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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Mattie McGrath

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# occupy
Independent TD Mattie McGrath occupying Friends First premises
McGrath and five others are occupying the Loughlinstown premises after a meeting with managers this morning.
# Said and done
Chillaxing and Playboy: The week in quotes
“I do think we need to, I don’t think there’s a parliamentary word for chillax but I think everyone needs to take a step back.”
# common mistake
Playboy or Time? Backbencher gets confused over Enda's cover appearance
“The most sickening thing last week was to see the Taoiseach on the front page of Playboy magazine,” Mattie McGrath told the Dail.
# Metal Theft
Metal theft crime prevention plan in final stages
A plan to reduce the number of metal theft crimes is to be finalised but Mattie McGrath TD says any legislation is 20 years too late.
# Said and done
Unreasonable and outrageous: The week in quotes
“I am not guilty of these charges.”
# veganism
Vegan society attacks Mattie McGrath for 'cannibalism' comments
The independent Tipp TD is in the firing line after asking whether animal rights wanted meat-eaters to become cannibals.
# septic tanks
TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'
Mattie McGrath – who isn’t even a member of the Oireachtas environment committee – was ordered out by the chairman.
# Mick Wallace
Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action
The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.
# Mick Wallace
Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign
Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.
Mullen tells RTÉ critics to 'stop calling for heads' in Reynolds dispute
The independent NUI senator says calling on Tom Savage and Noel Curran to step down shows a “PR approach to politics”.
RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case
Tom Savage and Noel Curran face more questions from TDs and senators over the Fr Reynolds defamation case.
# pic of the day
Politicians Playing the Sax and Double Bass Pics of the Day
Mattie McGrath, Simon Harris and Willie O’Dea together at last. Say no more.
# septic tanks
Hogan says there is 'no excuse' not to pay septic tank charge
The Environment Minister was speaking after he announced that the mandatory inspection fee for owners of septic tanks was reduced to €5 for the first three months.
# Michael Healy-Rae
Michael Healy-Rae 'on his way home' after hospitalisation
The independent TD’s brother has said Michael is “himself again” after being taken ill in the Dáil yesterday.
# Race for the Áras
McGrath to meet with supporters tonight to discuss Norris, while Ross provides 18th signature
Mattie McGrath has yet to make a decision on supporting Norris, while Shane Ross has confirmed his support. Meanwhile the Sunday Times reports six new clemency letters have been revealed.
# Race for the Cllrs
Norris and Dana's presidential hopes boosted as councils to meet next week
Both now appear likely to receive enough support from local authorities to ensure they get on the ballot paper when nominations close next Wednesday.
# Race for the Áras
As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?
David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.
# Dáil Éireann
Mattie McGrath suspended from Dáil over row with Ceann Comhairle
The Dáil votes 98 to 47 to boot out Mattie McGrath, after a dispute about which members can speak and when.
# GE11
Martin Mansergh likely to lose his seat in Tipperary South
The Fianna Fáil Minister of State Martin Mansergh looks set to lose his Dáil seat – leaving the prospect of the party without a seat in the constituency.
# Dying Dáil
Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax
Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.
# Finance Bill
Finance Bill may fall after Lowry refuses to support
Michael Lowry says he can’t back the Finance Bill “in its current format” – meaning the Bill could fall tomorrow.
# Bailout
Fine Gael still undecided over Wednesday's Dáil bailout vote
Leaders of the main opposition party are split – saying they haven’t ruled out support, while insisting the deal is a bad one.
IMF holds off on paying out Irish loan
The IMF defers making its decision “in deference to Ireland’s parliamentary process”.
# Budget11
Backbenchers, independents remain tight-lipped on Budget vote
Independent Noel Grealish will probably vote against, while FF’s Mattie McGrath hasn’t made up his mind – could it be a tie?
Lowry 'yet to decide' on whether to support Budget
One of the two independent TDs the government needs for its majority says the Budget is in ‘serious danger’ of defeat.
# Withdrawal
McGrath's support for government is 'conditional'
Former Fianna Fáil chief whip says that his support for the government hinges on the retention of acute services at South Tipperary General Hospital.