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# Mattie McGrath

This year
Rural Independents accused of ‘scaremongering’ during Dáil debate on supposed cattle cull
Ministers said a cull had never been proposed by the government
Last year
AIB says it 'will not proceed' with plans to make 70 branches cashless in wake of massive backlash
The bank confirmed the news in a statement this afternoon.
The bank said it would not be proceeding with the move due to "customer and public unease".
The decision has been welcomed by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and the Irish League of Credit Unions.
The statement came as three Rural Independent Group TDs demanded to speak with the bank's CEO at AIB HQ this morning.
AIB to appear before Finance Committee over decision to go cashless at 70 branches
AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach
Mattie McGrath goes viral after discussing laundry in the Dáil
The video of Mattie McGrath has been viewed nearly 400,000 times on Twitter.
Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism
Independent TD Mattie McGrath said Martin was drinking too much green tea and that it had gone to his head.
All time
NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'
The recommendation became public on Sunday night, but the government rejected it yesterday – instead deciding that the entire country should enter Level 3.
Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards
Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.
Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures
TD Mattie McGrath said that the ‘archaic’ system was facing a worrying backlog.
‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry
Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.
Ross warns against including Rural Independents in government, says Greens 'mad projects' will cost taxpayers
The transport minister said his new speeding laws are in peril.
Penalty point reforms, river dredging and no 'daft' ideas about wolves: Rural Independents list some of their wants
The Independent TDs met with Micheál Martin today.
New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government
The Rural Independent Group comprises Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Michael Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae.
Mattie McGrath to proceed with High Court action over Tipperary voting date
The ballot in Tipperary was called into question following the death of independent candidate Marese Skehan.
Independent Tipperary candidates 'seeking legal advice' on postponing vote after other candidate's death
Candidate Marese Skehan was found dead in her home in Thurles earlier today.
Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments
Creed made the comments in the Dáil yesterday and some farmers are calling for an apology.
Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines
Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.
Over 6,500 horses were slaughtered in Ireland for human consumption last year
Almost 500 were slaughtered in the first two months of this year.
TDs meet with KBC Bank and say they don't want return to days of the Black and Tans
Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins and Carol Nolan met with the bank’s reps in the wake of violent scenes in Roscommon.
Occupation of KBC Bank branch ends after talks about evictions 'settled'
Three TDs and a dozen members of the Land League had staged a protest in the Baggot Street branch of the bank since 2pm.
Mattie McGrath: People are 'getting sick and tired' of Mary McAleese and she should 'get off the stage'
The TD says the former president’s frequent criticism of the Catholic Church is ‘getting silly’
'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland
As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”
Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%
The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.
Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'
The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.
'It was a very low thing to say' - sister of drowned man slams Varadkar for saying inquiry won't 'bring anyone back'
Leo Varadkar discussed the case with Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath in Dáil Éireann on 30 May.
McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts
The No side said earlier this week that the government had a hand in lobbying for the Google decision to ban all adverts.
Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week
TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.
Mother-of-two 'refusing food' after being jailed for contempt of court
Independent TD Mattie McGrath raised her case in the Dáil, telling the Minister for Justice that she had refused to surrender her house to receivers.
What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made
Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.
Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism
The Citizens’ Assembly confirmed this week that seven of the 99 citizens were recruited improperly by Red C Research and Marketing.
Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon
Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.
'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats
The Taoiseach has criticised security at Leinster House for being far less stringent as other national parliaments.
Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee
Mattie McGrath had asked members of Sinn Féin to reveal where Jean McConville’s body was buried before storming out.
Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance
Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.
'It was never going to be easy': Zappone defends childcare scheme after criticism
The new scheme is being rolled out for the first time this year.
Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay
Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.
Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years
An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.
Minister prepared to look at cold case of drowning if new evidence produced
John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died in a tragic boating accident off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.
Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East
TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.
Rural TDs say sick children will be left stranded in Dublin traffic if new children's hospital goes ahead
The cost of the new children’s hospital is expected to exceed €1 billion.
'My Daffodil Day pin is not a political statement or offensive'
TD Mattie McGrath was asked to remove the Daffodil Day pin in the Dáil.
'It's never too late to do the right thing': Children's hospital controversy rumbles on
There is still large opposition to the new hospital being built at the St James’s site in the city centre.