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#Peter Mathews

# peter-mathews - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered

Feb 28th 2017, 8:30 PM 15,472 Views 26 Comments

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is among those to have paid tribute to Mathews, saying Ireland is “a poorer place” without him.

Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65
# RIP
# RIP

Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65

Feb 28th 2017, 9:58 AM 34,790 Views 53 Comments

The former Dublin South TD announced last year he had been diagnosed with cancer.

# peter-mathews - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Peter Mathews has been diagnosed with cancer
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Peter Mathews has been diagnosed with cancer

Feb 4th 2016, 11:20 PM 49,301 Views 63 Comments

The independent TD said he still intends to contest the general election.

# peter-mathews - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

For perhaps the last time, Peter Mathews was sent packing from the Dáil today
# Say Hello Wave Goodbye
# Say Hello Wave Goodbye

For perhaps the last time, Peter Mathews was sent packing from the Dáil today

Jan 26th 2016, 9:00 PM 27,161 Views 40 Comments

The independent TD was given his marching orders from the Dáil yet again today.

# peter-mathews - Monday 18 January, 2016

'Completely different': Peter Mathews says he's not copying Fine Gael colours
# Poster Boy
# Poster Boy

'Completely different': Peter Mathews says he's not copying Fine Gael colours

Jan 18th 2016, 3:54 PM 22,010 Views 51 Comments

“Anyone with an eye for art will see.”

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Instead of being kicked out, Peter Mathews was just completely ignored in the Dáil today
# Silenced
# Silenced

Instead of being kicked out, Peter Mathews was just completely ignored in the Dáil today

Dec 9th 2015, 3:37 PM 29,143 Views 51 Comments

The independent TD’s spat with the Ceann Comhairle rumbles on.

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Peter Mathews has just been kicked out of the Dáil again
# Taking A Walk
# Taking A Walk

Peter Mathews has just been kicked out of the Dáil again

Nov 25th 2015, 1:36 PM 22,096 Views 36 Comments

The independent TD was ordered out of the Dáil for the second time in two weeks this afternoon.

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Peter Mathews was thrown out of the Dáil and given an unusual punishment earlier
# Rowdy
# Rowdy

Peter Mathews was thrown out of the Dáil and given an unusual punishment earlier

Nov 11th 2015, 4:51 PM 24,701 Views 55 Comments

The independent TD’s refusal to stop talking landed him in trouble today.

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Alan Shatter says he's running for re-election, but will Fine Gael let him?
# Can't Keep A Good Man Down
# Can't Keep A Good Man Down

Alan Shatter says he's running for re-election, but will Fine Gael let him?

Feb 11th 2015, 6:10 PM 13,070 Views 63 Comments

The Dublin South TD said he intends to seek re-election next year.

# peter-mathews - Friday 23 January, 2015

'There's nothing to be afraid of': Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today...
# Shot Down
# Shot Down

'There's nothing to be afraid of': Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today...

Jan 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 13,313 Views 67 Comments

The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.

# peter-mathews - Friday 24 October, 2014

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse
# Can't We Be Friends?
# Can't We Be Friends?

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

Oct 24th 2014, 5:25 PM 13,414 Views 27 Comments

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
# Awkward
# Awkward

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Sep 17th 2014, 4:50 PM 22,694 Views 157 Comments

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

# peter-mathews - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry
# Hoop Dreams
# Hoop Dreams

Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry

Jun 17th 2014, 11:41 AM 4,808 Views 18 Comments

The Reform Alliance TD has played down suggestions he is lobbying to be added to the inquiry in the wake of Stephen Donnelly’s departure.

# peter-mathews - 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 18,039 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.

# peter-mathews - Friday 2 May, 2014

David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid

May 2nd 2014, 1:49 PM 11,712 Views 29 Comments

Hall, a former member of Fianna Fáil, launched his bid for the Dáil seat in Dublin West in the capital today.

# peter-mathews - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party
# Gone For Good
# Gone For Good

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party

Apr 29th 2014, 3:47 PM 12,426 Views 24 Comments

The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

'Extremely unlikely': Peter Mathews says he'd need to win the lotto to run for Europe
# He's Out
# He's Out

'Extremely unlikely': Peter Mathews says he'd need to win the lotto to run for Europe

Mar 19th 2014, 12:30 PM 6,297 Views 22 Comments

It is now unlikely that the Reform Alliance TD will seek election to the European Parliament in May.

# peter-mathews - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

FG councillor resorts to "handy blue marker" to remove references to Mathews
# Blue Peter
# Blue Peter

FG councillor resorts to "handy blue marker" to remove references to Mathews

Feb 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,403 Views 31 Comments

More cost-saving measures from Fine Gael…

# peter-mathews - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue
# Analysis
# Analysis

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue

Jan 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,769 Views 47 Comments

The alliance exists because its members voted against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, but can it gain wider appeal? Today’s conference at the RDS will be a key indicator.

# peter-mathews - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid

Jan 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,927 Views 45 Comments

Ireland needs a “straight-talking team” of 11 MEPs to help negotiate a debt write down, the Independent TD believes, but he has not held talks with any of the parties about joining them or getting their support.

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Peter Mathews says 'all the parties can join me' on his debt write down 'mission'
# Peter Mathews
# Peter Mathews

Peter Mathews says 'all the parties can join me' on his debt write down 'mission'

Dec 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,231 Views 18 Comments

The independent TD said he has had no formal discussions with Fianna Fáil about the possibility of joining the party and running for it in next year’s European elections.

# peter-mathews - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

Nov 26th 2013, 12:55 PM 13,778 Views 80 Comments

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

Oct 16th 2013, 5:00 PM 6,833 Views 32 Comments

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

# peter-mathews - Friday 4 October, 2013

'An end to a fairly long saga': Mathews' departure not mourned in Fine Gael
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

'An end to a fairly long saga': Mathews' departure not mourned in Fine Gael

Oct 4th 2013, 7:10 AM 7,516 Views 28 Comments

Peter Mathews’ decision to resign from Fine Gael had been brewing for a long time.

# peter-mathews - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Peter Mathews has resigned from Fine Gael
# Resignation
# Resignation

Peter Mathews has resigned from Fine Gael

Oct 3rd 2013, 1:30 PM 16,319 Views 156 Comments

Mathews was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party in July over his vote against the abortion bill.

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

Sep 18th 2013, 6:25 AM 2,754 Views 24 Comments

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

# peter-mathews - Monday 16 September, 2013

Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil
# Silenced
# Silenced

Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil

Sep 16th 2013, 12:15 PM 5,964 Views 71 Comments

The government has no plans to allow the expelled Fine Gael rebels, now known as the Reform Alliance, speaking rights in the Dáil.

# peter-mathews - Saturday 14 September, 2013

"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance

Sep 14th 2013, 3:20 PM 7,408 Views 72 Comments

Direct election of the Ceann Comhairle, automatic addition to the electoral register and Attorney General certification for guillotined bills top the agenda for the Fine Gael rebels.

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'

Sep 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,003 Views 23 Comments

Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.

# peter-mathews - Friday 13 September, 2013

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance

Sep 13th 2013, 10:20 AM 14,743 Views 111 Comments

Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.

'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists

Sep 13th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,686 Views 54 Comments

Paul Kehoe has said it’s not nice to have to expel the five TDs and two Senators over the abortion vote but insisted that “politics is no kind of Cinderella game”.

# peter-mathews - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers
# Finance Committee
# Finance Committee

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers

Sep 8th 2013, 8:05 AM 7,660 Views 15 Comments

The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Caption competition: What are Peter Mathews and RBB talking about?
# Best Buds
# Best Buds

Caption competition: What are Peter Mathews and RBB talking about?

Sep 4th 2013, 9:51 PM 10,218 Views 87 Comments

Over to you…

Donnelly and Mathews let rip at Bank of Ireland executives
# Bank Of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland

Donnelly and Mathews let rip at Bank of Ireland executives

Sep 4th 2013, 8:00 PM 13,640 Views 52 Comments

Peter Mathews and Stephen Donnelly were in the Oireachtas Finance Committee today and were full of questions for Bank of Ireland boss Richie Boucher.

# peter-mathews - Monday 26 August, 2013

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

Aug 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 6,494 Views 32 Comments

The government chief whip has told TheJournal.ie that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

# peter-mathews - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton is unlikely to be chosen as a Fine Gael candidate again
# De-selected
# De-selected

Lucinda Creighton is unlikely to be chosen as a Fine Gael candidate again

Jul 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 7,164 Views 38 Comments

Meanwhile Peadar Tóibín’s suspension from Sinn Féin for six months means he is banned from attending all party events.

# peter-mathews - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Four Fine Gael rebels will lose committee memberships... and their offices
# Abortion Vote
# Abortion Vote

Four Fine Gael rebels will lose committee memberships... and their offices

Jul 2nd 2013, 10:19 PM 11,332 Views 75 Comments

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin has said that Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill is a “serious breach of party rules”.

# peter-mathews - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Fine Gael TD says he won’t support abortion bill, and neither will nine others
# Abortion
# Abortion

Fine Gael TD says he won’t support abortion bill, and neither will nine others

Jun 19th 2013, 9:10 PM 10,971 Views 225 Comments

Brian Walsh is now the third member of the Fine Gael parliamentary party who has decided to vote against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# peter-mathews - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'

Jun 16th 2013, 1:21 PM 12,167 Views 183 Comments

The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.

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