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#Mattie McGrath

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'We must give musicians a chance': Quotas for Irish music got TDs very fired up
# Ruckus
# Ruckus

'We must give musicians a chance': Quotas for Irish music got TDs very fired up

Dec 15th 2016, 1:56 PM 10,028 Views 29 Comments

“It stimulates you. It invigorates you. It’s what we come from, it’s where we come from”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

'Disgraceful and partisan': Mattie McGrath hits out as Tesco removes pro-life group's charity appeal
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

'Disgraceful and partisan': Mattie McGrath hits out as Tesco removes pro-life group's charity appeal

Dec 6th 2016, 6:08 AM 29,051 Views 129 Comments

Tesco said the group was removed from its charity drive for breaching the terms and conditions.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'
# Mobility Grant
# Mobility Grant

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'

Nov 17th 2016, 6:20 AM 12,561 Views 22 Comments

The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Children's hospital costs like a 'runaway train' as they rocket to €1bn
# On The Up
# On The Up

Children's hospital costs like a 'runaway train' as they rocket to €1bn

Nov 16th 2016, 11:48 AM 18,836 Views 76 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the debate about where the new children’s hospital should be built is “finished”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Ban on older foster parents to be lifted in the New Year
# The 40 Year Old Burden
# The 40 Year Old Burden

Ban on older foster parents to be lifted in the New Year

Nov 9th 2016, 12:17 PM 22,462 Views 9 Comments

The ban will end next year.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

There are 78,000 disadvantaged schoolchildren receiving free breakfasts
# Child Poverty
# Child Poverty

There are 78,000 disadvantaged schoolchildren receiving free breakfasts

Jul 19th 2016, 6:05 AM 13,120 Views 49 Comments

One TD has described the figures as a disturbing barometer of child poverty levels.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government
# Endapendents
# Endapendents

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government

Mar 22nd 2016, 6:45 PM 27,595 Views 146 Comments

There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Mattie calls in the guards after local paper labels him a Fine Gael candidate
# Not Fine Gael
# Not Fine Gael

Mattie calls in the guards after local paper labels him a Fine Gael candidate

Feb 23rd 2016, 5:36 PM 24,052 Views 46 Comments

The independent TD said it “beggars belief” that the mistake was made by The Nationalist.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 22 February, 2016

Not to be outdone by the Healy-Raes, Mattie McGrath's released a pizza-based election song
# The Man In The Van
# The Man In The Van

Not to be outdone by the Healy-Raes, Mattie McGrath's released a pizza-based election song

Feb 22nd 2016, 2:45 PM 12,091 Views 49 Comments

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA MATTIE MCGRATH!

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe
# The Man In The Van
From The Daily Edge
# The Man In The Van

Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe

Feb 21st 2016, 4:06 PM 4,363 Views 4 Comments

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA MATTIE MCGRATH!

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 14 January, 2016

McGrath vs. McGrath: These lads had a lively (and hilarious) row in our office
# High Table Election Debates
# High Table Election Debates

McGrath vs. McGrath: These lads had a lively (and hilarious) row in our office

Jan 14th 2016, 10:10 AM 19,013 Views 18 Comments

In the first of our election debates, Finian McGrath and Mattie McGrath debated whether it’s better to be Independent Alliance or just independent.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Eirgrid spent €2.7 million on legal fees in the last five years
# Power Grid
# Power Grid

Eirgrid spent €2.7 million on legal fees in the last five years

Dec 22nd 2015, 6:10 AM 7,249 Views 18 Comments

For 2014/2015 alone the company paid out €747,390 for legal services.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Mattie McGrath is wondering if someone is trying to kidnap or assassinate him
# A Bit Sinister
# A Bit Sinister

Mattie McGrath is wondering if someone is trying to kidnap or assassinate him

Dec 8th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,443 Views 54 Comments

McGrath said a Red C poll carried out in his Tipperary constituency is “a bit sinister”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge
# The People's Debate
# The People's Debate

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge

Nov 18th 2015, 8:48 AM 20,720 Views 32 Comments

Séamus Healy and Mattie McGrath really went at it on the latest People’s Debate.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

WATCH: Noonan and Howlin's smackdowns got TDs all rowdy
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

WATCH: Noonan and Howlin's smackdowns got TDs all rowdy

Oct 13th 2015, 6:30 PM 11,978 Views 22 Comments

“Who speaks of Syriza now?”

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 21 September, 2015

Did this TD plagiarise a speech on Islamic State from a US congressman?
# Divine Inspiration
# Divine Inspiration

Did this TD plagiarise a speech on Islamic State from a US congressman?

Sep 21st 2015, 7:48 PM 12,779 Views 32 Comments

The Tipperary TD’s motion contains several phrases the same as a resolution from the US Congress.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Pro-life TDs try to find out how many 'live birth' abortions were carried out in Ireland
# Protection Of Life
# Protection Of Life

Pro-life TDs try to find out how many 'live birth' abortions were carried out in Ireland

Jul 9th 2015, 9:15 PM 14,854 Views 88 Comments

But Leo Varadkar says no.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Tullamore Dew and Bulmers are cutting jobs in Clonmel
# Down The Drain
# Down The Drain

Tullamore Dew and Bulmers are cutting jobs in Clonmel

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:07 PM 18,795 Views 31 Comments

The news was described as “genuinely shocking” for workers.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Mattie McGrath wants 'twatters' regulated
# Too Many Tweets
# Too Many Tweets

Mattie McGrath wants 'twatters' regulated

Jun 24th 2015, 5:35 PM 23,068 Views 81 Comments

The independent TD is not happy about a certain government minister’s tweets.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

If you want your water meter tested, it could cost you an extra €100
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

If you want your water meter tested, it could cost you an extra €100

Jun 23rd 2015, 7:00 PM 11,210 Views 74 Comments

One TD says the situation is “infuriating”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Here's how much money motor tax brings in each year

Here's how much money motor tax brings in each year

Jun 21st 2015, 8:15 AM 41,763 Views 88 Comments

About 2.5 million vehicles are registered for tax annually.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Parents are led to believe their babies are 'freaks of nature' - pro-life group
# Pushed Towards Abortion
# Pushed Towards Abortion

Parents are led to believe their babies are 'freaks of nature' - pro-life group

Jun 16th 2015, 3:15 PM 14,609 Views 100 Comments

They want the phrase ‘incompatible with life’ banned.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 6 June, 2015

'Why won't you meet with us?' - drowned man's sister appeals to Paschal Donohoe
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

'Why won't you meet with us?' - drowned man's sister appeals to Paschal Donohoe

Jun 6th 2015, 6:30 AM 27,390 Views 23 Comments

John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died in a tragic boating accident off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

May 17th 2015, 1:30 PM 27,500 Views 238 Comments

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Are these posters illegal? Labour says they're not
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

Are these posters illegal? Labour says they're not

May 14th 2015, 6:05 AM 21,013 Views 206 Comments

Mattie McGrath says they are.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"

May 13th 2015, 6:10 PM 12,464 Views 175 Comments

The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

May 12th 2015, 11:59 AM 30,429 Views 325 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Chainsaws are being taken from fire stations in Tipp - and one TD's not happy
# Cutting Corners
# Cutting Corners

Chainsaws are being taken from fire stations in Tipp - and one TD's not happy

Apr 12th 2015, 7:45 AM 17,526 Views 26 Comments

A number of firefighters in the county have raised concerns.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 9 April, 2015

This TD thinks new prison visiting rules are "incredibly sinister"
# Not A Free For All
# Not A Free For All

This TD thinks new prison visiting rules are "incredibly sinister"

Apr 9th 2015, 6:10 AM 18,755 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Prison Service isn’t quite sure what he’s on about though…

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 9 March, 2015

'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'
# Abortion
# Abortion

'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'

Mar 9th 2015, 1:09 PM 17,626 Views 108 Comments

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 26 January, 2015

Tipperary being awarded council of the year dubbed 'simply farcical' ... by a Tipperary TD
# Tipp Tipp Hooray
# Tipp Tipp Hooray

Tipperary being awarded council of the year dubbed 'simply farcical' ... by a Tipperary TD

Jan 26th 2015, 6:37 PM 17,276 Views 33 Comments

Mattie McGrath is not impressed.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 9 January, 2015

'Cheaper petrol would mean higher taxes' - Department of Finance
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

'Cheaper petrol would mean higher taxes' - Department of Finance

Jan 9th 2015, 6:45 AM 18,038 Views 95 Comments

It’s one or the other, apparently.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance
# Switcheroo
# Switcheroo

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance

Jan 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,227 Views 72 Comments

Martin Conway could be the new alliance of independent TDs’ latest recruit.

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 29 December, 2014

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law
# Water Services Bill
# Water Services Bill

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

Dec 29th 2014, 12:16 PM 23,683 Views 185 Comments

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 12 December, 2014

Alan Kelly is sorry if he shouted a 'nasty expletive' at Mattie McGrath
# Eff Off
# Eff Off

Alan Kelly is sorry if he shouted a 'nasty expletive' at Mattie McGrath

Dec 12th 2014, 9:26 AM 8,513 Views 85 Comments

Last night McGrath told the minister he was “making a show of Tipperary”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Mattie McGrath: 'I could use the C-word about NAMA'
# Watch
# Watch

Mattie McGrath: 'I could use the C-word about NAMA'

Dec 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,897 Views 32 Comments

The Tipperary TD claimed the bad bank is “relentlessly terrorising a widow in his county”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Home repossession: Families locked out of court "like criminals"
# Waterford
# Waterford

Home repossession: Families locked out of court "like criminals"

Oct 14th 2014, 7:05 PM 9,205 Views 12 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald would beg to differ.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 3 October, 2014

Removal of the Dáil prayer would be "out of step with modern practice"
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

Removal of the Dáil prayer would be "out of step with modern practice"

Oct 3rd 2014, 5:55 PM 12,696 Views 102 Comments

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has defended the practice after criticism from Deputy Clare Daly that it is “offensive”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly
# Ice Bucket Challenge
# Ice Bucket Challenge

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly

Aug 26th 2014, 10:53 AM 20,338 Views 20 Comments

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 4 July, 2014

'Spectacularly rude': TD criticises Bulmers company for asking him to leave meeting
# Pressed Apples
# Pressed Apples

'Spectacularly rude': TD criticises Bulmers company for asking him to leave meeting

Jul 4th 2014, 2:06 PM 22,454 Views 49 Comments

Mattie McGrath said that C&C Chair Sir Brian Stewart was “unprofessional” and “intimidating”.