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#Michael McGrath

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Burton: €200 water bill for four adult family is my personal hope... and Enda is on the same page
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Burton: €200 water bill for four adult family is my personal hope... and Enda is on the same page

Nov 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 29,631 Views 329 Comments

“I am very confident that the Taoiseach and I are very much on the same page on that,” Burton said today.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Nearly all the assets from Nama's €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers
# Nama Drama
# Nama Drama

Nearly all the assets from Nama's €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers

Oct 22nd 2014, 5:12 PM 12,357 Views 34 Comments

And the bad bank’s boss says if overseas owners want to pull apart Irish businesses there’s not much he can do.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Minister claims "no connection" between McNulty board appointment and Seanad nomination
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

Minister claims "no connection" between McNulty board appointment and Seanad nomination

Sep 27th 2014, 4:44 PM 6,411 Views 37 Comments

The opposition claim that the controversy is growing ‘shabbier by the day’.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out
# Property Supplements
# Property Supplements

What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out

Sep 24th 2014, 4:54 PM 8,312 Views 36 Comments

Terms of reference for the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system were finalised today.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early - but what does that mean?
# Debt Burden
# Debt Burden

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early - but what does that mean?

Aug 12th 2014, 10:48 AM 13,886 Views 54 Comments

Early repayment could save hundreds of millions every year – but could also be a political minefield.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 10 August, 2014

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Aug 10th 2014, 11:33 AM 20,977 Views 172 Comments

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Fears as 10,000 mortgages now in the hands of 'vulture funds'
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Fears as 10,000 mortgages now in the hands of 'vulture funds'

Aug 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,034 Views 60 Comments

The selling off of IBRC assets leaves home owners vulnerable to a rise in interest rates.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

'Appalling' state of sub-prime mortgages in firing line
# Sub-prime Numbers
# Sub-prime Numbers

'Appalling' state of sub-prime mortgages in firing line

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:24 AM 6,510 Views 20 Comments

One in four home repossessions since 2012 relates to sub-prime properties, new figures show

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets 'beyond its reach'
# Asset Hunt
# Asset Hunt

Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets 'beyond its reach'

Jul 19th 2014, 7:10 AM 7,479 Views 9 Comments

Fianna Fail’s Michael McGrath said the news raises “fundamental questions” about debtor co-operation.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 18 July, 2014

How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far?
# To The Wall
# To The Wall

How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far?

Jul 18th 2014, 4:04 PM 10,780 Views 17 Comments

The vast majority of the bankruptcies have been in the UK.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

'Good cop/bad cop' claims lead to call for banking inquiry to 'remove cloak of secrecy'
# Internal Strife
# Internal Strife

'Good cop/bad cop' claims lead to call for banking inquiry to 'remove cloak of secrecy'

Jul 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 3,956 Views 16 Comments

Claims and counter-claims have led to a split among members of the inquiry and a call for the investigation into the banking collapse to move into public session.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Warning over legal challenges as banking inquiry's public sessions not expected until 2015
# Job Of Work
# Job Of Work

Warning over legal challenges as banking inquiry's public sessions not expected until 2015

Jun 19th 2014, 4:10 PM 6,828 Views 31 Comments

The first meeting of the joint Oireachtas committee set up to examine the banking crisis lasted some four hours at Leinster House today.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 13 June, 2014

Self-employed contractors are underpaying millions in tax
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Self-employed contractors are underpaying millions in tax

Jun 13th 2014, 1:45 PM 19,261 Views 68 Comments

Audits carried out in the last year showed that the Revenue was underpaid to the tune of €9.3 million.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry
# Angry Scenes
# Angry Scenes

Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry

Jun 12th 2014, 12:30 PM 12,499 Views 93 Comments

The coalition has restored its majority on the inquiry by adding two more senators – causing uproar in Leinster House.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses
# Back Off
# Back Off

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses

Jun 11th 2014, 2:32 PM 10,565 Views 70 Comments

Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou

Jun 10th 2014, 1:07 PM 12,253 Views 71 Comments

Sinn Féin are tabling a motion calling for a full judge-led inquiry into mother-and-baby homes. Fianna Fáil are expected to back it.

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry
# Row
# Row

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry

Jun 10th 2014, 12:29 PM 4,614 Views 33 Comments

The first meeting of the special Oireachtas Committee was due to get underway tomorrow but has now been postponed indefinitely amid a row over the number of government members on the inquiry.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess
# Not A Great Start
# Not A Great Start

'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess

Jun 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,578 Views 41 Comments

With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Want to be a banker? You're in luck
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Want to be a banker? You're in luck

Jun 5th 2014, 2:57 PM 18,602 Views 23 Comments

There are over 100 jobs up for grabs at the Central Bank.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry

May 14th 2014, 10:48 PM 18,043 Views 70 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the Irish people “suffered great hardship” because of the bank guarantee as the Dáil debated a motion to establish an inquiry.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 8 May, 2014

These Fine Gael TDs will serve on banking inquiry - but no decision on second Labour member
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

These Fine Gael TDs will serve on banking inquiry - but no decision on second Labour member

May 8th 2014, 2:00 PM 6,339 Views 25 Comments

A motion formally establishing the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system is due to be debated in the Dáil next week.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

May 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 11,058 Views 48 Comments

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 28 April, 2014

Only one in every twenty complaints about financial mis-selling is upheld
# Sharp Practice?
# Sharp Practice?

Only one in every twenty complaints about financial mis-selling is upheld

Apr 28th 2014, 6:44 PM 6,697 Views 13 Comments

Fianna Fail issues a call to overhaul rules governing the sale of financial products.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank
# Debt
# Debt

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank

Apr 9th 2014, 11:32 AM 6,740 Views 21 Comments

Officials from Permanent TSB told the Oireachtas finance committee that 85 per cent of customers offered a split-mortgage had agreed to the deal.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 3 April, 2014

'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:15 PM 5,764 Views 30 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said that the coalition has to date “flatly and coldly refused the Bethany survivors the dignity of recognition”.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 24 March, 2014

Here's the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD
# ECB
# ECB

Here's the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD

Mar 24th 2014, 5:00 PM 26,238 Views 42 Comments

Responding to queries from the finance spokesperson, Draghi said that ‘the viability of nationalised banks’ needs to be addressed.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:15 PM 21,524 Views 74 Comments

Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. TheJournal.ie reveals all…

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil

Mar 22nd 2014, 3:50 PM 16,059 Views 74 Comments

A motion that called for the government to be given the right to shut down a social media site if it leads to the death of a citizen was defeated by delegates on day two of the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney.

# michael-mcgrath - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis 'akin to Russian roulette'
# Arrears
# Arrears

News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis 'akin to Russian roulette'

Mar 19th 2014, 6:58 PM 14,423 Views 64 Comments

“One bank’s sustainable solution could be another bank’s unsustainable mortgage leading to repossession proceedings,” Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’
# Consensus
# Consensus

‘Considerable protections already apply to people who are in mortgage difficulties’

Mar 4th 2014, 9:00 PM 11,047 Views 22 Comments

Despite Fergus O’Dowd’s criticism of the Fianna Fáil’s bill, the government will not oppose its passage.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice
# Consultancy
# Consultancy

Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice

Feb 22nd 2014, 7:56 PM 11,427 Views 56 Comments

Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.

# michael-mcgrath - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Noonan confirms he said no to bonuses in face-to-face meeting with AIB bosses
# Incentivisation
# Incentivisation

Noonan confirms he said no to bonuses in face-to-face meeting with AIB bosses

Feb 15th 2014, 12:10 PM 7,926 Views 31 Comments

The Finance Minister has confirmed he met with officials from the bank, but “personally reinforced” that there are currently no plans to re-introduce bonuses.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 9 February, 2014

30 former AIB senior execs asked to take pension reduction
# Banking
# Banking

30 former AIB senior execs asked to take pension reduction

Feb 9th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,304 Views 42 Comments

The news broke last year that senior executives were being asked to take voluntary pension cuts.

# michael-mcgrath - Thursday 23 January, 2014

€1.9 billion in outstanding debt on sub-prime mortgages in arrears
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

€1.9 billion in outstanding debt on sub-prime mortgages in arrears

Jan 23rd 2014, 8:10 AM 7,243 Views 127 Comments

This amounts to more than half of the overall outstanding debt on these mortgages.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

'We need to know what the strategy is': FF urges government to push for debt deal
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

'We need to know what the strategy is': FF urges government to push for debt deal

Jan 21st 2014, 12:35 PM 3,899 Views 29 Comments

“We need to know what the strategy is. At the moment we’re really in a vacuum,” Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said today.

# michael-mcgrath - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

We don’t intend to lose the discipline that's been put in the system by the Troika - Taoiseach
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

We don’t intend to lose the discipline that's been put in the system by the Troika - Taoiseach

Dec 17th 2013, 3:39 PM 5,166 Views 40 Comments

Launching a new economic strategy today, the Government says they want unemployment down to 10 per cent by 2016 and under 6 per cent by 2020.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 16 December, 2013

Job predictions "cold comfort" says McGrath
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Job predictions "cold comfort" says McGrath

Dec 16th 2013, 9:35 AM 4,704 Views 61 Comments

The Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson says he wants more detail on the government’s plans to grow the economy.

# michael-mcgrath - Monday 18 November, 2013

Fianna Fáil TD 'definitely did not like MILF page' on Facebook
# Hacked Off
From The Daily Edge
# Hacked Off

Fianna Fáil TD 'definitely did not like MILF page' on Facebook

Nov 18th 2013, 4:46 PM 47,330 Views 62 Comments

Michael McGrath said his Facebook page was hacked, and has now been taken offline.

# michael-mcgrath - Sunday 17 November, 2013

"We want an exit, but we want a sustainable exit" - McGrath calls for credit line
# Bailout
# Bailout

"We want an exit, but we want a sustainable exit" - McGrath calls for credit line

Nov 17th 2013, 1:13 PM 6,201 Views 96 Comments

In response to the Fianna Fáil TD, the Communications Minister said that the Government had made “some pretty good shots”.

# michael-mcgrath - Friday 15 November, 2013

Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons

Nov 15th 2013, 5:04 PM 4,464 Views 68 Comments

The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.