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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 2 April, 2012

NTMA management agree to 15 per cent pay cut

However, one senior employee at the State agency refused to accept the reduction.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 1 April, 2012

What WOULD it take for a politician to lose their pension?

We take a closer look at the legislation proposed to be amended to allow Oireachtas members be stripped of their pensions if they are guilty of corruption.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Government will pass FF bill to ‘name and shame’ financial institutions

Fianna Fáil has introduced legislation allowing the Financial Services Ombudsman to publish reports about its complaints.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Opposition TDs slam government absence during Dáil mortgages debate

The fallout from the committee defeat meant there were no members of either Fine Gael or Labour present to debate bank interest rates.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 23 February, 2012

External review of €3.6bn accounting error "under way" - Noonan

The minister says he hopes to publish the results of internal and external inquiries into the error – depending on legal advice.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Rabbitte, McGrath in war of words over state assets

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman takes issue with Pat Rabbitte’s claims that the sale of state assets was demanded by FF.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Noonan's emigration comments branded 'a disgrace' by opposition Emigration This post contains videos

Noonan's emigration comments branded 'a disgrace' by opposition

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said that Michael Noonan’s comments earlier today were “deeply insulting”.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Financial transactions tax would be bad for Ireland - FF

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson has warned that jobs could be at risk if Ireland had to adopt the tax while Britain opts out.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 25 November, 2011

Noonan admits: Plans for VAT hike didn’t consider drop in demand

The Minister for Finance concedes that his plans for a 2 per cent increase in VAT did not allow for the impact on spending.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Noonan: 'I never promised I'd burn senior bondholders'

Michael Noonan says he would like to share the burden of Anglo with its bondholders, but that the ECB wouldn’t support it.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Department of Finance was told about the €3.6bn mistake last year - but did nothing

Michael Noonan has announced a review will be carried out to determine how the “humiliating schoolboy error” was made and why it was ignored.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Poll: Should we repay the unsecured Anglo Irish Bank bond? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we repay the unsecured Anglo Irish Bank bond?

Tomorrow €730 million is due to be paid on an unsecured Anglo Irish Bank bond. Should the government pay up?

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 31 October, 2011

Govt under pressure over Anglo bondholder payout

Tomorrow, the Government is due to sign off on a US$1 billion (€718 million) payout to unsecured Anglo Irish Bank bondholders.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 10 October, 2011

At least 32 Anglo employees still paid more than €200,000

There are also 93 private contractors at the bank whose salaries have not been revealed.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Government accused of hoarding pension levy to skew exchequer figures

Michael McGrath says the government’s pension levy isn’t being used on job creation – but the government disagrees.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Mortgage defaults 'could cost banks up to €10bn' - FF

Michael McGrath believes the ‘worst case scenario’ that went into the stress tests is now a reality – and it’s going to get worse.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Brendan Howlin cuts call was "shot across the bow"

Michael Noonan plays down Minister for Public Expenditure’s demand for 20 per cent cut across Government departments.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Govt rules out blanket debt forgiveness - but Noonan says banks can write off mortgages

The Department of Finance says there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution – but the Minister says banks can afford to absorb some losses.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

FoI documents reveal government's split over pensions levy

Documents released to Fianna Fáil show Labour’s concerns that the levy on private pensions could force some schemes to wind up.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Éamon Ó Cuív appointed FF's deputy leader as Martin shuffles frontbench Fianna Fáil This post contains a poll

Éamon Ó Cuív appointed FF's deputy leader as Martin shuffles frontbench

Fianna Fáil’s third reshuffle in seven months also sees Michael McGrath promoted to the position of finance spokesman.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Noonan: Ireland has enough cash to get to mid-2013 at least

The Minister for Finance insists Ireland has enough bailout funds to get to mid-2013 at worst – but the opposition isn’t sure.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Noonan didn't consult with Pensions Board before confirming levy

The finance minister confirms the Pensions Board was not formally consulted over the move to fund the jobs initiative.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

"So far so good" for exchequer figures, Noonan says

The Minister for Finance says figures being published today will show the economy as being “better than on track”.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks

Just 71 days after appointing his new shadow cabinet, Micheál Martin changes ranks – with just three TDs retaining briefs.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 2.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 13 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Sunday

The latest highlights from the campaign trail.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 10 February, 2011

FF and FG to launch duelling fiscal policies

The Dáil’s two largest parties will both launch their fiscal plans at 11am, with 15 days to go until voting day.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 30 January, 2011

O'Dea likely to be returned to front bench

Micheál Martin looks set to bring Limerick TD Willie O’Dea back to the front bench ahead of the general election.

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