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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 18 July, 2014

How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far?

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'

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 3 April, 2014

'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors

Mary Lou McDonald said that the coalition has to date “flatly and coldly refused the Bethany survivors the dignity of recognition”.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 24 March, 2014

Here's the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD ECB

Here's the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD

Responding to queries from the finance spokesperson, Draghi said that ‘the viability of nationalised banks’ needs to be addressed.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. TheJournal.ie reveals all…

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil

A motion that called for the government to be given the right to shut down a social media site if it leads to the death of a citizen was defeated by delegates on day two of the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis 'akin to Russian roulette'

“One bank’s sustainable solution could be another bank’s unsustainable mortgage leading to repossession proceedings,” Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’

Despite Fergus O’Dowd’s criticism of the Fianna Fáil’s bill, the government will not oppose its passage.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice

Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Noonan confirms he said no to bonuses in face-to-face meeting with AIB bosses

The Finance Minister has confirmed he met with officials from the bank, but “personally reinforced” that there are currently no plans to re-introduce bonuses.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 9 February, 2014

30 former AIB senior execs asked to take pension reduction

The news broke last year that senior executives were being asked to take voluntary pension cuts.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 23 January, 2014

€1.9 billion in outstanding debt on sub-prime mortgages in arrears

This amounts to more than half of the overall outstanding debt on these mortgages.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

'We need to know what the strategy is': FF urges government to push for debt deal

“We need to know what the strategy is. At the moment we’re really in a vacuum,” Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said today.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

We don’t intend to lose the discipline that's been put in the system by the Troika - Taoiseach

Launching a new economic strategy today, the Government says they want unemployment down to 10 per cent by 2016 and under 6 per cent by 2020.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 16 December, 2013

Job predictions "cold comfort" says McGrath

The Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson says he wants more detail on the government’s plans to grow the economy.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 18 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Fianna Fáil TD 'definitely did not like MILF page' on Facebook Hacked Off

Fianna Fáil TD 'definitely did not like MILF page' on Facebook

Michael McGrath said his Facebook page was hacked, and has now been taken offline.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 17 November, 2013

"We want an exit, but we want a sustainable exit" - McGrath calls for credit line

In response to the Fianna Fáil TD, the Communications Minister said that the Government had made “some pretty good shots”.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 15 November, 2013

Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons

The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 14 November, 2013

FF: Bailout exit is 'absolutely' good news but we need a lifejacket for choppy waters

“We believe the country does need to have a lifejacket as we enter what could be potentially quite choppy waters over the next six or nine months,” Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson said today.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

"I'm reflecting" - Still no decision on post-bailout credit line says Noonan

Minister Noonan addressed the Finance Committee on the agenda for the upcoming Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

WATCH: Fianna Fáil says timing of Sinn Féin's Anglo Tapes is 'curious to say the least'

Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said the Sinn Féin’s claim that it has new recordings from Anglo Irish Bank is an attempt to distract from Monday’s TV programme about The Disappeared.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Administrative issues stop some welfare recipients paying property tax

The problems relate to those who had chosen to pay through social welfare reductions but were not eligible.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

"Even the dead aren't safe from this Government" - Fianna Fáil reaction to the Budget

The treatment of elderly people was highlighted by two Fianna Fáil spokespeople today, with Seán Fleming asking what the Government “has against elderly married couples?”.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 14 October, 2013

"Government is treating this like a giveaway Budget" - Fianna Fáil

Michael McGrath says that voters won’t have a “feel-good factor” after tomorrow’s Budget.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Fianna Fáil: Sinn Féin's budget would cut pay for teachers, gardaí and nurses

But Sinn Féin says that Fianna Fáil’s budget proposals are not costed.

FF wants to raise USC on incomes over €100k and increase the price of cigarettes and wine

The party has launched it’s pre-Budget submission today calling for an overall adjustment of €2.4 billion which is evenly split between tax rises and spending cuts.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Taoiseach: OECD says we're not a tax haven, FF: You're being complacent

The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil spokesperson Michael McGrath were responding to news that the European Commission is scrutinising Ireland’s tax regime.