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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds'
# Daylight Robbery
# Daylight Robbery

Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds'

Apr 1st 2015, 4:42 PM 22,324 Views 92 Comments

Interest rates in Ireland are way out of step with the rest of Europe.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?)
# Analysis
# Analysis

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?)

Mar 18th 2015, 9:30 PM 24,025 Views 54 Comments

Analysis: The party is continuing to perform poorly in opinion polls, leading some to question its direction.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof
# Bad Loans
# Bad Loans

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Mar 17th 2015, 1:37 PM 17,860 Views 19 Comments

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 5 March, 2015

People have tried to get millions in pension funds out of Ireland
# Nest Egg
# Nest Egg

People have tried to get millions in pension funds out of Ireland

Mar 5th 2015, 6:12 AM 15,938 Views 21 Comments

The Revenue Commissioners are investigating if any of this activity was illegal.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 2 March, 2015

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil voted for HUGE tax increases - but that's not entirely true
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil voted for HUGE tax increases - but that's not entirely true

Mar 2nd 2015, 10:00 PM 13,197 Views 73 Comments

The Tánaiste’s claimed that Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin backed €4.5 billion in tax increases last week – but that’s not entirely accurate.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

These two are not happy about Leo's sly digs at Micheál Martin
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

These two are not happy about Leo's sly digs at Micheál Martin

Feb 24th 2015, 4:00 PM 14,054 Views 43 Comments

Varadkar’s labelling of Martin as the leader of “the third party” has not gone down well.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Hmmm... the Government is doing a LOT of investing in Irish Water
# Of Course It Is
# Of Course It Is

Hmmm... the Government is doing a LOT of investing in Irish Water

Feb 11th 2015, 5:36 PM 17,037 Views 70 Comments

€300 million’s worth at last count…

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 9 February, 2015

Gamble online? You're going to have to start paying tax on it
# Sure Thing
# Sure Thing

Gamble online? You're going to have to start paying tax on it

Feb 9th 2015, 3:45 PM 22,762 Views 63 Comments

The 1% tax was planned four years ago but was delayed in Europe.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014
# Courts
# Courts

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014

Jan 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 10,969 Views 25 Comments

The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 9 January, 2015

IBRC won't say how much former Anglo directors still owe them
# Keeping Schtum
# Keeping Schtum

IBRC won't say how much former Anglo directors still owe them

Jan 9th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,949 Views 17 Comments

The bank said the information is “commercially sensitive”.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 29 December, 2014

10,000 Irish homeowners need protection against 'vulture funds'
# Mortgage Holders
# Mortgage Holders

10,000 Irish homeowners need protection against 'vulture funds'

Dec 29th 2014, 6:21 PM 12,487 Views 45 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the issue needs to be dealt with in 2015.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 28 December, 2014

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?
# Hypothecated
# Hypothecated

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?

Dec 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,365 Views 36 Comments

Fianna Fáil aren’t happy with the Government’s answer.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 19 December, 2014

'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'
# Mortgage Approvals
# Mortgage Approvals

'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'

Dec 19th 2014, 7:22 PM 18,531 Views 45 Comments

New figures show a spike in the number of mortgage approvals.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

ECB to Ireland: We don't have to answer to you
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

ECB to Ireland: We don't have to answer to you

Dec 17th 2014, 9:01 AM 9,463 Views 38 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 13 December, 2014

'We're ready': Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election
# Ballot
# Ballot

'We're ready': Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election

Dec 13th 2014, 1:06 PM 13,917 Views 76 Comments

Party leader Micheál Martin and finance spokesperson, Michael McGrath, were nominated in Cork South Central.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 13 November, 2014

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don't hold your breath on when
# Payback Time
# Payback Time

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don't hold your breath on when

Nov 13th 2014, 3:11 PM 11,678 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what the bank’s chief would reveal today about how long that will take…

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Burton: €200 water bill for four adult family is my personal hope... and Enda is on the same page
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Burton: €200 water bill for four adult family is my personal hope... and Enda is on the same page

Nov 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 29,629 Views 329 Comments

“I am very confident that the Taoiseach and I are very much on the same page on that,” Burton said today.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Nearly all the assets from Nama's €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers
# Nama Drama
# Nama Drama

Nearly all the assets from Nama's €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers

Oct 22nd 2014, 5:12 PM 12,307 Views 34 Comments

And the bad bank’s boss says if overseas owners want to pull apart Irish businesses there’s not much he can do.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Minister claims "no connection" between McNulty board appointment and Seanad nomination
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

Minister claims "no connection" between McNulty board appointment and Seanad nomination

Sep 27th 2014, 4:44 PM 6,403 Views 37 Comments

The opposition claim that the controversy is growing ‘shabbier by the day’.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out
# Property Supplements
# Property Supplements

What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out

Sep 24th 2014, 4:54 PM 8,284 Views 36 Comments

Terms of reference for the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system were finalised today.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early - but what does that mean?
# Debt Burden
# Debt Burden

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early - but what does that mean?

Aug 12th 2014, 10:48 AM 13,874 Views 54 Comments

Early repayment could save hundreds of millions every year – but could also be a political minefield.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 10 August, 2014

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Aug 10th 2014, 11:33 AM 20,970 Views 172 Comments

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Fears as 10,000 mortgages now in the hands of 'vulture funds'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Fears as 10,000 mortgages now in the hands of 'vulture funds'

Aug 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,009 Views 60 Comments

The selling off of IBRC assets leaves home owners vulnerable to a rise in interest rates.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

'Appalling' state of sub-prime mortgages in firing line
# Sub-prime Numbers
# Sub-prime Numbers

'Appalling' state of sub-prime mortgages in firing line

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:24 AM 6,507 Views 20 Comments

One in four home repossessions since 2012 relates to sub-prime properties, new figures show

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets 'beyond its reach'
# Asset Hunt
# Asset Hunt

Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets 'beyond its reach'

Jul 19th 2014, 7:10 AM 7,474 Views 9 Comments

Fianna Fail’s Michael McGrath said the news raises “fundamental questions” about debtor co-operation.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 18 July, 2014

How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far?
# To The Wall
# To The Wall

How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far?

Jul 18th 2014, 4:04 PM 10,770 Views 17 Comments

The vast majority of the bankruptcies have been in the UK.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

'Good cop/bad cop' claims lead to call for banking inquiry to 'remove cloak of secrecy'
# Internal Strife
# Internal Strife

'Good cop/bad cop' claims lead to call for banking inquiry to 'remove cloak of secrecy'

Jul 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 3,951 Views 16 Comments

Claims and counter-claims have led to a split among members of the inquiry and a call for the investigation into the banking collapse to move into public session.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Warning over legal challenges as banking inquiry's public sessions not expected until 2015
# Job Of Work
# Job Of Work

Warning over legal challenges as banking inquiry's public sessions not expected until 2015

Jun 19th 2014, 4:10 PM 6,823 Views 31 Comments

The first meeting of the joint Oireachtas committee set up to examine the banking crisis lasted some four hours at Leinster House today.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 13 June, 2014

Self-employed contractors are underpaying millions in tax
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Self-employed contractors are underpaying millions in tax

Jun 13th 2014, 1:45 PM 19,240 Views 68 Comments

Audits carried out in the last year showed that the Revenue was underpaid to the tune of €9.3 million.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry
# Angry Scenes
# Angry Scenes

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry

Jun 12th 2014, 12:30 PM 12,486 Views 93 Comments

The coalition has restored its majority on the inquiry by adding two more senators – causing uproar in Leinster House.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses
# Back Off
# Back Off

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses

Jun 11th 2014, 2:32 PM 10,559 Views 70 Comments

Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou

Jun 10th 2014, 1:07 PM 12,242 Views 71 Comments

Sinn Féin are tabling a motion calling for a full judge-led inquiry into mother-and-baby homes. Fianna Fáil are expected to back it.

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry
# Row
# Row

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry

Jun 10th 2014, 12:29 PM 4,609 Views 33 Comments

The first meeting of the special Oireachtas Committee was due to get underway tomorrow but has now been postponed indefinitely amid a row over the number of government members on the inquiry.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess
# Not A Great Start
# Not A Great Start

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

Jun 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,570 Views 41 Comments

With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Want to be a banker? You're in luck
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Want to be a banker? You're in luck

Jun 5th 2014, 2:57 PM 18,594 Views 23 Comments

There are over 100 jobs up for grabs at the Central Bank.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry

May 14th 2014, 10:48 PM 18,037 Views 70 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the Irish people “suffered great hardship” because of the bank guarantee as the Dáil debated a motion to establish an inquiry.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 8 May, 2014

These Fine Gael TDs will serve on banking inquiry - but no decision on second Labour member
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

These Fine Gael TDs will serve on banking inquiry - but no decision on second Labour member

May 8th 2014, 2:00 PM 6,330 Views 25 Comments

A motion formally establishing the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system is due to be debated in the Dáil next week.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

May 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 11,048 Views 48 Comments

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 28 April, 2014

Only one in every twenty complaints about financial mis-selling is upheld
# Sharp Practice?
# Sharp Practice?

Only one in every twenty complaints about financial mis-selling is upheld

Apr 28th 2014, 6:44 PM 6,685 Views 13 Comments

Fianna Fail issues a call to overhaul rules governing the sale of financial products.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank
# Debt
# Debt

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank

Apr 9th 2014, 11:32 AM 6,720 Views 21 Comments

Officials from Permanent TSB told the Oireachtas finance committee that 85 per cent of customers offered a split-mortgage had agreed to the deal.