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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Last month November 2022

McGrath 'strongly supports' Donohoe's bid for second term as Eurogroup President
# Eurogroup
# Eurogroup

McGrath 'strongly supports' Donohoe's bid for second term as Eurogroup President

Nov 15th 2022, 6:35 PM 9,086 Views 5 Comments

Paschal Donohoe was nominated by the Government for a second term earlier this month.

Eurozone finance ministers to vote for new Eurogroup President next month
# Paschal Donohoe
# Paschal Donohoe

Eurozone finance ministers to vote for new Eurogroup President next month

Nov 7th 2022, 8:10 PM 8,328 Views 2 Comments

Paschal Donohoe is currently seeking a second term as President of the Eurogroup.

Government to nominate Paschal Donohoe for second term as President of the Eurogroup
# Eurogroup
# Eurogroup

Government to nominate Paschal Donohoe for second term as President of the Eurogroup

Nov 4th 2022, 7:19 PM 13,422 Views 9 Comments

The proposal would see Michael McGrath represent Ireland at the Eurogroup as Finance Minister.

# michael-mcgrath - This year 2022

Expected interest rate hike may help 'contain' house prices, says Varadkar
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

Expected interest rate hike may help 'contain' house prices, says Varadkar

Oct 27th 2022, 9:44 AM 25,903 Views 38 Comments

The ECB’s 25-member governing council is likely to lift its key interest rates by 75 points for the second consecutive time.

‘No reason’ why anyone in financial hardship should lose power this winter, McGrath says
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

‘No reason’ why anyone in financial hardship should lose power this winter, McGrath says

Oct 12th 2022, 7:42 PM 12,436 Views 62 Comments

Minister Michael McGrath told the Dáil ‘sufficient supports’ are in place to protect people.

Ministers announce payment dates for social protection supports introduced in Budget
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Ministers announce payment dates for social protection supports introduced in Budget

Updated Oct 11th 2022, 11:00 AM 45,497 Views 21 Comments

A double social welfare payment will be paid next week while a double Child Benefit payment will be paid at the start of next month.

'Our citizens need help': Everything you need to know about Budget 2023
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

'Our citizens need help': Everything you need to know about Budget 2023

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 6:32 PM 132,865 Views 141 Comments

The Government has confirmed a range of measures including tax band changes, electricity credits and social welfare increases.

Childcare: Reduction of up to 25% announced in costs under National Childcare Scheme
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Childcare: Reduction of up to 25% announced in costs under National Childcare Scheme

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 3:27 PM 14,308 Views 2 Comments

It will cost €121 million and save families up to €175 a month.

Donohoe refuses to be drawn on Eurogroup issue but his party leader hopes he can keep the role
# Cabinet Reshuffle
# Cabinet Reshuffle

Donohoe refuses to be drawn on Eurogroup issue but his party leader hopes he can keep the role

Sep 14th 2022, 4:16 PM 7,624 Views 2 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath is expected to take over the finance ministry in December.

Taoiseach expects Michael McGrath to take up finance minister job following reshuffle
# Rotating Jobs
# Rotating Jobs

Taoiseach expects Michael McGrath to take up finance minister job following reshuffle

Updated Sep 13th 2022, 2:30 PM 33,017 Views 38 Comments

Parity of esteem between parties is central to the cohesion in Government, says Taoiseach.

'Situation has deteriorated': Protecting businesses and jobs top priority, says McGrath
# Inflation Crisis
# Inflation Crisis

'Situation has deteriorated': Protecting businesses and jobs top priority, says McGrath

Sep 13th 2022, 6:10 AM 19,463 Views 15 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar met 40 business representatives for a pre-budget meeting yesterday.

Will FF and FG rotate the finance ministry? Coalition partners to discuss matter amid tensions
# December Reshuffle
# December Reshuffle

Will FF and FG rotate the finance ministry? Coalition partners to discuss matter amid tensions

Sep 9th 2022, 4:06 PM 17,306 Views 22 Comments

Although not part of the published rotation deal, it is understood that Fianna Fáil expects the finance ministry to rotate to them.

Public sector pay talks resume as 1% improvement in govt offer floated
# Pay Talks
# Pay Talks

Public sector pay talks resume as 1% improvement in govt offer floated

Updated Aug 29th 2022, 1:13 PM 34,613 Views 52 Comments

Previous talks in June ended without an agreement between ICTU and the Government.

Eamon Ryan: 'Utmost commitment' to deliver MetroLink following 8,000 submissions from public
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

Eamon Ryan: 'Utmost commitment' to deliver MetroLink following 8,000 submissions from public

Jul 5th 2022, 2:07 PM 19,607 Views 46 Comments

Construction on the project is forecasted to begin in 2025, with it set to be completed in the early 2030s.

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 4:20 PM 20,714 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet could decide next week to bring the Budget forward to the end of September.

Row between two government departments over cost of ramping up Ireland's Defence spending
# Commission On Defence
# Commission On Defence

Row between two government departments over cost of ramping up Ireland's Defence spending

Jul 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 29,437 Views 25 Comments

Simon Coveney was due to deliver an action plan on defence to Cabinet in June.

Government teases new tax bracket for middle-income earners
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Government teases new tax bracket for middle-income earners

Jun 29th 2022, 1:38 PM 48,012 Views 49 Comments

Fine Gael Ministers have shown support for a proposed 30% tax band.

Contact Department of Social Protection if you're struggling with bills, says McGrath
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Contact Department of Social Protection if you're struggling with bills, says McGrath

Jun 21st 2022, 10:48 AM 18,833 Views 31 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said the government cannot counter every increase in people’s expenditure.

Public service pay talks are now officially underway
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

Public service pay talks are now officially underway

Jun 9th 2022, 3:17 PM 19,255 Views 19 Comments

The talks will be facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission from next week.

Cabinet approves two-year lease on Citywest Hotel to accommodate Ukrainian refugees
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet approves two-year lease on Citywest Hotel to accommodate Ukrainian refugees

Updated May 31st 2022, 9:21 PM 44,681 Views 53 Comments

The hotel and conference centre currently accommodates about 2,300 people fleeing the war.

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'

May 10th 2022, 5:21 PM 16,397 Views 29 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath says work is continuing across a number of departments.

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects

May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 11,315 Views 15 Comments

The minister says there is a real risk of projects not being completed if the State didn’t step in.

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay

May 6th 2022, 5:21 PM 18,910 Views 18 Comments

The talks will centre around the pay for 350,000 people who work in the public sector.

State's deficit drops by over €6 billion following conclusion of Covid-19 measures
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

State's deficit drops by over €6 billion following conclusion of Covid-19 measures

May 5th 2022, 9:44 AM 18,117 Views 18 Comments

An Exchequer deficit of €1.1 billion was recorded at the end of April, compared with a deficit of €7.6 billion in the same period last year.

Taoiseach calls Russia 'sinister' after video shows mock-up of nuclear attack on Ireland
# Nuclear Strike
# Nuclear Strike

Taoiseach calls Russia 'sinister' after video shows mock-up of nuclear attack on Ireland

May 3rd 2022, 5:34 PM 46,609 Views 59 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that it represented a mindset that was “out of touch with reality”.

New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees
# Housing
# Housing

New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees

Updated Apr 26th 2022, 3:40 PM 23,886 Views 37 Comments

Taoiseach Micheá Martin said that he had met with Ukrainian refugees over the weekend.

Government minister and public representatives met with garda management about Cork resources
# Cork
# Cork

Government minister and public representatives met with garda management about Cork resources

Apr 26th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,862 Views 0 Comments

Michael McGrath and other elected representatives have met with senior garda management about the policing service in Cork.

Plan for 'major shift’ on remote working for civil servants launched by government
# Working From Home
# Working From Home

Plan for 'major shift’ on remote working for civil servants launched by government

Mar 31st 2022, 1:34 PM 24,149 Views 27 Comments

Most civil servants will now be able to work remotely at least some of the time.

Ministers who breach 'cooling-off' period before lobbying could soon be fined €25k
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Ministers who breach 'cooling-off' period before lobbying could soon be fined €25k

Feb 15th 2022, 6:00 AM 11,254 Views 16 Comments

There was controversy over Michael D’Arcy taking up a top job in the Association of Investment Managers.

Cost of living: Government rejects criticism of 'universal' and 'anti-motorist' measures
# Inflation Crisis
# Inflation Crisis

Cost of living: Government rejects criticism of 'universal' and 'anti-motorist' measures

Updated Feb 11th 2022, 10:26 AM 19,966 Views 86 Comments
  • The central plank of the government's package is a once-off €200 electricity credit.
  • Critics have argued that everyone will get the same credit regardless of their circumstances.
  • Minister Michael McGrath has said that 'speed' was the government's priority in devising the support.
Home help workers to receive the €1,000 Covid bonus payment
# Recognition Payment
# Recognition Payment

Home help workers to receive the €1,000 Covid bonus payment

Jan 27th 2022, 5:10 PM 49,417 Views 35 Comments

Labour health spokesperson Duncan Smith said the payment should be extended to include all workers in the disability sector.

Employers will need 'a very good reason' to refuse a request for remote working
# Hybrid Working
# Hybrid Working

Employers will need 'a very good reason' to refuse a request for remote working

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 5:42 PM 48,713 Views 45 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said new legislation will 'make it harder' for employers to say no.
  • The legislation lists 13 potential reasons why an employer might refuse such a request.
  • Varadkar has also said employers should give a pay rise to employees 'where they can afford' it.
Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus

Updated Jan 19th 2022, 4:15 PM 242,380 Views 240 Comments

In addition, from 2023 there will be a new annual public holiday at the start of February.

# michael-mcgrath - Last year 2021

Government to announce revamped restriction supports for businesses by Tuesday at the latest
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Government to announce revamped restriction supports for businesses by Tuesday at the latest

Dec 19th 2021, 2:40 PM 21,859 Views 30 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath said that the Government was asking businesses to keep employees on their books if they can.

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 46,683 Views 101 Comments

The government agreed a number of new measures on hospitality and household visits on Friday.

Minister refuses to rule out costs for National Children's Hospital surpassing €2 billion
# Receipts
# Receipts

Minister refuses to rule out costs for National Children's Hospital surpassing €2 billion

Nov 24th 2021, 7:25 PM 19,118 Views 58 Comments

The project has been hit with around 900 claims worth approximately €540 million.

‘Reduced deficit will not see Government splurge in Budget’
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

‘Reduced deficit will not see Government splurge in Budget’

Oct 10th 2021, 2:12 PM 9,212 Views 21 Comments

The projected 20 billion euro deficit has fallen dramatically to 13 billion euro, as the economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic.

Taoiseach says no conflict of interest in Attorney General's private work cases
# Paul Gallagher
# Paul Gallagher

Taoiseach says no conflict of interest in Attorney General's private work cases

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 3:25 PM 20,676 Views 0 Comments

Michael McGrath also says that Covid contributed to Paul Gallagher’s work continuing for longer.

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'

Sep 21st 2021, 1:09 PM 20,247 Views 16 Comments

Affected homeowners are seeking 100% of the costs associated with fixing their homes.

Public services among 'key objectives' that will frame budget, public expenditure minister says
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Public services among 'key objectives' that will frame budget, public expenditure minister says

Sep 19th 2021, 5:09 PM 14,681 Views 32 Comments

The budget, which will be published next month, is also expected to include an increase in social welfare rates.

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