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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling
# State Aid
# State Aid

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

Sep 7th 2016, 10:15 PM 36,778 Views 163 Comments

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures
# Leprechaun Economics
# Leprechaun Economics

We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures

Jul 20th 2016, 2:35 PM 16,716 Views 83 Comments

The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 2 July, 2016

What on earth is going on with motor insurance premiums in Ireland?
# Premium Level
# Premium Level

What on earth is going on with motor insurance premiums in Ireland?

Jul 2nd 2016, 7:00 AM 48,462 Views 105 Comments

A protest took place in Dublin today over the spiralling cost of car insurance premiums here.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?

May 24th 2016, 9:00 PM 61,687 Views 94 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 1 February, 2016

What is the 'fiscal space' and why does it matter?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What is the 'fiscal space' and why does it matter?

Feb 1st 2016, 12:07 PM 21,030 Views 30 Comments

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know

Jan 27th 2016, 11:12 PM 27,525 Views 108 Comments

The committee of inquiry has presented its findings and recommendations regarding Ireland’s banking crisis after 14 months.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'
# Flood Defences
# Flood Defences

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'

Jan 20th 2016, 9:55 AM 7,321 Views 20 Comments

Simon Harris says the government is investing more money in this area over the next five years than has been spent in the last two decades.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC
# Lesson Learned
# Lesson Learned

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC

Jan 12th 2016, 12:50 PM 12,426 Views 98 Comments

Party finance spokesperson Michael McGrath also insisted it would not be going into coalition with Sinn Féin.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 11 January, 2016

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

Jan 11th 2016, 6:10 AM 26,504 Views 32 Comments

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'

Dec 3rd 2015, 1:45 PM 22,496 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Within weeks, this man could be Fianna Fáil's new leader... or unemployed
# A Cruel Game
# A Cruel Game

Within weeks, this man could be Fianna Fáil's new leader... or unemployed

Oct 10th 2015, 7:15 AM 20,101 Views 38 Comments

Micheal McGrath dropped by TheJournal.ie this week for a chat about his own future and that of his party.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 13 September, 2015

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Sep 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 20,442 Views 68 Comments

Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 7 September, 2015

Renua says Fianna Fáil copied its policy... but it's actually the other way around
# Morto
# Morto

Renua says Fianna Fáil copied its policy... but it's actually the other way around

Sep 7th 2015, 4:45 PM 16,950 Views 37 Comments

Someone should have checked.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely
# After Micheál
# After Micheál

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 33,763 Views 113 Comments

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 1 August, 2015

More than 300,000 set to lose mortgage interest relief in next two years
# Difficult
# Difficult

More than 300,000 set to lose mortgage interest relief in next two years

Aug 1st 2015, 10:04 AM 23,020 Views 63 Comments

The average benefit to a family is around €850.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry

Jul 29th 2015, 5:34 PM 15,866 Views 46 Comments

Mary Harney and John Gormley were the latest former politicians to brave the banking inquiry gauntlet this afternoon.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 16 July, 2015

The bizarre story of how Gaddafi almost bought a big chunk of Bank of Ireland
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

The bizarre story of how Gaddafi almost bought a big chunk of Bank of Ireland

Jul 16th 2015, 4:11 PM 25,603 Views 32 Comments

Irish government officials went to Libya to talk about a potential deal – but Libya didn’t feel ‘comfortable’ with Ireland’s handling of the financial crisis.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland's next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely
# Crystal Ball
# Crystal Ball

Ireland's next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Jul 5th 2015, 10:00 PM 71,593 Views 200 Comments

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

WATCH: Charlie McCreevy's blunt answer when asked if he ever got anything wrong
# If I Have It I Spend It
# If I Have It I Spend It

WATCH: Charlie McCreevy's blunt answer when asked if he ever got anything wrong

Jul 1st 2015, 10:15 PM 20,768 Views 44 Comments

The former finance minister gave a robust performance at the banking inquiry today.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment
# Complex Issue
# Complex Issue

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 31,285 Views 115 Comments

Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack'
# Shadow Of Its Former Self
# Shadow Of Its Former Self

Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack'

Jun 23rd 2015, 2:49 PM 25,156 Views 25 Comments

Fianna Fáil thinks the sector is burdened by “excessive regulation and bureaucracy”.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 12 June, 2015

Why it's pretty unlikely Denis O'Brien will face the banking inquiry
# Valuable Evidence
# Valuable Evidence

Why it's pretty unlikely Denis O'Brien will face the banking inquiry

Jun 12th 2015, 6:46 PM 7,752 Views 0 Comments

One TD proposed that O’Brien should be called as a witness.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?
# Michael Says So
# Michael Says So

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?

May 19th 2015, 5:55 PM 18,954 Views 79 Comments

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates
# Smooth Talker
# Smooth Talker

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates

Apr 22nd 2015, 5:06 PM 13,450 Views 26 Comments

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds'
# Daylight Robbery
# Daylight Robbery

Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds'

Apr 1st 2015, 4:42 PM 22,333 Views 92 Comments

Interest rates in Ireland are way out of step with the rest of Europe.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?)
# Analysis
# Analysis

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?)

Mar 18th 2015, 9:30 PM 24,030 Views 54 Comments

Analysis: The party is continuing to perform poorly in opinion polls, leading some to question its direction.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof
# Bad Loans
# Bad Loans

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Mar 17th 2015, 1:37 PM 17,903 Views 19 Comments

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 5 March, 2015

People have tried to get millions in pension funds out of Ireland
# Nest Egg
# Nest Egg

People have tried to get millions in pension funds out of Ireland

Mar 5th 2015, 6:12 AM 15,945 Views 21 Comments

The Revenue Commissioners are investigating if any of this activity was illegal.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 2 March, 2015

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil voted for HUGE tax increases - but that's not entirely true
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil voted for HUGE tax increases - but that's not entirely true

Mar 2nd 2015, 10:00 PM 13,214 Views 73 Comments

The Tánaiste’s claimed that Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin backed €4.5 billion in tax increases last week – but that’s not entirely accurate.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

These two are not happy about Leo's sly digs at Micheál Martin
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

These two are not happy about Leo's sly digs at Micheál Martin

Feb 24th 2015, 4:00 PM 14,085 Views 43 Comments

Varadkar’s labelling of Martin as the leader of “the third party” has not gone down well.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Hmmm... the Government is doing a LOT of investing in Irish Water
# Of Course It Is
# Of Course It Is

Hmmm... the Government is doing a LOT of investing in Irish Water

Feb 11th 2015, 5:36 PM 17,044 Views 70 Comments

€300 million’s worth at last count…

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 9 February, 2015

Gamble online? You're going to have to start paying tax on it
# Sure Thing
# Sure Thing

Gamble online? You're going to have to start paying tax on it

Feb 9th 2015, 3:45 PM 22,798 Views 63 Comments

The 1% tax was planned four years ago but was delayed in Europe.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014
# Courts
# Courts

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014

Jan 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 10,985 Views 25 Comments

The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 9 January, 2015

IBRC won't say how much former Anglo directors still owe them
# Keeping Schtum
# Keeping Schtum

IBRC won't say how much former Anglo directors still owe them

Jan 9th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,958 Views 17 Comments

The bank said the information is “commercially sensitive”.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 29 December, 2014

10,000 Irish homeowners need protection against 'vulture funds'
# Mortgage Holders
# Mortgage Holders

10,000 Irish homeowners need protection against 'vulture funds'

Dec 29th 2014, 6:21 PM 12,498 Views 45 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the issue needs to be dealt with in 2015.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 28 December, 2014

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?
# Hypothecated
# Hypothecated

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?

Dec 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,382 Views 36 Comments

Fianna Fáil aren’t happy with the Government’s answer.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 19 December, 2014

'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'
# Mortgage Approvals
# Mortgage Approvals

'An air of panic is setting in to the property market'

Dec 19th 2014, 7:22 PM 18,540 Views 45 Comments

New figures show a spike in the number of mortgage approvals.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

ECB to Ireland: We don't have to answer to you
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

ECB to Ireland: We don't have to answer to you

Dec 17th 2014, 9:01 AM 9,468 Views 38 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 13 December, 2014

'We're ready': Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election
# Ballot
# Ballot

'We're ready': Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election

Dec 13th 2014, 1:06 PM 13,928 Views 76 Comments

Party leader Micheál Martin and finance spokesperson, Michael McGrath, were nominated in Cork South Central.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 13 November, 2014

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don't hold your breath on when
# Payback Time
# Payback Time

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don't hold your breath on when

Nov 13th 2014, 3:11 PM 11,686 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what the bank’s chief would reveal today about how long that will take…