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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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# peter-mathews - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

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

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

“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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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?

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Donnelly and Mathews let rip at Bank of Ireland executives

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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