Mattie Mcgrath

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Eoghan Murphy: the Minister says he has “full confidence in each of the presiding officers in each of our polling stations, that they will be able to do their job properly and accurately”.

The Minister with responsibility for the electoral process has said he is “worried” that No campaigners may try to “undermine the integrity” of Friday(...)

Leo Varadkar: if ‘we may need to make an exception’ and reinstate a guillotine to time-limit debate of a new road safety Bill. Photograph: Collins

The Taoiseach has threatened to reinstate the Dáil guillotine to pass a controversial Bill that changes some drink drive penalties due to growing frus(...)

 In the Dáil on Tuesday, Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath claimed ‘the register is a mess and people have been put on and put on twice’.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on Independent TD Mattie McGrath to “cool the conspiracy theory” about illegal voting and illegal registration of vo(...)

Britain has one of the most liberal abortion regimes in the European Union. The proposed law by the Government in Ireland is not comparable. File photograph: Getty Images

Question: Will Ireland introduce an abortion law similar to Britain’s? A claim is being made that Ireland will introduce abortion laws as liberal as (...)

Prof Alan Barrett, director of the ESRI, and  Minister for Transport Shane Ross  at the round table discussion on public transport  held in the  Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has suggested a new profit-sharing scheme could be introduced for thousands of staff in the State-owned CIÉ group of(...)

Danny Healy Rae: insists he’s got nothing against winged creatures. Or hedges.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Healy-Rae corner. An interesting contribution from Danny at a recent meeting of the Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht select committee, where there has(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Independent Mattie McGrath were involved in a heated exchange in which strong language was used in full view of (...)

Claire Byrne: hosted debate

Billed as one of RTE’s major referendum debates, it quickly descended to the nasty and brutish, with all sides trading abuse, much of it personal. In(...)

Bill will ban first-time driving offenders for three months if caught with blood-alcohol of between 50mg/100ml and 80mg/100ml. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

When Independent TD Mattie McGrath was interrupted in full Dáil flow about controversial road traffic legislation last week he was on his feet for mor(...)

There were heated exchanges and repeated interruptions with Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher suspending the House amid chaos over the controversial Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A rarely used Dáil rule was invoked to end filibustering in a debate on drink driving and learner driver-related legislation. There were heated excha(...)

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