Michael Mcgrath

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Increases in carbon tax and changes to the special VAT rate for the hospitality sector are being considered for the October budget, Fianna Fáil leader(...)

 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan  said there would be “very little wiggle room” in the imminent budget because of the scale of threat facing Ireland due to Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Brexit has been described as a frightening and cataclysmic meteor hurtling towards Ireland by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the (...)

 Fianna Fáil spokesman on Finance Michael McGrath said the party would be in support of the reintroduction of some form of SSIA-type (special savings incentive account) scheme. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil agrees with the budgetary parameters set out by the the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC), the party’s spokesman on finance, Michael Mc(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on finance Michael McGrath called Minister Eoghan Murphy’s threat “a headline-grabbing announcement to coincide with the Fine Gael think-in in Galway”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy should focus on eliminating bureaucracy in his own department rather than threatening to remove powers from local a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Inis Meáin, Aran Islands: ‘I’m not proposing to go to the Phoenix Park next week or the week after and have an election before the budget, not at all.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not intend to call an election despite Fianna Fáil’s rejection of his request for early negotiations on an ext(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Doherty. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has described Fianna Fáil’s response Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s letter as “childish”. Ms Doherty also sa(...)

It would not be in the national interest to have a general election before Britain leaves the European Union in March, Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has said. File photgraph: Aidan Crawley.

It would not be in the national interest to have a general election before Britain leaves the European Union in March, Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesper(...)

The Project Scariff sale is expected to be the last big portfolio sale undertaken by Ulster Bank, which has been restructuring its Irish assets for almost a decade.

Opposition politicians and consumer advocates have criticised Ulster Bank for agreeing to sell a €1.4 billion portfolio of distressed Irish home loans(...)

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding said existing regulations would continue to protect homeowners after the loans were sold. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB will receive €1.3 billion in cash from Start Mortgages for a batch of bad home loans that had a face value of €2.1 billion. News of the(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Holding the Liam Miller tribute match at the 45,000-capacity stadium would allow thousands more fans to attend

Senior GAA officials plan to recommend that a tribute soccer match for the late Liam Miller be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. But as part of a compromis(...)

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