Finian McGrath

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‘Grace’ was sent to a foster home in the southeast when she was a child and remained there for 20 years, despite concerns being raised on a number of occasions about her welfare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The commission of inquiry into the case of “Grace” – an intellectually disabled young woman left in a foster home for 20 years despite concerns about (...)

Image of Cairn’s proposed 385-home development on Griffith Avenue, Marino, north Dublin. Photograph: Cairn Homes

Minister of State Finian McGrath is opposing a large housing development of more than 370 apartments in his north Dublin constituency on Griffith Aven(...)

Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar at a press conference on Brexit in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Government members zipped their lips, sat back and thought of Germany. In the end, when the Taoiseach addressed the nation at 9pm to say a Brexit dra(...)

Richard Bruton: he petitioned the NTA  on seven occasions over concerns and objections constituents in his Dublin Bay North constituency had raised. Photograph: Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and several senior Ministers made representations to the National Transport Authority (NTA) over constituents’ concerns with th(...)

Different ways of changing the hospitality VAT rate have been discussed.

The Independent Alliance is objecting to significant budget changes in the special hospitality VAT rate, with one member of the group warning the Cabi(...)

Fine Gael Ministers at Cabinet recognised that Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath had a different view to them on the Trump visit, a Cabinet source said. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent Alliance ministers stressed their opposition to the policies of US President Donald Trump during a discussion on his impending Irish visit(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  has travelled to the United States to launch Ireland’s election campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. File Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied his Fine Gael colleagues were “swaggering around the place” as suggested by Independent TD Finian McGrath amid specu(...)

The signing of the treaty at the opening session of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations in 2007. Photograph:  Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

The ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the Government is “overdue” after 10 years of delays, the director(...)

 Finian McGrath arriving at Government Buildings. File photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Finian McGrath made representations to Minister for Health Simon Harris on behalf of anti-vaccination campaign group Regret while he wa(...)

‘We [him and Mr Harris] have different views but we are very united in the whole issue of public safety and the safety of the vaccines,’ Minister of State Finian McGrath  said.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Finian McGrath said he is “united” with the Minister for Health on the HPV vaccination despite them having “different views”. Mr McGrath, the Ministe(...)

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