Views 32 Comments

Irish government officials went to Libya to talk about a potential deal – but Libya didn’t feel ‘comfortable’ with Ireland’s handling of the financial crisis.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland's next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely
# Crystal Ball
# Crystal Ball

Ireland's next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Jul 5th 2015, 10:00 PM 71,538 Views 200 Comments

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

WATCH: Charlie McCreevy's blunt answer when asked if he ever got anything wrong
# If I Have It I Spend It
# If I Have It I Spend It

WATCH: Charlie McCreevy's blunt answer when asked if he ever got anything wrong

Jul 1st 2015, 10:15 PM 20,545 Views 44 Comments

The former finance minister gave a robust performance at the banking inquiry today.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment
# Complex Issue
# Complex Issue

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 31,251 Views 115 Comments

Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack'
# Shadow Of Its Former Self
# Shadow Of Its Former Self

Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack'

Jun 23rd 2015, 2:49 PM 25,132 Views 25 Comments

Fianna Fáil thinks the sector is burdened by “excessive regulation and bureaucracy”.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 12 June, 2015

Why it's pretty unlikely Denis O'Brien will face the banking inquiry
# Valuable Evidence
# Valuable Evidence

Why it's pretty unlikely Denis O'Brien will face the banking inquiry

Jun 12th 2015, 6:46 PM 7,742 Views 0 Comments

One TD proposed that O’Brien should be called as a witness.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?
# Michael Says So
# Michael Says So

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?

May 19th 2015, 5:55 PM 18,943 Views 79 Comments

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates
# Smooth Talker
# Smooth Talker

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates

Apr 22nd 2015, 5:06 PM 13,412 Views 26 Comments

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…