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#Mattie McGrath

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Playboy or Time? Backbencher gets confused over Enda's cover appearance
# Common Mistake
# Common Mistake

Playboy or Time? Backbencher gets confused over Enda's cover appearance

Oct 10th 2012, 9:21 PM 20,661 Views 102 Comments

“The most sickening thing last week was to see the Taoiseach on the front page of Playboy magazine,” Mattie McGrath told the Dail.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Metal theft crime prevention plan in final stages
# Metal Theft
# Metal Theft

Metal theft crime prevention plan in final stages

Aug 26th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,030 Views 9 Comments

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.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Unreasonable and outrageous: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Unreasonable and outrageous: The week in quotes

Jul 29th 2012, 7:00 PM 6,194 Views 3 Comments

“I am not guilty of these charges.”

# mattie-mcgrath - Monday 23 July, 2012

Vegan society attacks Mattie McGrath for 'cannibalism' comments
# Veganism
# Veganism

Vegan society attacks Mattie McGrath for 'cannibalism' comments

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:08 PM 8,688 Views 101 Comments

The independent Tipp TD is in the firing line after asking whether animal rights wanted meat-eaters to become cannibals.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'

Jun 26th 2012, 5:00 PM 7,705 Views 25 Comments

Mattie McGrath – who isn’t even a member of the Oireachtas environment committee – was ordered out by the chairman.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 8 June, 2012

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

Jun 8th 2012, 8:30 AM 3,626 Views 85 Comments

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 PM 9,393 Views 224 Comments

Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Mullen tells RTÉ critics to 'stop calling for heads' in Reynolds dispute
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

Mullen tells RTÉ critics to 'stop calling for heads' in Reynolds dispute

May 23rd 2012, 2:21 PM 3,013 Views 27 Comments

The independent NUI senator says calling on Tom Savage and Noel Curran to step down shows a “PR approach to politics”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case

May 22nd 2012, 1:45 PM 2,164 Views 8 Comments

Tom Savage and Noel Curran face more questions from TDs and senators over the Fr Reynolds defamation case.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Politicians Playing the Sax and Double Bass Pics of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Politicians Playing the Sax and Double Bass Pics of the Day

Apr 26th 2012, 7:37 AM 2,476 Views 11 Comments

Mattie McGrath, Simon Harris and Willie O’Dea together at last. Say no more.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Hogan says there is 'no excuse' not to pay septic tank charge
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Hogan says there is 'no excuse' not to pay septic tank charge

Feb 7th 2012, 8:31 AM 6,523 Views 81 Comments

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.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Michael Healy-Rae 'on his way home' after hospitalisation
# Michael Healy-Rae
# Michael Healy-Rae

Michael Healy-Rae 'on his way home' after hospitalisation

Dec 10th 2011, 2:34 PM 4,667 Views 26 Comments

The independent TD’s brother has said Michael is “himself again” after being taken ill in the Dáil yesterday.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 25 September, 2011

McGrath to meet with supporters tonight to discuss Norris, while Ross provides 18th signature
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

McGrath to meet with supporters tonight to discuss Norris, while Ross provides 18th signature

Sep 25th 2011, 11:06 AM 1,532 Views 81 Comments

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.

# mattie-mcgrath - Friday 23 September, 2011

Norris and Dana's presidential hopes boosted as councils to meet next week
# Race For The Cllrs
# Race For The Cllrs

Norris and Dana's presidential hopes boosted as councils to meet next week

Sep 23rd 2011, 7:23 PM 884 Views 19 Comments

Both now appear likely to receive enough support from local authorities to ensure they get on the ballot paper when nominations close next Wednesday.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

Sep 20th 2011, 6:40 PM 2,278 Views 54 Comments

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.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Mattie McGrath suspended from Dáil over row with Ceann Comhairle
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Mattie McGrath suspended from Dáil over row with Ceann Comhairle

Jul 20th 2011, 11:37 AM 852 Views 8 Comments

The Dáil votes 98 to 47 to boot out Mattie McGrath, after a dispute about which members can speak and when.

# mattie-mcgrath - Thursday 3 March, 2011

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Martin Mansergh likely to lose his seat in Tipperary South
# GE11
# GE11

Martin Mansergh likely to lose his seat in Tipperary South

Feb 16th 2011, 8:12 AM 1,468 Views 0 Comments

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.

# mattie-mcgrath - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax
# Dying Dáil
# Dying Dáil

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax

Jan 26th 2011, 8:53 AM 473 Views 0 Comments

Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Finance Bill may fall after Lowry refuses to support
# Finance Bill
# Finance Bill

Finance Bill may fall after Lowry refuses to support

Jan 25th 2011, 4:01 PM 687 Views 0 Comments

Michael Lowry says he can’t back the Finance Bill “in its current format” – meaning the Bill could fall tomorrow.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 12 December, 2010

Fine Gael still undecided over Wednesday's Dáil bailout vote
# Bailout
# Bailout

Fine Gael still undecided over Wednesday's Dáil bailout vote

Dec 12th 2010, 12:21 PM 469 Views 0 Comments

Leaders of the main opposition party are split – saying they haven’t ruled out support, while insisting the deal is a bad one.

# mattie-mcgrath - Saturday 11 December, 2010

IMF holds off on paying out Irish loan
# IMF
# IMF

IMF holds off on paying out Irish loan

Dec 11th 2010, 9:25 AM 264 Views 0 Comments

The IMF defers making its decision “in deference to Ireland’s parliamentary process”.

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Backbenchers, independents remain tight-lipped on Budget vote
# Budget11
# Budget11

Backbenchers, independents remain tight-lipped on Budget vote

Dec 7th 2010, 12:25 PM 444 Views 0 Comments

Independent Noel Grealish will probably vote against, while FF’s Mattie McGrath hasn’t made up his mind – could it be a tie?

# mattie-mcgrath - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Lowry 'yet to decide' on whether to support Budget

Lowry 'yet to decide' on whether to support Budget

Nov 2nd 2010, 3:34 PM 335 Views 0 Comments

One of the two independent TDs the government needs for its majority says the Budget is in ‘serious danger’ of defeat.

# mattie-mcgrath - Sunday 26 September, 2010

McGrath's support for government is 'conditional'
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

McGrath's support for government is 'conditional'

Sep 26th 2010, 9:57 AM 192 Views 0 Comments

Former Fianna Fáil chief whip says that his support for the government hinges on the retention of acute services at South Tipperary General Hospital.