Mattie McGrath

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Independent TD Mattie McGrath. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has been criticised by the Auschwitz Memorial for comparing the Government’s system of Covid-19 certificates to Nazi Ger(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath: he said  Ireland “is set to become fifth highest net contributor to the fund behind Germany, France, Holland and Sweden”

Opposition parties have raised questions about the costs and benefits of the EU budget agreed after four days of intensive negotiations in Brussels. (...)

One group, spearheaded by Tipperary Independent Mattie McGrath, is engaging in government talks. File photograph: The Irish Times

A number of separate groups of Independent TDs are forming ahead of the first sitting of the 33rd Dáil on Thursday. Sinn Féin has invited Independent(...)

Heather Humphreys: ‘There’s a culture in this country which says: it’s everyone’s fault but your own.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It would have taken a brave individual to approach Heather Humphreys with an overegged story about a fall on her premises when she was the manager of (...)

Richard ‘Ask  Me Anything’ Bruton wouldn’t answer the one big question they all wanted to ask: how much is Granahan McCourt putting up? Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Broadband is a human right. At least the Minister for Rural and Community Development didn’t say that. Anyone for the last of the placards? Form an (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris told a Dáil debate on abortion legislation: ‘I hear a lot about human rights and I have some breaking news. Women’s rights are human rights.’ File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Simon Harris has rejected calls to ban abortion on the ground of disability, saying it would make the Bill governing abortion law (...)

Peader Tóibín was previously suspended when he diverged from party opinion over the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín faces suspension from the parliamentary party for the second time after he voted against abortion legislation currently bef(...)

A group of GPs opposed to the planned abortion law attended a meeting in the Oireachtas on Wednesday chaired by anti-abortion Independent TD Mattie McGrath. File photograph: Eric Luke.

A group of GPs has accused the Minister for Health Simon Harris of seeking to railroad through legislation which would force them to refer patients se(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has voiced his support for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment, saying that the proposed legislation, “in no way represents abortion on demand”

A beautiful sunny day in Dublin. On the pavement outside Leinster House, a man walks up and down with a sign hanging from his neck. “Yes Voters” it r(...)

The bill proposes a new regime covering all home mortgages in arrears before January 1st, 2017. Photograph: iStock

A bill put forward by Fianna Fail, proposing a new organisation with wide powers to deal with mortgage arrears, has been heavily criticised by the Eur(...)

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