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# Finian McGrath

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After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability
A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots
Finian McGrath hit out at the behaviour of he drivers whose actions he described as unacceptable.
Poll: Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution?
The Independent Alliance wants a free vote on a bill proposed by Sinn Féin.
'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'
The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.
"Sincere congratulations" - How on earth will the Irish Government deal with President Trump?
Enda Kenny has condemned Trump’s campaign rhetoric in the past.
Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van
Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.
Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'
Speaking to, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.
Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry
The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.
Independent Alliance to seek a free vote on Repeal the Eighth Bill
The government faces another hurdle after the Budget next week.
"Insults towards the Stardust victims" submission delivered to Attorney General
The submission details all the “errors and omissions” of both the Keane Tribunal and the Coffey Review of the 1981 fire tragedy.
Union says asking Dublin Bus workers to cancel strike on day of All-Ireland replay is 'insulting'
NBRU’s Dermot O’Leary said if negotiations don’t place before 1 October drivers’ resolve will have hardened.
'There's no prospect of my brother improving, he can't be moved into community living'
Some families of residents at Áras Attracta in Mayo fear the facility will be closed down.
RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon
Saturday with Claire Byrne signed off for the season with a massive Oireachtas sing-song. Some were a little better than others…
Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies
Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.
Dissent in the ranks: 'We gave our points of view, they gave theirs - but there was no agreement'
Members of the Independent Alliance want a free vote on a Bill that would allow for a termination in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.
Calls for a new emergency health fund to pay for expensive cancer drugs
The Minister of State for Health Finian McGrath wants a fund of €80 million to be set up.
Official probe launched into case of teenager left in foster home despite sexual abuse allegations
The case review will be run jointly by the HSE and child and family agency Tusla.
Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid
Just 8% don’t know what they think on the issue.
Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"
Finian McGrath said that he personally supports smoking areas in pubs and restaurants.
Gerry wants to be Taoiseach, but Enda is meeting everybody so that he gets to rule the roost
The dance of those who would be in government continued apace today.
No TDs for days, then three in a minute - rollercoaster of emotions at a crazy count in Dublin Bay North
It was jubilation for three candidates, and total desolation for Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin.
McGrath vs. McGrath: These lads had a lively (and hilarious) row in our office
In the first of our election debates, Finian McGrath and Mattie McGrath debated whether it’s better to be Independent Alliance or just independent.
Meet the self-styled radical independents who don't agree on everything
The Independent Alliance says decisions will be made by consensus, but there are disagreements on some issues.
These lads really want you to know they're independent
The Independent Alliance is seeking to change the description of independent candidates on ballot papers.
Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry
Independent TD Finian McGrath became irate following the Taoiseach’s initial response to questioning regarding overcrowding in emergency departments. Jerry Buttimer soon followed.
TD insists calling rival 'Little Miss Twitter' is not sexist
Sitting TD Finian McGrath and Fine Gael candidate Stephanie Regan are at loggerheads.
Patient facing eviction says he's going on hunger strike to "shame" the government
Brian Nason says he can’t find somewhere to live because he’s on rent allowance.
Why this man is going to be motivating politicians today
Eamon Dunphy will be addressing a meeting of the Independent Alliance in Athlone today.
You could become a TD at the next election... and here's how
Here is what you need to do if you’re thinking about taking a crack at the next Dáil.
The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan
Things got a bit awkward for Shane Ross and co on the Leinster House plinth this morning.
Shane Ross won't be specific but wants to 'look after women'...
… and do loads of other stuff, like revive rural Ireland.
TD says road sign he showed justice committee MIGHT have been from the UK
Finian McGrath says he has plenty of photos of signs that are “definitely” Irish.
'Being a TD was the one thing that kept me sane after Anne died'
Finian McGrath spoke to about the challenges he faced after his wife died in 2009.
Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'
Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.
Explained: Why the new nickname for Shane Ross is 'Fidel'
*Although we think Finian McGrath was joking…
'People like to see their TDs having good manners and some of them have crossed the line'
Independent TD Finian McGrath explains why support for independent and smaller parties has fallen.
Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts': would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.
'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.
This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance
Martin Conway could be the new alliance of independent TDs’ latest recruit.
Shane Ross says his new alliance will 'absolutely uproot politics in this country'
Ross and fellow independent Michael Fitzmaurice will be joining forces.