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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Minister says Covid-19 numbers are 'deeply concerning and the current trend is not sustainable'
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Minister says Covid-19 numbers are 'deeply concerning and the current trend is not sustainable'

Oct 4th 2020, 3:02 PM 51,219 Views 54 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said the government stands ready to act on any fresh NPHET advice.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 2 October, 2020

Exchequer deficit for 2020 now €9.4bn as Finance Minister reaffirms pledge of no income tax increase in Budget
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Exchequer deficit for 2020 now €9.4bn as Finance Minister reaffirms pledge of no income tax increase in Budget

Oct 2nd 2020, 5:13 PM 15,996 Views 46 Comments

Overall, tax receipts have remained strong despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers
# OCTOBER'S BUDGET
# OCTOBER'S BUDGET

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers

Sep 16th 2020, 5:25 PM 20,604 Views 40 Comments

Budget 2021 will be no windfall but will target those sectors impacted the most.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 24 July, 2020

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism
# Memory Lapse
# Memory Lapse

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:13 PM 50,202 Views 158 Comments

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'
# Staycation
# Staycation

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:07 PM 42,593 Views 42 Comments

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'
# Policy
# Policy

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'

Apr 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 10,770 Views 83 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'To go to the very top with your club, nothing tops it' - through the years with Galway's Hopper McGrath
# Super Sars
From The42
# Super Sars

'To go to the very top with your club, nothing tops it' - through the years with Galway's Hopper McGrath

Apr 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 5,923 Views 0 Comments

The Galway and Sarsfields great recently steered his beloved club – and his four daughters – to a first All-Ireland senior camogie title, having done it all as a player himself.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 2 March, 2020

'A bit surreal,' as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad finally taste All-Ireland success
# Teenage Dream
From The42
# Teenage Dream

'A bit surreal,' as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad finally taste All-Ireland success

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:15 AM 9,632 Views 2 Comments

19-year-old Siobhán McGrath clinched their first title and ended Slaughtneil’s four-in-a-row bid.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'I'd be happier if we won it for him' - seeking glory for Galway club with two-time All-Ireland winner Dad
# Family Affair
From The42
# Family Affair

'I'd be happier if we won it for him' - seeking glory for Galway club with two-time All-Ireland winner Dad

Feb 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,217 Views 1 Comment

Sarsfields are looking to dethrone the All-Ireland champions Slaughtneil in the senior camogie club decider.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 8 July, 2019

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database

Jul 8th 2019, 5:13 PM 14,551 Views 41 Comments

The Central Bank is to publish its report on the database later this year – but it was meant to have been set up at the end of 2018.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Apr 9th 2019, 7:33 PM 23,967 Views 14 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Dec 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,399 Views 77 Comments

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 9 December, 2018

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January
# Season Of Giving
# Season Of Giving

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Dec 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,027 Views 8 Comments

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas
# High Court
# High Court

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas

Nov 7th 2018, 7:16 PM 11,102 Views 14 Comments

Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales
# Where's Paschal?
# Where's Paschal?

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales

Aug 14th 2018, 7:31 PM 16,526 Views 102 Comments

Questions have been mounting as to where Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is in the midst of this summer’s vulture fund sell off.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed

Aug 8th 2018, 6:34 PM 19,372 Views 69 Comments

The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund

Aug 1st 2018, 9:57 AM 39,315 Views 127 Comments

The bank sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to a so-called vulture fund for around €1.3 billion.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund

Jul 31st 2018, 8:10 PM 39,695 Views 136 Comments

A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 17 March, 2018

12 months on, Sarsfields' Sister Act and their dad seek All-Ireland redemption
# Deja Vu
From The42
# Deja Vu

12 months on, Sarsfields' Sister Act and their dad seek All-Ireland redemption

Mar 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 4,341 Views 0 Comments

Orlaith McGrath has captained the Galway outfit back to Croke Park where they face Slaughtneil in a repeat of the 2017 decider.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds

Feb 27th 2018, 8:41 PM 35,498 Views 53 Comments

The Central Bank is to review their code of conduct for how financial institutions deal with those in mortgage arrears.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured

Feb 21st 2018, 3:44 PM 23,677 Views 122 Comments

PTSB, which is 75% State owned, has been defending its plan to sell off a book of non-performing loans.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'Many have made no payments at all for years': PTSB defends controversial €3.7 billion mortgage sell off
# Political Battle
# Political Battle

'Many have made no payments at all for years': PTSB defends controversial €3.7 billion mortgage sell off

Feb 20th 2018, 8:42 PM 39,346 Views 189 Comments

The proposed sell-off has become the subject of a political battle in recent days.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse
# Chronic Pain
# Chronic Pain

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Dec 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 27,523 Views 23 Comments

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion"
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion"

Dec 21st 2017, 11:08 AM 9,601 Views 43 Comments

13,600 more trackers victims have been added to the growing number – it now stands at 33,7000.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims

Dec 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 13,704 Views 12 Comments

In May, the Supreme Court ruled that the Irish State must be held liable for the claims.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'If famous people are not paying their fair share of tax, only ordinary people will suffer'
# Paradise Papers
# Paradise Papers

'If famous people are not paying their fair share of tax, only ordinary people will suffer'

Nov 7th 2017, 2:44 PM 12,514 Views 65 Comments

A huge leak of about 13.4 million secret documents has shed light on the tax affairs of the rich and famous.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Tracker mortgage motion which will ban bonuses for bankers to be backed by government
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

Tracker mortgage motion which will ban bonuses for bankers to be backed by government

Oct 24th 2017, 1:40 PM 13,879 Views 57 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said the minister should give no approval for salary increases until redress is given.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion
# Fighting Words
# Fighting Words

'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion

Oct 18th 2017, 10:30 AM 23,965 Views 111 Comments

The Government looks set to lose a vote in the Dáil.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 6 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'
# No Giveaway
# No Giveaway

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Oct 6th 2017, 2:56 PM 14,346 Views 56 Comments

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

McGrath: 'How did the banks happen to make the same mistake that hurt their customers?'
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

McGrath: 'How did the banks happen to make the same mistake that hurt their customers?'

Oct 6th 2017, 1:44 PM 13,635 Views 36 Comments

Thousands of customers have been charged higher interest rates than they should have been.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again
# Don't Push It
# Don't Push It

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Jun 25th 2017, 4:31 PM 16,317 Views 83 Comments

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down

May 18th 2017, 9:45 PM 31,412 Views 214 Comments

The Finance Minister says he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008
# Braking Point
# Braking Point

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008

May 13th 2017, 1:31 PM 35,700 Views 84 Comments

The sharp rise in refusals has been described as a “dramatic and worrying this trend”.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 14 April, 2017

'Why were only three bidders selected?': Call for investigation into Nama sale of Project Tolka
# YOUR BEST PRICE
# YOUR BEST PRICE

'Why were only three bidders selected?': Call for investigation into Nama sale of Project Tolka

Apr 14th 2017, 7:20 PM 10,107 Views 26 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath has called on the C&AG to investigate the sale of a Nama portfolio.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Family affair as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad eye historic All-Ireland glory
# Sister Act
From The42
# Sister Act

Family affair as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad eye historic All-Ireland glory

Mar 4th 2017, 7:15 AM 14,945 Views 2 Comments

Managed by their father ‘Hopper’ McGrath, the Galway side face Slaughtneil in the senior camogie club final.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still 'haven't seen a cent'
# Setanta Insurance
# Setanta Insurance

Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still 'haven't seen a cent'

Feb 28th 2017, 7:00 PM 21,427 Views 9 Comments

Some drivers who have been out of work since their accident have yet to receive their insurance payout.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 20 January, 2017

Irish banks have frozen Al-Qaeda assets of over €1 million
# Follow The Money
# Follow The Money

Irish banks have frozen Al-Qaeda assets of over €1 million

Jan 20th 2017, 9:37 AM 17,828 Views 51 Comments

Money from Iran, Syria, Somalia and North Korea has also been frozen by Irish banks.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages

Dec 17th 2016, 12:15 PM 8,567 Views 74 Comments

Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 24 October, 2016

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme
# Tax Rebate
# Tax Rebate

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Oct 24th 2016, 10:08 PM 21,150 Views 21 Comments

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 19 September, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are rowing over whether Michael Noonan should go before the Public Accounts Committee
# Nama Row
# Nama Row

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are rowing over whether Michael Noonan should go before the Public Accounts Committee

Sep 19th 2016, 9:11 AM 11,478 Views 88 Comments

Leo Varadkar yesterday accused Opposition TDs of launching a “witch hunt”, adding that Noonan is only accountable to the Dáil.