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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

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

Tue 10:48 AM 18,534 Views 31 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 9 June, 2022

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 18,923 Views 19 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

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 44,086 Views 53 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

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 16,245 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 11,129 Views 15 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 6 May, 2022

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 18,846 Views 18 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 5 May, 2022

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 18,090 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.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

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 46,544 Views 59 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

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 23,843 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 9,822 Views 0 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 31 March, 2022

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 23,984 Views 27 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

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 11,171 Views 16 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 11 February, 2022

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 19,919 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.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 27 January, 2022

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 49,171 Views 35 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

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 48,617 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.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

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 242,196 Views 240 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 19 December, 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 21,833 Views 30 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 5 December, 2021

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 46,655 Views 101 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

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 19,092 Views 58 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 10 October, 2021

‘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 9,204 Views 21 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 4 October, 2021

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 20,652 Views 0 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

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 20,187 Views 16 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 19 September, 2021

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 14,665 Views 32 Comments

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

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?

Jul 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 17,231 Views 15 Comments

Housing looms large in the Government’s budgetary thinking at the moment.

Amid pressure on Ireland, Donohoe 'won't speculate' on future position on corporation tax
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Amid pressure on Ireland, Donohoe 'won't speculate' on future position on corporation tax

Jul 15th 2021, 12:21 PM 9,988 Views 33 Comments

In its Summer Economic Statement, the Government has revised Irish growth projections upwards.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms

Jul 13th 2021, 8:50 PM 12,680 Views 10 Comments

Proposals to tighten laws on lobbying activity were approved by Cabinet today.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government
# Transparency
# Transparency

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government

Jun 17th 2021, 6:46 PM 11,028 Views 8 Comments

The Act will be reviewed for the first time since being updated in 2014.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 14 May, 2021

'Club players' voices need to be heard once and for all' - calls to complete 2020 All-Ireland camogie series
# Saga
From The42
# Saga

'Club players' voices need to be heard once and for all' - calls to complete 2020 All-Ireland camogie series

May 14th 2021, 9:37 PM 2,721 Views 0 Comments

The Camogie Association’s recent poll to endorse a split season came at a cost for clubs involved in the unfinished 2020 competitions.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Government to review how Lotto funds are given to charity after concerns about 'transparency' of system
# Good Causes
# Good Causes

Government to review how Lotto funds are given to charity after concerns about 'transparency' of system

Apr 28th 2021, 4:34 PM 16,558 Views 9 Comments

Charities Institute Ireland raised concerns about Good Causes funding last December.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks

Apr 6th 2021, 6:38 PM 28,150 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s budget deficit increased by nearly €4.2 billion in the first quarter of 2021.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'

Mar 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,716 Views 3 Comments

This week saw the government announce Justice Helen McEntee will take six months of paid maternity leave, but the conversation has already turned to bigger questions.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022

Feb 23rd 2021, 1:27 PM 70,109 Views 68 Comments

The package was ratified at a meeting this morning.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:01 PM 72,457 Views 126 Comments

The role of secretary general at the Department of Health has been advertised with a salary of €292,000.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Ministers confident of financial 'firepower' to withstand Covid-19 in 2021 despite €19 billion deficit last year
# Money Men
# Money Men

Ministers confident of financial 'firepower' to withstand Covid-19 in 2021 despite €19 billion deficit last year

Jan 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 21,872 Views 25 Comments

The deficit is compared to a pre-pandemic predicted surplus for the year of €2.5 billion.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 11 December, 2020

Public sector staff to get 1% pay rise next year - with another to follow in 2022
# ICTU
# ICTU

Public sector staff to get 1% pay rise next year - with another to follow in 2022

Dec 11th 2020, 12:43 PM 29,955 Views 42 Comments

Each of the public service unions will now consider the proposal before putting the package to their members.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week
# PSSA
# PSSA

Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week

Nov 24th 2020, 8:30 PM 32,328 Views 98 Comments

The Public Service Stability Agreement expires at the end of the year.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Oct 28th 2020, 1:53 PM 27,080 Views 63 Comments

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers

Oct 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 21,101 Views 22 Comments

Sinn Féin has called for vouchers to be given to people to spend in restaurants.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning

Oct 13th 2020, 3:25 PM 18,855 Views 10 Comments

SUSI grant to be increased for post-graduate students.

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus
# PUP
# PUP

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus

Oct 13th 2020, 2:29 PM 48,931 Views 27 Comments

The announcement that those on the PUP in December will receive a Christmas bonus was part of Budget 2021 announced today.

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