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# mattie-mcgrath - This year 2022

AIB says it 'will not proceed' with plans to make 70 branches cashless in wake of massive backlash
# AIB
# AIB

AIB says it 'will not proceed' with plans to make 70 branches cashless in wake of massive backlash

Jul 22nd 2022, 12:42 PM 61,478 Views 86 Comments
  • 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.
Mattie McGrath goes viral after discussing laundry in the Dáil
# Daz
# Daz

Mattie McGrath goes viral after discussing laundry in the Dáil

Jul 8th 2022, 6:04 PM 78,877 Views 42 Comments

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

Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism

Apr 26th 2022, 5:58 PM 50,076 Views 48 Comments

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said Martin was drinking too much green tea and that it had gone to his head.

# mattie-mcgrath - All time

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 10:45 PM 94,015 Views 149 Comments

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
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards

Sep 16th 2020, 2:21 PM 29,181 Views 43 Comments

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
# School Transport
# School Transport

Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures

Sep 10th 2020, 7:45 AM 23,043 Views 24 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath said that the ‘archaic’ system was facing a worrying backlog.

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Jun 27th 2020, 10:53 PM 70,101 Views 88 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Ross warns against including Rural Independents in government, says Greens 'mad projects' will cost taxpayers

Mar 4th 2020, 7:12 AM 30,082 Views 61 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Penalty point reforms, river dredging and no 'daft' ideas about wolves: Rural Independents list some of their wants

Feb 26th 2020, 3:44 PM 18,856 Views 34 Comments

The Independent TDs met with Micheál Martin today.

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government

Feb 13th 2020, 10:40 AM 32,850 Views 36 Comments

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
# Mattie McGrath
# Mattie McGrath

Mattie McGrath to proceed with High Court action over Tipperary voting date

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 4:31 PM 29,992 Views 13 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Independent Tipperary candidates 'seeking legal advice' on postponing vote after other candidate's death

Updated Feb 3rd 2020, 8:20 PM 45,282 Views 39 Comments

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
# Tractor Protest
# Tractor Protest

Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments

Nov 27th 2019, 5:28 PM 32,856 Views 47 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
# Procurement
# Procurement

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Nov 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,907 Views 45 Comments

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
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Over 6,500 horses were slaughtered in Ireland for human consumption last year

Apr 12th 2019, 9:10 PM 47,002 Views 64 Comments

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
# Eviction
# Eviction

TDs meet with KBC Bank and say they don't want return to days of the Black and Tans

Jan 9th 2019, 8:15 PM 29,793 Views 105 Comments

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'
# Baggot Street
# Baggot Street

Occupation of KBC Bank branch ends after talks about evictions 'settled'

Updated Dec 19th 2018, 7:50 PM 74,793 Views 181 Comments

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'
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Mattie McGrath: People are 'getting sick and tired' of Mary McAleese and she should 'get off the stage'

Aug 23rd 2018, 12:47 PM 70,776 Views 224 Comments

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
# Road Traffic Bill
# Road Traffic Bill

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

Jul 9th 2018, 5:22 PM 16,799 Views 85 Comments

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%
# Euthanisation
# Euthanisation

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

Jul 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,046 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

Jul 6th 2018, 12:43 PM 98,805 Views 208 Comments

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'
# Helvick Head
# Helvick Head

'It was a very low thing to say' - sister of drowned man slams Varadkar for saying inquiry won't 'bring anyone back'

Jun 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 63,227 Views 20 Comments

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 Eighth
# The Eighth

McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts

May 13th 2018, 2:53 PM 19,773 Views 137 Comments

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
# Please Stop
# Please Stop

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

May 12th 2018, 8:15 AM 24,543 Views 34 Comments

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
# Repossession
# Repossession

Mother-of-two 'refusing food' after being jailed for contempt of court

May 10th 2018, 6:05 AM 40,179 Views 0 Comments

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
# Explainer
# Explainer

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Apr 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 21,369 Views 137 Comments

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
# Shouting Match
# Shouting Match

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism

Feb 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 27,455 Views 195 Comments

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
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:02 AM 7,048 Views 119 Comments

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
# Airport Screening
# Airport Screening

'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats

Nov 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 26,921 Views 89 Comments

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
# Importance Of Life
# Importance Of Life

Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee

Oct 25th 2017, 5:43 PM 28,565 Views 138 Comments

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
# Iona Institute
# Iona Institute

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Oct 19th 2017, 1:16 PM 39,823 Views 12 Comments

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

'It was never going to be easy': Zappone defends childcare scheme after criticism
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

'It was never going to be easy': Zappone defends childcare scheme after criticism

Aug 25th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,317 Views 37 Comments

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
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay

Aug 1st 2017, 12:20 PM 12,796 Views 7 Comments

Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years
# Children
# Children

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

Jul 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 5,391 Views 2 Comments

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
# Re-open
# Re-open

Minister prepared to look at cold case of drowning if new evidence produced

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 PM 29,230 Views 6 Comments

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
# Public Condemnation
# Public Condemnation

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Apr 14th 2017, 3:23 PM 9,453 Views 80 Comments

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
# Greenfield Site
# Greenfield Site

Rural TDs say sick children will be left stranded in Dublin traffic if new children's hospital goes ahead

Mar 29th 2017, 4:07 PM 18,811 Views 84 Comments

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'
# Take It Off
# Take It Off

'My Daffodil Day pin is not a political statement or offensive'

Mar 24th 2017, 4:16 PM 23,885 Views 31 Comments

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
# Pressure
# Pressure

'It's never too late to do the right thing': Children's hospital controversy rumbles on

Feb 16th 2017, 7:58 AM 13,694 Views 61 Comments

There is still large opposition to the new hospital being built at the St James’s site in the city centre.

'Not a single patient in the building': PAC to investigate €7 million overspend at Tipperary Hospital
# Left Idle
# Left Idle

'Not a single patient in the building': PAC to investigate €7 million overspend at Tipperary Hospital

Jan 19th 2017, 1:57 PM 20,197 Views 35 Comments

The PAC will write to the HSE to demand a “full explanation” on the situation.

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