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# Peter Mathews

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# Bank Guarantee
Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered
Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is among those to have paid tribute to Mathews, saying Ireland is “a poorer place” without him.
Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65
The former Dublin South TD announced last year he had been diagnosed with cancer.
# Election 2016
Peter Mathews has been diagnosed with cancer
The independent TD said he still intends to contest the general election.
# Say hello wave goodbye
For perhaps the last time, Peter Mathews was sent packing from the Dáil today
The independent TD was given his marching orders from the Dáil yet again today.
# Poster Boy
'Completely different': Peter Mathews says he's not copying Fine Gael colours
“Anyone with an eye for art will see.”
# Silenced
Instead of being kicked out, Peter Mathews was just completely ignored in the Dáil today
The independent TD’s spat with the Ceann Comhairle rumbles on.
# taking a walk
Peter Mathews has just been kicked out of the Dáil again
The independent TD was ordered out of the Dáil for the second time in two weeks this afternoon.
# Rowdy
Peter Mathews was thrown out of the Dáil and given an unusual punishment earlier
The independent TD’s refusal to stop talking landed him in trouble today.
# Can't keep a good man down
Alan Shatter says he's running for re-election, but will Fine Gael let him?
The Dublin South TD said he intends to seek re-election next year.
# Shot Down
'There's nothing to be afraid of': Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today...
The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.
# Can't we be friends?
The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse
It’s complicated, but let us explain…
# Awkward
Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.
# Hoop Dreams
Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry
The Reform Alliance TD has played down suggestions he is lobbying to be added to the inquiry in the wake of Stephen Donnelly’s departure.
# Bank Guarantee
TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry
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.
# Dublin West
David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid
Hall, a former member of Fianna Fáil, launched his bid for the Dáil seat in Dublin West in the capital today.
# Gone for good
'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party
The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.
# He's out
'Extremely unlikely': Peter Mathews says he'd need to win the lotto to run for Europe
It is now unlikely that the Reform Alliance TD will seek election to the European Parliament in May.
# blue peter
FG councillor resorts to "handy blue marker" to remove references to Mathews
More cost-saving measures from Fine Gael…
# Analysis
Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue
The alliance exists because its members voted against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, but can it gain wider appeal? Today’s conference at the RDS will be a key indicator.
# Election 2014
Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid
Ireland needs a “straight-talking team” of 11 MEPs to help negotiate a debt write down, the Independent TD believes, but he has not held talks with any of the parties about joining them or getting their support.
# Peter Mathews
Peter Mathews says 'all the parties can join me' on his debt write down 'mission'
The independent TD said he has had no formal discussions with Fianna Fáil about the possibility of joining the party and running for it in next year’s European elections.
# Bondholders
‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.
# Budget 2014
Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it
The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.
# No regrets
'An end to a fairly long saga': Mathews' departure not mourned in Fine Gael
Peter Mathews’ decision to resign from Fine Gael had been brewing for a long time.
# Resignation
Peter Mathews has resigned from Fine Gael
Mathews was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party in July over his vote against the abortion bill.
# Reform Alliance
Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees
They’ve got speaking time but they want more…
# Silenced
Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil
The government has no plans to allow the expelled Fine Gael rebels, now known as the Reform Alliance, speaking rights in the Dáil.
# Reform Alliance
"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance
Direct election of the Ceann Comhairle, automatic addition to the electoral register and Attorney General certification for guillotined bills top the agenda for the Fine Gael rebels.
# Reform Alliance
Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'
Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.
# Reform Alliance
The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance
Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.
# Fine Gael
'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists
Paul Kehoe has said it’s not nice to have to expel the five TDs and two Senators over the abortion vote but insisted that “politics is no kind of Cinderella game”.
# Finance committee
Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers
The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…
# best buds
Caption competition: What are Peter Mathews and RBB talking about?
Over to you…
# Bank of Ireland
Donnelly and Mathews let rip at Bank of Ireland executives
Peter Mathews and Stephen Donnelly were in the Oireachtas Finance Committee today and were full of questions for Bank of Ireland boss Richie Boucher.
# speaking rights
Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
The government chief whip has told that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.
# De-selected
Lucinda Creighton is unlikely to be chosen as a Fine Gael candidate again
Meanwhile Peadar Tóibín’s suspension from Sinn Féin for six months means he is banned from attending all party events.
# Abortion vote
Four Fine Gael rebels will lose committee memberships... and their offices
Meanwhile, Sinn Féin has said that Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill is a “serious breach of party rules”.
# Abortion
Fine Gael TD says he won’t support abortion bill, and neither will nine others
Brian Walsh is now the third member of the Fine Gael parliamentary party who has decided to vote against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
# Abortion
Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'
The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.