Mr McGrath

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Mr McGrath said : “When Covid hit, everyone was cocooning at home. And while there was a lack of travel, people still had cash flow the demand went through the roof,” External link

news_com_au Friday, January 14, 2022 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Congrats to the whole community and I look forward to working with everyone now to move the project through the various stages as quickly as possible” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 11, 2022 10:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “So, I just felt it was a really loose, glib remark that was completely unwarranted. Now, of course, we acknowledge that there will always be opportunities for improvements in the way the public service and the civil service performs. But that type of tarring everyone with the one brush was completely unwarranted,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “So, I just felt it was a really loose, glib remark that was completely unwarranted. Now, of course, we acknowledge that there will always be opportunities for improvements in the way the public service and the civil service performs. But that type of tarring everyone with the one brush was completely unwarranted,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 5, 2022 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Is that where we've come to now, back to 1933 in Germany, we'll be all tagged in yellow with the mark of the beast on us, is that where we're going? " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 29, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Is that where we've come to now, back to 1933 in Germany, we'll be all tagged in yellow with the mark of the beast on us, is that where we're going? " External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 27, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “No Government ever wants to be in a position where it has to impose restrictions which result in people losing their job,” External link

irishtimes Monday, December 20, 2021 7:08:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have always said that when Nphet makes its recommendations, we are duty bound to consider those carefully. But at this point in time we have no additional recommendations,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, December 14, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We have always said that when Nphet makes its recommendations, we are duty bound to consider those carefully. But at this point in time we have no additional recommendations," External link

eecho Tuesday, December 14, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have always said that when Nphet makes its recommendations, we are duty bound to consider those carefully. But at this point in time we have no additional recommendations,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Anything with an issue, or less differentiated, or even investor stock, is down about 5 per cent,” External link

theherald-au Friday, December 10, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Anything with an issue, or less differentiated, or even investor stock, is down about 5 per cent,” External link

smh Friday, December 10, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Storm Warning ) : “High tide is at 6.45am tomorrow morning and at 7.20pm tomorrow evening. There is currently a Red Marine Warning in place for the sea area that includes Galway and an Orange Storm Warning for Storm Barra for 6am Tuesday morning to 6am on Wednesday morning,” External link

connachttribune Wednesday, December 8, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Storm Warning ) : “High tide is at 6.45am tomorrow morning and at 7.20pm tomorrow evening. There is currently a Red Marine Warning in place for the sea area that includes Galway and an Orange Storm Warning for Storm Barra for 6am Tuesday morning to 6am on Wednesday morning,” External link

connachttribune Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Storm Warning ) : “High tide is at 6.45am tomorrow morning and at 7.20pm tomorrow evening. There is currently a Red Marine Warning in place for the sea area that includes Galway and an Orange Storm Warning for Storm Barra for 6am Tuesday morning to 6am on Wednesday morning,” External link

connachttribune Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented, and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented, and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

eecho Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented, and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The selection of Mr Deering follows a competitive recruitment process managed by the Public Appointments Service, which included a thorough search for suitable candidates both in Ireland and internationally,” “Ger brings a wealth of relevant experience to the role, and I am confident that he will build upon the significant contribution which Peter Tyndall made during his time as Ombudsman and Information Commissioner” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In line with public health advice, a cautious and careful return to workplaces should take into account appropriate attendance levels, with the use of staggered arrangements such as non-full time attendance and flexible working hours” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 12, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It was dirty. There was clay on it from the tyres. We wouldn’t leave it that way,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There was the aftermath of washing down of soiling on a laneway. There is a slight slope on the road. There was a line of foul smelling material consisting of slurry in a gully. The smell does linger,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There was visual evidence of material making its way from the gully to the stream,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I crouched down. There was a strong smell from the side of the road. I’m trained in odour assessment. What I smelt was slurry,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He was drawing it two miles over the road and it was the second field in from the road. He crossed the first field and into the second field,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I spread the water on the first field to wash out the inside of the tanker. Then I got more water to clean the passage. It was dirty. There was clay on it from the tyres. We wouldn’t leave it that way,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There was a smell of slurry everywhere. I’m 99% certain the farm beside us was spreading slurry. Every farmer in the country was spreading,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “We must do this, but it will require a transformative change. We will have to bring people with us, not bludgeon them,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "It would be even higher if we could supply enough product, have enough applications approved, or tradespeople available," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We're desperate for people who are manufacturing fibreglass pools, for concrete sprayers, steel fixers, from surveying and excavation, all the way through to hydraulics and people servicing the pools," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We ask consumers to be patient just as they would with any other large purchase and really consider it," "We are building them and delivering them as fast as we can" External link

abc-au Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think there is going to be some impact,” “To what degree it is hard to say” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Right at the beginning when it was first mandated to show vaccinations coming at the door we had a few situations,” “So, we did all we could do” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The best way would be to ask minor hockey what their registration was and where we are today,” “That would give us an idea” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Yes, if they are over the age of 12,” “They will be required to show vaccination” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath replied : “Yes, if they are coming into our facility,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath asked : “Would the minister undertake that today, or at latest tomorrow, if there are children with a red flag case of suspected cancer, that they will see a specialist in the next 24 to 48 hours?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "It didn't really work that way though because we got smashed on Tuesday. Everyone caught on pretty quickly," External link

bordermail Sunday, October 17, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “To people who make the point that we spread the money too thinly, you have to back that up by saying where we shouldn’t have spent the money” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He should be top of the list,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This is a step change in investment in childcare,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This is a step change in investment in childcare,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It will take time and the cost will be spread out over a long period of time,” “The Government will consider how it’s going to fund that and what its options are to raise revenues” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We believe the way in which we will be able to bring down rents and make rents more affordable is for more homes to be built including more rental accommodation," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I am pleased to announce a 100 per cent Christmas bonus for 2021 which will assist many families with outgoings over the festive period,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In order to promote modal shift in the transport sector, I am providing €25 million for the introduction of a Youth Travel Card,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I am pleased to announce a 100 per cent Christmas bonus for 2021 which will assist many families with outgoings over the festive period,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In order to promote modal shift in the transport sector, I am providing €25 million for the introduction of a Youth Travel Card,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “It will take time and the cost will be spread out over a long period of time,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I am pleased to announce a 100% Christmas bonus for 2021 which will assist many families with outgoings over the festive period,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In order to promote modal shift in the transport sector, I am providing 25 million euro for the introduction of a Youth Travel Card,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I am pleased to announce a 100% Christmas bonus for 2021 which will assist many families with outgoings over the festive period,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In order to promote modal shift in the transport sector, I am providing 25 million euro for the introduction of a Youth Travel Card,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

eecho Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

eecho Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Our experience through Covid has given us all a renewed sense of community, at home and abroad, and an appreciation of the important work of safeguarding our society," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There is an army of volunteers and youth workers who did all they could during the Covid-19 pandemic to adapt and address the needs of our young people,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, October 11, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There are lots of demands and lots of challenges, right across the system, and we do acknowledge that people on core weekly social welfare rates haven’t benefited from an increase in their weekly rate in the last couple of budgets” External link

independent-ie Sunday, October 10, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We are very conscious of the impact of rising energy prices,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, October 10, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “But it's still a deficit of over €13 billion, and if we can reduce the deficit faster and faster, and add less money to the national debt, that's not a bad thing. We have to think of our children, we have to think of our future generations,” “I very much welcome the really significant improvements in the projected deficit for this year, a change of €7 billion in a short number of months is quite dramatic. "The deficit as forecast now in the white paper is just over €13 billion versus a figure of over €20 billion in the summer economic statement. And I think that is because the economy has rebounded very strongly,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The support of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet in his previous role as treasurer and Deputy [Liberal] Leader Stuart Ayres for the visitor economy has been significant; their combined leadership will accelerate NSW forward towards recovery. It is very encouraging for the sector,” External link

watoday Friday, October 8, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I understand there is agreement in principal on all substantive issues in the funding agreement, and Live Nation and BAM are working to mobilise their design team so they can be fully engaged once corporate approval is secured from Live Nation in Ireland,” External link

eecho Monday, October 4, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We will spend, over the next four years in the lifetime of this government, direct exchequer capital funding of almost €50bn,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 4, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We will spend, over the next four years in the lifetime of this government, direct exchequer capital funding of almost 50 billion euro,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, October 4, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "There is a programme for government commitment, which was agreed to by the three parties on entering government last year, and that is that when it comes to new infrastructure investment in transport, there will be a ratio of two to one in favour of public transport investment, relative to investment in new road infrastructure. " External link

eecho Monday, October 4, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I mean, for example here we [have] Dunkettle Interchange being built in Cork, the N22 and other projects are in the pipeline, which will also be delivered,” “A number of the major public transport projects, which are so important for our country, will take a number of years to get to the point where they’re ready for construction” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 4, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I mean, for example here we (have) Dunkettle Interchange being built in Cork, the N22 and other projects are in the pipeline, which will also be delivered,” “A number of the major public transport projects, which are so important for our country, will take a number of years to get to the point where they’re ready for construction” External link

standard Monday, October 4, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “That means more people at work, and less people unemployed, thanks to the recovery that is now well under way,” “On the expenditure side of things, the ceiling for next year is €88.2 billion. It is worth highlighting that is about €2.5 billion less than the ceiling in 2021” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “That means more people at work, and less people unemployed, thanks to the recovery that is now well under way,” “On the expenditure side of things, the ceiling for next year is €88.2 billion. It is worth highlighting that is about €2.5 billion less than the ceiling in 2021” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “We will seek to deal with that as quickly as we possibly can,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “We will seek to deal with that as quickly as we possibly can,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “We will seek to deal with that as quickly as we possibly can,” External link

eecho Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "This isn't a cattle mart to get up and shout," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “That's not good enough, it has to change. We need to work more closely with community gardaí and have them with our people so they're not put in danger. We're asking the chief executive to meet with senior gardaí and see how we can collaborate,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 14, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We will be going beyond the expenditure provision made in the budgets last October," "At this point in time we have, essentially, fully accounted for the Covid Contingency Fund, and the recovery fund that we provided for on Budget Day, and so we will be going beyond that" External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "So now we are adding to that, by virtue of the measures that we're announcing," "But it is firmly with a view to creating jobs and retaining existing jobs in the Irish economy, and so we think it is helpful towards that overall objective" External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We are taking on board the health advice from the Department of Health in relation to that issue, but I think there is a growing sense of confidence, and we can see a return to international travel within the confines of those arrangements in July," External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : "It will definitely slow down. Some of the crazy figures, we won't see them as much, but we'll still see a healthy market. People love property in times of desperation, they know it is one asset they can rely on," External link

qt Monday, May 31, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : "We want to see a return of international travel as soon as possible," External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 28, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "There is no pre-legislative scrutiny, which is outrageous for such serious legislation," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It’s the same across the water in Ireland,” “There’s an issue with getting ahead and being successful and a fear of failure when failure is the best route to success. So, we must bring people together to help them understand the importance of connecting with others to create a culture of change where it is OK to succeed” External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 24, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It brings the ecosystem that supports entrepreneurs together and the collaboration that comes out of it is amazing bringing people together to collaborate on the thing they are passionate about then corralling them and pointing them in the right direction,” “Over 80 organisations are involved, all moving in the same direction” External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 24, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We must build on our strengths while tackling head on, any blocks to achieving our vision” External link

irishtimes Friday, May 21, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Within our sector, the Australian economic recovery has been stronger than we have seen anywhere else in the world,” “Each month is better than the last month. It’s rebounding. Compared to the rest of the world, year to date, we’re probably 25 per cent down on 2019 revenues. That’s positive,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Within our sector, the Australian economic recovery has been stronger than we have seen anywhere else in the world,” “Each month is better than the last month. It’s rebounding. Compared to the rest of the world, year to date, we’re probably 25 per cent down on 2019 revenues. That’s positive,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Within our sector, the Australian economic recovery has been stronger than we have seen anywhere else in the world,” “Each month is better than the last month. It’s rebounding. Compared to the rest of the world, year to date, we’re probably 25 per cent down on 2019 revenues. That’s positive,” External link

watoday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath states : “A large number of submissions were received requesting the restoration of the tidal pools in Salthill as a year-round public amenity and recreation facility accessible to all. The restoration of this facility would be a huge asset to the city and complement the existing facilities that are available at Salthill,” External link

connachttribune Friday, May 14, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath states : “A large number of submissions were received requesting the restoration of the tidal pools in Salthill as a year-round public amenity and recreation facility accessible to all. The restoration of this facility would be a huge asset to the city and complement the existing facilities that are available at Salthill,” External link

connachttribune Friday, May 14, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath states : “A large number of submissions were received requesting the restoration of the tidal pools in Salthill as a year-round public amenity and recreation facility accessible to all. The restoration of this facility would be a huge asset to the city and complement the existing facilities that are available at Salthill,” External link

connachttribune Friday, May 14, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Denis Lynn defined the meaning of entrepreneurship. His food innovations made a big impact,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He cared about our area and his charity work was understated and had impact especially in Africa,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He made a huge contribution to the economic life of the area,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Denis Lynn defined the meaning of entrepreneurship. His food innovations made a big impact,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He cared about our area and his charity work was understated and had impact especially in Africa,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He made a huge contribution to the economic life of the area,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Denis Lynn defined the meaning of entrepreneurship. His food innovations made a big impact,” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He made a huge contribution to the economic life of the area,” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He was an entrepreneur who worked hard and delivered hundreds of jobs to the Downpatrick area,” “I worked with him in his recent expansion. He cared about our area and his charity work was understated and had impact especially in Africa” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Denis Lynn defined the meaning of entrepreneurship. His food innovations made a big impact,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He made a huge contribution to the economic life of the area,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He was an entrepreneur who worked hard and delivered hundreds of jobs to the Downpatrick area,” “I worked with him in his recent expansion. He cared about our area and his charity work was understated and had impact especially in Africa” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "By the end of May, we will set out what our plans are, the government has not made any decision in relation to specific rates beyond the end of June at this point," External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : "The decision will be confirmed in the next three to four weeks," External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In addition to the importance from a health and welfare perspective, there is also the danger that differential treatment of our county because of a substantial variation in Covid cases per 100,000 could see Donegal, once again, enduring specific lockdown restrictions, including a halt to all sports activities, as the rest of Ireland opens up,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Ceann Comhairle ) : “It might be an unusual step, Ceann Comhairle, for us to raise this here. But it’s unusual times and we’re living in a totally totalitarian state, that we can’t have any protest safely in cars” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I have been contacted by taxis (drivers) from Tipperary, who were coming tomorrow in their cars. They have been wiped out with the pandemic,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Up at Legion Field, that is a tough area,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “They just need a footpath to keep them safe,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I put it there in November as a temporary solution until February when we expected indoor dining to resume. This was never a permanent structure. It was and is just a temporary solution until indoor dining resumes,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have been asked by the agencies involved to approach this in a sensitive way because sometimes, extensive media coverage can provide people with ideation with a possible roadmap,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have been asked by the agencies involved to approach this in a sensitive way because sometimes, extensive media coverage can provide people with ideation with a possible roadmap,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I put it there in November as a temporary solution until February when we expected indoor dining to resume. This was never a permanent structure. It was and is just a temporary solution until indoor dining resumes,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have been asked by the agencies involved to approach this in a sensitive way because sometimes, extensive media coverage can provide people with ideation with a possible roadmap,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “Furthermore, although drug and asset seizures and prosecution of key players are important, and are indicators of success from an An Garda Síochána/criminal justice perspective, it is less clear what impact they have locally,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The supports that the State has provided to businesses were never intended to be a buffer for the profits of insurance companies," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Let's continue with the progress that we give us further options to reopen society and reopen the economy over the period ahead," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The supports that the state has provided to businesses were never intended to be a buffer for the profits of insurance companies," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Those supports are there to assist businesses to pay wages, to give them every fighting chance of coming through the pandemic," "They were never intended to be a subsidy for insurance companies. So the Government is examining that issue actively," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Let's continue with the progress that we give us further options to reopen society and reopen the economy over the period ahead," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath insisted : “I can’t make it happen in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Monday, April 19, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath insisted : “I can’t make it happen in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Monday, April 19, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The Data Protection Commissioner believes that they have questions to answer, and I would expect Sinn Féin as the main party of opposition to fully cooperate,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "If this does come to pass, it is a further blow to the banking sector, to competition in the sector, coming on the heels of the decision of Ulster Bank's parent company on their departure," External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 16, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : "If this comes to pass, it is undoubtedly a significant blow, it would mean that two of the five retail banks operating in Ireland are on a pathway to exit the country, and that has consequences. And of course, we have to consider the root causes of that," External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 16, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The Data Protection Commissioner believes that they have questions to answer, and I would expect Sinn Féin as the main party of opposition to fully co-operate. " External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 16, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “In this respect, we would ask that part 7, section 56 of the bill be amended to protect the role of councillors in the disposal of council land,” “Disposal of property is a key reserve function of [council] members. We would ask there would be an amendment to that. I've no doubt the minister [Darragh O'Brien] would listen to the pushback from local authorities on this,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 12, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It is our strong preference that it would be done through the OECD, and I think the renewed commitment of the US administration now, under President Biden, to that process, is particularly welcome,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It will represent a challenge for Ireland,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : "It is entirely appropriate that we have acted to support the economy the circumstances," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “What we outlined yesterday is a sensible road map for the gradual reopening of the country over the months ahead,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “What we outlined yesterday is a sensible road map for the gradual reopening of the country over the months ahead,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Nearly 1,000 people responded to our survey in a matter of weeks and the results are absolutely clear. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 29, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Peter Weir ) : "That is a terrifying figure and it lags far behind the average survival rate in other developed nations," "If Minister Weir still refuses to act, I will be moving forward with legislation to make this mandatory" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 29, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “With approximately 4,000km of roadway in Limerick, it would be unrealistic to expect that every road and pedestrian area in the county can be treated. Therefore, priority has to be given to national route system and strategic regional routes which carries the most intensive volumes of commuter traffic” External link

limerickleader Friday, March 26, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We've made a huge amount of progress on this issue," External link

RTERadio Monday, March 22, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We've made a huge amount of progress on this issue," External link

RTERadio Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I don’t believe that that is necessary” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 15, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Progress has stalled in relation to daily case numbers. People are weary. We know that people are tired, they want to see light at the end of the tunnel. But we must see this through. " External link

RTERadio Monday, March 15, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The reality is we've got 60 per cent of hotel stock in Australia is in the CBD locations and the cities are operating around 20 or 30 per cent occupancy, so it pushes the travel out from those cities and does not address that major issue," External link

abc-au Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The handling of the issue [last] week left a lot to be desired, by way of statements that came out from the firm and the way it took a number of days for any level of accountability to be brought to bear by the firm itself,” External link

irishtimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “They have now done that and so they can answer questions in relation to individuals,” External link

irishtimes Monday, March 8, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The handling of the issue [last] week left a lot to be desired, by way of statements that came out from the firm and the way it took a number of days for any level of accountability to be brought to bear by the firm itself,” “It’s an extremely serious issue” External link

irishtimes Monday, March 8, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “They have now done that and they can answer questions in relation to individuals,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, March 7, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think we will be using the outdoors to a far greater extent as a society and as a community,” External link

eecho Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The eventual withdrawal and tapering off of supports will have to be done in tandem with the public health environment within which we are all living” External link

westernpeople Monday, February 15, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The eventual withdrawal and tapering off of supports will have to be done in tandem with the public health environment within which we are all living" External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 15, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Rarely has so much water passed under the bridge in a 12-month period,” External link

eecho Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have had to make huge interventions in the economy to try to keep businesses afloat and to provide basic incomes to households,” “As the minister responsible for public spending, I have been directly involved in all these decisions” External link

eecho Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “Our public sector is growing and I think that, coming out of the pandemic, we are going to have a larger state. We’re certainly going to have a larger public service, for example in the whole health area,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "That does not help with social distancing," External link

4-traders Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The exceptional circumstances last year, with a requirement to respond to the evolving situation with the virus, meant that the focus was on implementing measures to support our people and businesses experiencing extreme difficulties arising from the pandemic and to ensure that our health service had the resources to respond to the crisis,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The exceptional circumstances last year, with a requirement to respond to the evolving situation with the virus, meant that the focus was on implementing measures to support our people and businesses experiencing extreme difficulties arising from the pandemic and to ensure that our health service had the resources to respond to the crisis,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Many of those who signed up to this initiative did so on the basis that the Government could be trusted,” “Many came from as far away as Australia, in a genuine attempt to support Ireland’s darkest hour,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, February 7, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In making the final decision, I looked at other salaries at very senior levels across the public service,” “The final salary that has been arrived at is about 20% less than the CEO of the HSE” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He would have known it was a possibility,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There were a number of options discussed. The view to be frank, there wouldn’t be great hope of anyone moving over. The role in Health would not be seen as a great prize,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "This is an exceptional position, I sincerely hope we get candidates of the highest possible calibre," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The post of secretary-general is a highly complex one with a very challenging brief, particularly so during a global pandemic,” “The consideration and decision to appoint a serving secretary-general to the Department of Health on an interim basis, pending the holding and conclusion of an open competition for the substantive vacant post of secretary-general in the department, is a matter for Government” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath adds : “I would like to clarify for the committee that Mr Watt had no input into my sanctioning of the salary of €292,000 to apply for the open competition for the substantive post” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The impact of investment in our economy has to be maximised so that it benefits every region, town, and city in our country. We must invest in a planned, targeted, and well-managed way,” “Ireland cannot continue with ’development as usual’ without giving due consideration to climate-associated risks,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 29, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I am calling for the Taoiseach and Government to cancel the St Patrick’s Day trip to Washington,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think the steps we are taking are really significant” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We don’t govern through soundbites, we govern through making decisions” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “The Government has to make decisions and be consistent in how we see them through,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Enforcement is important, I think, by and large, we have sought to use the power of persuasion and to bring people with us all the way back to March of last year, and I think we've had a lot of success in that regard" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In the context of the safety protocols relating to Covid-19, the capacity of NCT centres is restricted and there is less opportunity to increase their level of service than would otherwise be possible. This has resulted in delays in a number of centres” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Working hours have been extended in these centres to address the backlog” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Overall, Revenue is satisfied that the service being provided, at present, is reasonable in the context of the safety protocols that are necessary in NCTS centres,” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “At present, customers can expect to wait between six and 20 working days for a pre-registration appointment; the 20-day wait occurs in two NCTS centres” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath explained : “We provide a machine that removes plastic film from the compostable waste product by blowing air through it as it falls through the machine. The end result is a much higher quality compost,” External link

meathchronicle Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “A range of EU directives have been introduced and specific targets established for example 220 million tonnes of municipal waste was generated in 2018 at least 55% of this has to be recycled by 2025,” “Our machines will help waste processors reduce the quantity of waste that goes to landfill and help them meet these requirements,” External link

meathchronicle Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I also find that he was refused service on several occasions when the bus driver refused him access to his bus or drove by the complainant denying him access to the bus” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath stated : “I also find that he was refused service on several occasions when the bus driver refused him access to his bus or drove by the complainant denying him access to the bus” External link

westernpeople Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath stated : “I also find that he was refused service on several occasions when the bus driver refused him access to his bus or drove by the complainant denying him access to the bus” External link

waterford-news Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I also find that he was refused service on several occasions when the bus driver refused him access to his bus or drove by the complainant, denying him access to the bus” External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The Cabinet Covid committee will meet on Monday of next week and we will get a full update from NPHET, from the CEO of HSE, from all public health experts and discuss scenarios at that point and make a recommendation to the full Cabinet meeting on Tuesday of next week. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The Cabinet Covid committee will meet on Monday of next week and we will get a full update from NPHET, from the CEO of HSE, from all public health experts and discuss scenarios at that point and make a recommendation to the full Cabinet meeting on Tuesday of next week. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We know this approach works - the introduction of similar training in schools in Denmark saw the cardiac arrest survival rate triple in the following six years," "I am consulting on proposals to introduce this lifesaving piece of legislation and would welcome feedback from young people, parents, teachers and a wide range of others. I believe that we can make a difference with this change to the law and save lives" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "While there has been a Brexit trade deal, there will be many Brexit-related challenges, and supports will still be needed to support a number of sectors," External link

RTERadio Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “When residents woke up and saw what was going on, it was obviously terrifying for them,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Gross Voted Expenditure on Health grew by €3.4 billion to nearly €20.9 billion ensuring that the necessary resources were available to procure vital equipment, support vulnerable citizens and build a testing and tracing regime for the virus," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “As with all locations, prior to the installation of such measures, the Roads Authority gives careful consideration to ensuring such measures do not inhibit unreasonably the facility of traders/residents to load/unlolad goods and pick-up/set down passengers,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “As with all locations, prior to the installation of such measures, the Roads Authority gives careful consideration to ensuring such measures do not inhibit unreasonably the facility of traders/residents to load/unlolad goods and pick-up/set down passengers,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There should be an explanation for the indefensible delay in opening the facility,” External link

eecho Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “As with all locations, prior to the installation of such measures, the Roads Authority gives careful consideration to ensuring such measures do not inhibit unreasonably the facility of traders/residents to load/unlolad goods and pick-up/set down passengers,” “While I am satisfied we had made or could make such provision, in this case some of the traders did not accept our position and this in the interests of good relations, we agreed to remove a section of the installed wands to allow for a further review of options and regulatory provisions. This review will be advanced” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about The UK ) : "There is no way around it, it is inevitable — an absolute guarantee, I believe," "The UK is now a third country from the EU, with import and export declarations required. There is no way in the world that those declarations are going to be 100% correct from day one, and I don't believe any of our ports have the infrastructure ready to deal with what is coming in relation to ongoing checks and controls" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I am advised that this requires the reduction to be restored within a reasonable time from the making of the order which, having regard to the provisions of the act, could not be later than the 1st of July, 2021,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about The UK ) : "There is no way around it, it is inevitable — an absolute guarantee, I believe," "The UK is now a third country from the EU, with import and export declarations required. There is no way in the world that those declarations are going to be 100% correct from day one, and I don't believe any of our ports have the infrastructure ready to deal with what is coming in relation to ongoing checks and controls" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We all know what the economic consequences are of no trade deal. For Ireland alone we are looking at potentially tariffs of up to €1.7 billion on our exports to the UK, with over 90% of that falling on the agri food sector. So the stakes are really high," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We all know what the economic consequences are of no trade deal. For Ireland alone we are looking at potentially tariffs of up to €1.7 billion on our exports to the UK, with over 90% of that falling on the agri food sector. So the stakes are really high," External link

afloat Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We all know what the economic consequences are of no trade deal. For Ireland alone we are looking at potentially tariffs of up to €1.7 billion on our exports to the UK, with over 90% of that falling on the agri food sector. So the stakes are really high," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath says : “It means more components can be prefabricated, fit and installed, and the person in charge has the information to make quick decisions,” “This relies on data that you might not have been able to gather to this degree five or six years ago,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "As with many sectors who are currently stock-piling goods from the UK, the above Brexit risks for vehicles is currently triggering a pre-Christmas shopping spree for UK cars," External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 30, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The Corrib river and the lake are a most wonderful natural asset for the entire western region and I have no doubt that this project has fantastic potential in terms of enhancing the tourism pulling power of the city and its environs,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Like so many other aspects of life and leisure in Ireland, the coronavirus emergency had a hugely negative impact on the viability of the facility, but thankfully we can now look forward with confidence to its continued usage in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The Corrib river and the lake are a most wonderful natural asset for the entire western region and I have no doubt that this project has fantastic potential in terms of enhancing the tourism pulling power of the city and its environs,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Like so many other aspects of life and leisure in Ireland, the coronavirus emergency had a hugely negative impact on the viability of the facility, but thankfully we can now look forward with confidence to its continued usage in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Like so many other aspects of life and leisure in Ireland, the coronavirus emergency had a hugely negative impact on the viability of the facility, but thankfully we can now look forward with confidence to its continued usage in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The Corrib river and the lake are a most wonderful natural asset for the entire western region and I have no doubt that this project has fantastic potential in terms of enhancing the tourism pulling power of the city and its environs,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Like so many other aspects of life and leisure in Ireland, the coronavirus emergency had a hugely negative impact on the viability of the facility, but thankfully we can now look forward with confidence to its continued usage in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This is open for people to come,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “Great credit is due to all the supporters and the clubs in the county. We are also grateful to Donegal people all over the world who have bought tickets in this draw. Great credit goes to everyone who has purchased a ticket, as it is supporting the development of the GAA’s facilities here in the county. The draw was a massive undertaking by those involved and they are to be commended for their sterling efforts,” External link

highlandradio Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “Great credit is due to all the supporters and the clubs in the county. We are also grateful to Donegal people all over the world who have bought tickets in this draw. Great credit goes to everyone who has purchased a ticket, as it is supporting the development of the GAA’s facilities here in the county. The draw was a massive undertaking by those involved and they are to be commended for their sterling efforts,” External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : "Any member of Cabinet worth his or her salt would have raised those fundamental simple questions because it's a great honour to be in the Cabinet and you're asking questions on behalf of the citizens of the State, and absolutely everybody should be accountable, and a lot of us argued that the whole system there needed urgent reform," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think we will inevitably have a larger State coming out of the pandemic,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think we will inevitably have a larger State coming out of the pandemic,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Trusted brands, like The Sebel, bring quality and credibility to the serviced apartments sector, which has been rapidly growing in popularity," "We are expecting to see a boom in this area, particularly in the current climate, as serviced apartments limit unnecessary contact with other guests and offer a safe and secure way to travel" External link

theage Friday, November 6, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath says ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “We believe that the actions of the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar TD, when he was Taoiseach, may have breached both the ‘Code of Conduct for Members of Dáil Éireann’ and the ‘Code of Conduct for Office Holders,” “We think that the exposure of the Tánaiste’s actions has shattered public confidence and trust, therefore greatly impacting on Government's integrity” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath concluded : "CommsChoice achieves this through working with select Tier 1 partners in each region. The company provides direct in dial (DID) porting in 55 countries and now offers new DIDs in over 80 countries. This allows CommsChoice to deliver services to multinational clients on a global scale. On the shortlist for further expansion of the CommsChoice network in APAC is Jakarta and Mumbai " External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 2, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath writes : “Moving forward, many people will cease their daily commute and jump on the cyber highway (after a morning swim at the beach) instead,” External link

dailytelegraph Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This would have been a scandal. We could not allow this to happen,” External link

eecho Monday, October 26, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Nobody coming to this policy would have understood that you could recover that type of loss under the policy,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “FBD does not provide pandemic cover, the plaintiffs never sought pandemic cover… they’re a general insurer and general insurers don’t provide this cover” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told ( about Mr McGrath ) : “Mr Cooney said in his evidence he wasn’t considering a pandemic at the time,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Mr McGrath ) : “It is clear from the evidence of Mr Andrson that there was discussions in the LVA about the desirability of there being a Government ordered closure rather than a voluntary closure and that fed into the meeting and the Government order,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The need for flexibility and the need to reflect that level of deep uncertainty was at the heart of our approach yesterday, and when you look at some of the structures that Paschal and I have put in place in this budget, it is to provide for those scenarios” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Cork County Council ) : “A significant amount of public money has been spent developing this recreational facility which the area badly needs. It seems the only thing stopping this park opening is bureaucracy. Two Government departments are in discussions for a long time now trying to figure out how to hand this park over to Cork County Council. "A facility like this is invaluable to local communities. We’ve seen during the Covid-19 pandemic the importance of adequate public open spaces. This highlights even more the need to get this open to the public,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added ( about Commission ) : "A Pensions Commission will be established and the Government will consider the Commission's report in due course" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We do not have to look far into our history for great uncertainty, what is common across these periods is we have always come back stronger. " External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This will lower greenhouse gas emissions while also supporting thousands of additional jobs in the construction sector,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The government is committed to supporting investment in our ports and airports, including at Dublin Port and Rosslare Europort,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This allocation will enable progress on major Ireland 2040 projects, including Bus Connects, Metrolink and the Dart expansion programme,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We hope that that will help to sustain a high level of social solidarity across this period," External link

eecho Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Irish access to EU markets through the UK remains the highest priority for Irish exporters, so it was worrying to learn this week that the operators of Dover Port are still awaiting Brexit infrastructure funds to ensure it is Brexit ready for the potential queuing chaos in January. "The NI Assembly is also seeking vast funds from the UK Government to deal with Covid, at a time when the UK Exchequer has its highest debt level in almost 50 years,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, October 11, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “The impact would be immediate and severe” External link

irishtimes Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We are finalising the assessments in this regard. But at this stage, in the region of €8bn-€8.5bn would be required on a no policy change basis, across areas including health, social protection, education, transforms to meet ongoing costs arising from the pandemic,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, October 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : "So the impact would be immediate and very severe... and that's without even measuring the human impact of people losing their jobs," External link

independent-ie Friday, October 9, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We are finalising the assessments in this regard. But at this stage, in the region of €8bn-€8.5bn would be required on a no policy change basis, across areas including health, social protection, education, transforms to meet ongoing costs arising from the pandemic,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, October 9, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “However, I am still concerned about the timeline for the delivery of the project on the ground, post the planning phase, and I would like to see a clear commitment from the council on this,” “This is a heavily developed area and residents do not have basic infrastructure, such as footpaths,” External link

eecho Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There is borrowing capacity there at the moment but we can’t assume that that will be there forever and that is why we have to make sure that we make the right decisions, that we focus on the recovery of our economy as well as maintaining and improving public services and that we try to bring about greater employment” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Mark Lewis ) : “When we look at the evidence of Mark Lewis, one of the experts the defence will call, he references Sweden and demonstrates how in Sweden, even though there was never an imposed closure, they suffered a huge loss in business because of the mere fact that the virus was circulating widely in the country,” “If one of these pubs had been in Sweden, they couldn’t have possibly brought a claim under the policy” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Mr Anderson can be complimented for his foresight, but it was foresight which arose after the commencement of the pandemic. It was after events in China and Europe, when he was seen what was happening around the world, that he asked about the cover,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "This would see core gross voted capital expenditure of almost €9.2 billion next year, an increase of almost €1 billion on the gross voted expenditure amount set out for this year in Revised Estimate for Public Services 2020 (REV)," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Noel Anderson ) : “Mr Anderson can be complimented for his foresight, but it was foresight which arose after the commencement of the pandemic. It was after events in China and Europe, when he was seen what was happening around the world, that he asked about the cover,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "It is exactly this type of scenario that we were supposed to avoid by having the 'Living with Covid' plan to ensure that business and society could operate effectively with restrictions and plan ahead as we move gradually through the different levels," External link

RTERadio Monday, October 5, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The full range of options across the taxation code is being considered. At this point in time, nothing has been ruled out before the Budget is finalised on October 13”. " External link

irishexaminer Sunday, October 4, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "There are questions that need to be answered as to how the errors occurred. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath explained : “He was inquisitive if he was going to get the €100 or cocaine and what the end result would be,” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 2, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The recession caused by the pandemic is like no other,” External link

irishtimes Monday, September 28, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath wrote : “Leaving MES to work for the state meant I would lose around $120,000 in anticipated, future, bonus earnings,” “The severance helped to offset this expected loss and provided an additional, well-earned performance award” External link

washtimes Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “There is no interest in serving the public, all they want is the moolah,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “At this point in the budget process, we estimate that up to €9bn of Covid-related spending will be required in 2021 to support our economy, maintain public services and protect our health service against this global pandemic,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "I do wonder if the first and deputy first ministers are in hiding because they can't agree on the message that they need to be sending out," External link

bbc Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "I do wonder if the first and deputy first ministers are in hiding because they can't agree on the message that they need to be sending out," External link

bbc Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "I do wonder if the first and deputy first ministers are in hiding because they can't agree on the message that they need to be sending out," External link

bbc Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "He had a sophisticated wholesale and retail drug distribution business....he would supply both larger criminal groups, and smaller individual customers," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "If you find something you like, you should snap it up because the next person definitely will," External link

abc-au Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "no decisions have been made on core social welfare rates" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “the Minister had a difficult day yesterday,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have always been more concerned for businesses about the divergence of EU standards and regulations in the UK/NI, as tariffs on goods will only lead to cost increases, and shortage of certain products in the worst-case scenario. However, the lack of alignment of non-tariff barriers will cease the delivery of some products and services altogether,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Construction will take approximately 18 months to complete. The OPW is confident that when the plans are implemented, they will be effective in protecting 78 residential properties and 25 commercial properties,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, September 4, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "One of the recommendations that sticks out is that for back burning for conditions classified above 'high', there would need to be an independent review completed in Sydney," "I understand there were scenarios during the bushfire season where back burning went wrong, but the problem we face is we have bureaucrats making the decisions and if we slow the process down you will miss the opportunity" External link

bordermail Friday, September 4, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "You can't have people swanning in and saying 'we're here to fix this problem for you, without knowing what the problem is," External link

bordermail Friday, September 4, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "So you're in this catch 22, where the fire is let go until it becomes a Section 44," "The reality is if you're really trying to protect the community, you would have all your resources to put on the fire from the outset" External link

bordermail Friday, September 4, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "He was inquisitive if he was going to get the €100 or cocaine and what the end result would be," External link

limerickleader Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I believe the aim should be to agree a new public service pay deal if it is possible to do so. I don't for a moment underestimate the challenge in agreeing a new deal, given the really difficult economic circumstances we are in as a result of the impact of the virus,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 31, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I would also point out that members of the Defence Forces, along with all public servants, will receive a 2% pay increase on October 1 under the Public Service Stability Agreement and the navy patrol allowance will increase by 5% as part of the continued unwinding of Fempi,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Over the last couple of months we have seen prices hold steady at the pre-COVID level, which has been a pleasant surprise," "When we entered the pandemic no one really knew what would happen, but with chaos comes opportunity" External link

smh Monday, August 24, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath argued : “the government will dust itself down and it will recover from this setback and provide a good government into the future, but there’s no getting away from the fact it has been a difficult week” External link

irishtimes Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “For me, this entire topic is simply the sad politics of personal destruction, and right now, we cannot afford unnecessary distractions from the critical work the governor and his team are doing,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath wrote : “We’ll put the other facts out soon enough, but I say thanks to my friends who didn’t jump on the fact-less bandwagon today,” External link

baltimoresun Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Our view is that it is very difficult to make a distinction within the taxation system for the application of different schemes on a geographic basis,” External link

irishtimes Friday, August 14, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “If there is an outbreak at a place of work, then I think it is an issue relevant to the HSA. We will examine that and will not hesitate to act,” “It is important that people are safe in their place of work and are protected. We need to make sure that the response from the State and its authorities is adequate, in order to make sure we are doing the best job we can” External link

independent-ie Friday, August 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath admitted : “It’s not as it should be,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath admitted : “It’s not as it should be,” External link

icWales Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We’ll continue to consider any further steps open to the government to assist the navy in a manner that respects, and is consistent with, the current Public Service Stability Agreement, bearing in mind our intention to commence preliminary discussions in the autumn on the possibility of a successor pay agreement,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “Many people will now have to take the decision not to travel on their holidays and this will be a blow to them. I feel especially for families with children who may now have to explain why they cannot travel,” “This highlights the benefits of a ‘staycationing’ and with the popularity of Spain will be a knock to the tourism industry there and to the travel industry here,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I don't recall that being discussed is the straight answer and it was never put the before the Oireachtas,” External link

independent-ie Friday, July 24, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "That issue was certainly never raised with me. To be straight you are referring to a background I am certainly not familiar with. " External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 24, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT



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Mr McGrath said : “When Covid hit, everyone was cocooning at home. And while there was a lack of travel, people still had cash flow the demand went through the roof,” External link

news_com_au Friday, January 14, 2022 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Congrats to the whole community and I look forward to working with everyone now to move the project through the various stages as quickly as possible” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 11, 2022 10:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “So, I just felt it was a really loose, glib remark that was completely unwarranted. Now, of course, we acknowledge that there will always be opportunities for improvements in the way the public service and the civil service performs. But that type of tarring everyone with the one brush was completely unwarranted,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “So, I just felt it was a really loose, glib remark that was completely unwarranted. Now, of course, we acknowledge that there will always be opportunities for improvements in the way the public service and the civil service performs. But that type of tarring everyone with the one brush was completely unwarranted,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 5, 2022 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Is that where we've come to now, back to 1933 in Germany, we'll be all tagged in yellow with the mark of the beast on us, is that where we're going? " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 29, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Is that where we've come to now, back to 1933 in Germany, we'll be all tagged in yellow with the mark of the beast on us, is that where we're going? " External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 27, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “No Government ever wants to be in a position where it has to impose restrictions which result in people losing their job,” External link

irishtimes Monday, December 20, 2021 7:08:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have always said that when Nphet makes its recommendations, we are duty bound to consider those carefully. But at this point in time we have no additional recommendations,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, December 14, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We have always said that when Nphet makes its recommendations, we are duty bound to consider those carefully. But at this point in time we have no additional recommendations," External link

eecho Tuesday, December 14, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have always said that when Nphet makes its recommendations, we are duty bound to consider those carefully. But at this point in time we have no additional recommendations,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Anything with an issue, or less differentiated, or even investor stock, is down about 5 per cent,” External link

theherald-au Friday, December 10, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Anything with an issue, or less differentiated, or even investor stock, is down about 5 per cent,” External link

smh Friday, December 10, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Storm Warning ) : “High tide is at 6.45am tomorrow morning and at 7.20pm tomorrow evening. There is currently a Red Marine Warning in place for the sea area that includes Galway and an Orange Storm Warning for Storm Barra for 6am Tuesday morning to 6am on Wednesday morning,” External link

connachttribune Wednesday, December 8, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Storm Warning ) : “High tide is at 6.45am tomorrow morning and at 7.20pm tomorrow evening. There is currently a Red Marine Warning in place for the sea area that includes Galway and an Orange Storm Warning for Storm Barra for 6am Tuesday morning to 6am on Wednesday morning,” External link

connachttribune Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Storm Warning ) : “High tide is at 6.45am tomorrow morning and at 7.20pm tomorrow evening. There is currently a Red Marine Warning in place for the sea area that includes Galway and an Orange Storm Warning for Storm Barra for 6am Tuesday morning to 6am on Wednesday morning,” External link

connachttribune Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented, and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented, and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

eecho Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented, and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The difficulties in that project are well documented and it’s important to say that the state is enforcing the existing contract that we have in place,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The selection of Mr Deering follows a competitive recruitment process managed by the Public Appointments Service, which included a thorough search for suitable candidates both in Ireland and internationally,” “Ger brings a wealth of relevant experience to the role, and I am confident that he will build upon the significant contribution which Peter Tyndall made during his time as Ombudsman and Information Commissioner” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In line with public health advice, a cautious and careful return to workplaces should take into account appropriate attendance levels, with the use of staggered arrangements such as non-full time attendance and flexible working hours” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 12, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It was dirty. There was clay on it from the tyres. We wouldn’t leave it that way,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There was the aftermath of washing down of soiling on a laneway. There is a slight slope on the road. There was a line of foul smelling material consisting of slurry in a gully. The smell does linger,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There was visual evidence of material making its way from the gully to the stream,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I crouched down. There was a strong smell from the side of the road. I’m trained in odour assessment. What I smelt was slurry,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He was drawing it two miles over the road and it was the second field in from the road. He crossed the first field and into the second field,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I spread the water on the first field to wash out the inside of the tanker. Then I got more water to clean the passage. It was dirty. There was clay on it from the tyres. We wouldn’t leave it that way,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There was a smell of slurry everywhere. I’m 99% certain the farm beside us was spreading slurry. Every farmer in the country was spreading,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “We must do this, but it will require a transformative change. We will have to bring people with us, not bludgeon them,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "It would be even higher if we could supply enough product, have enough applications approved, or tradespeople available," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We're desperate for people who are manufacturing fibreglass pools, for concrete sprayers, steel fixers, from surveying and excavation, all the way through to hydraulics and people servicing the pools," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We ask consumers to be patient just as they would with any other large purchase and really consider it," "We are building them and delivering them as fast as we can" External link

abc-au Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think there is going to be some impact,” “To what degree it is hard to say” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Right at the beginning when it was first mandated to show vaccinations coming at the door we had a few situations,” “So, we did all we could do” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The best way would be to ask minor hockey what their registration was and where we are today,” “That would give us an idea” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Yes, if they are over the age of 12,” “They will be required to show vaccination” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath replied : “Yes, if they are coming into our facility,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath asked : “Would the minister undertake that today, or at latest tomorrow, if there are children with a red flag case of suspected cancer, that they will see a specialist in the next 24 to 48 hours?” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "It didn't really work that way though because we got smashed on Tuesday. Everyone caught on pretty quickly," External link

bordermail Sunday, October 17, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “To people who make the point that we spread the money too thinly, you have to back that up by saying where we shouldn’t have spent the money” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He should be top of the list,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This is a step change in investment in childcare,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This is a step change in investment in childcare,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It will take time and the cost will be spread out over a long period of time,” “The Government will consider how it’s going to fund that and what its options are to raise revenues” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We believe the way in which we will be able to bring down rents and make rents more affordable is for more homes to be built including more rental accommodation," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I am pleased to announce a 100 per cent Christmas bonus for 2021 which will assist many families with outgoings over the festive period,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In order to promote modal shift in the transport sector, I am providing €25 million for the introduction of a Youth Travel Card,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I am pleased to announce a 100 per cent Christmas bonus for 2021 which will assist many families with outgoings over the festive period,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In order to promote modal shift in the transport sector, I am providing €25 million for the introduction of a Youth Travel Card,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “It will take time and the cost will be spread out over a long period of time,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I am pleased to announce a 100% Christmas bonus for 2021 which will assist many families with outgoings over the festive period,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In order to promote modal shift in the transport sector, I am providing 25 million euro for the introduction of a Youth Travel Card,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I am pleased to announce a 100% Christmas bonus for 2021 which will assist many families with outgoings over the festive period,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In order to promote modal shift in the transport sector, I am providing 25 million euro for the introduction of a Youth Travel Card,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

eecho Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The funding the Government is allocating will support providers in attracting and retaining staff and it will provide more options for parents, and is linked to a commitment of no increase in fees to parents,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “To support carers and people with disabilities, from January next year I will extend the period during which domiciliary care allowance can be paid for children in hospital from three to six months,” External link

eecho Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Our experience through Covid has given us all a renewed sense of community, at home and abroad, and an appreciation of the important work of safeguarding our society," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There is an army of volunteers and youth workers who did all they could during the Covid-19 pandemic to adapt and address the needs of our young people,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, October 11, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There are lots of demands and lots of challenges, right across the system, and we do acknowledge that people on core weekly social welfare rates haven’t benefited from an increase in their weekly rate in the last couple of budgets” External link

independent-ie Sunday, October 10, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We are very conscious of the impact of rising energy prices,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, October 10, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “But it's still a deficit of over €13 billion, and if we can reduce the deficit faster and faster, and add less money to the national debt, that's not a bad thing. We have to think of our children, we have to think of our future generations,” “I very much welcome the really significant improvements in the projected deficit for this year, a change of €7 billion in a short number of months is quite dramatic. "The deficit as forecast now in the white paper is just over €13 billion versus a figure of over €20 billion in the summer economic statement. And I think that is because the economy has rebounded very strongly,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The support of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet in his previous role as treasurer and Deputy [Liberal] Leader Stuart Ayres for the visitor economy has been significant; their combined leadership will accelerate NSW forward towards recovery. It is very encouraging for the sector,” External link

watoday Friday, October 8, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I understand there is agreement in principal on all substantive issues in the funding agreement, and Live Nation and BAM are working to mobilise their design team so they can be fully engaged once corporate approval is secured from Live Nation in Ireland,” External link

eecho Monday, October 4, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We will spend, over the next four years in the lifetime of this government, direct exchequer capital funding of almost €50bn,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 4, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We will spend, over the next four years in the lifetime of this government, direct exchequer capital funding of almost 50 billion euro,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, October 4, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "There is a programme for government commitment, which was agreed to by the three parties on entering government last year, and that is that when it comes to new infrastructure investment in transport, there will be a ratio of two to one in favour of public transport investment, relative to investment in new road infrastructure. " External link

eecho Monday, October 4, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I mean, for example here we [have] Dunkettle Interchange being built in Cork, the N22 and other projects are in the pipeline, which will also be delivered,” “A number of the major public transport projects, which are so important for our country, will take a number of years to get to the point where they’re ready for construction” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 4, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I mean, for example here we (have) Dunkettle Interchange being built in Cork, the N22 and other projects are in the pipeline, which will also be delivered,” “A number of the major public transport projects, which are so important for our country, will take a number of years to get to the point where they’re ready for construction” External link

standard Monday, October 4, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “That means more people at work, and less people unemployed, thanks to the recovery that is now well under way,” “On the expenditure side of things, the ceiling for next year is €88.2 billion. It is worth highlighting that is about €2.5 billion less than the ceiling in 2021” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “That means more people at work, and less people unemployed, thanks to the recovery that is now well under way,” “On the expenditure side of things, the ceiling for next year is €88.2 billion. It is worth highlighting that is about €2.5 billion less than the ceiling in 2021” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “We will seek to deal with that as quickly as we possibly can,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “We will seek to deal with that as quickly as we possibly can,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “We will seek to deal with that as quickly as we possibly can,” External link

eecho Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "This isn't a cattle mart to get up and shout," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “That's not good enough, it has to change. We need to work more closely with community gardaí and have them with our people so they're not put in danger. We're asking the chief executive to meet with senior gardaí and see how we can collaborate,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 14, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We will be going beyond the expenditure provision made in the budgets last October," "At this point in time we have, essentially, fully accounted for the Covid Contingency Fund, and the recovery fund that we provided for on Budget Day, and so we will be going beyond that" External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "So now we are adding to that, by virtue of the measures that we're announcing," "But it is firmly with a view to creating jobs and retaining existing jobs in the Irish economy, and so we think it is helpful towards that overall objective" External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We are taking on board the health advice from the Department of Health in relation to that issue, but I think there is a growing sense of confidence, and we can see a return to international travel within the confines of those arrangements in July," External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : "It will definitely slow down. Some of the crazy figures, we won't see them as much, but we'll still see a healthy market. People love property in times of desperation, they know it is one asset they can rely on," External link

qt Monday, May 31, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : "We want to see a return of international travel as soon as possible," External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 28, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "There is no pre-legislative scrutiny, which is outrageous for such serious legislation," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It’s the same across the water in Ireland,” “There’s an issue with getting ahead and being successful and a fear of failure when failure is the best route to success. So, we must bring people together to help them understand the importance of connecting with others to create a culture of change where it is OK to succeed” External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 24, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It brings the ecosystem that supports entrepreneurs together and the collaboration that comes out of it is amazing bringing people together to collaborate on the thing they are passionate about then corralling them and pointing them in the right direction,” “Over 80 organisations are involved, all moving in the same direction” External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 24, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We must build on our strengths while tackling head on, any blocks to achieving our vision” External link

irishtimes Friday, May 21, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Within our sector, the Australian economic recovery has been stronger than we have seen anywhere else in the world,” “Each month is better than the last month. It’s rebounding. Compared to the rest of the world, year to date, we’re probably 25 per cent down on 2019 revenues. That’s positive,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Within our sector, the Australian economic recovery has been stronger than we have seen anywhere else in the world,” “Each month is better than the last month. It’s rebounding. Compared to the rest of the world, year to date, we’re probably 25 per cent down on 2019 revenues. That’s positive,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Within our sector, the Australian economic recovery has been stronger than we have seen anywhere else in the world,” “Each month is better than the last month. It’s rebounding. Compared to the rest of the world, year to date, we’re probably 25 per cent down on 2019 revenues. That’s positive,” External link

watoday Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath states : “A large number of submissions were received requesting the restoration of the tidal pools in Salthill as a year-round public amenity and recreation facility accessible to all. The restoration of this facility would be a huge asset to the city and complement the existing facilities that are available at Salthill,” External link

connachttribune Friday, May 14, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath states : “A large number of submissions were received requesting the restoration of the tidal pools in Salthill as a year-round public amenity and recreation facility accessible to all. The restoration of this facility would be a huge asset to the city and complement the existing facilities that are available at Salthill,” External link

connachttribune Friday, May 14, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath states : “A large number of submissions were received requesting the restoration of the tidal pools in Salthill as a year-round public amenity and recreation facility accessible to all. The restoration of this facility would be a huge asset to the city and complement the existing facilities that are available at Salthill,” External link

connachttribune Friday, May 14, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Denis Lynn defined the meaning of entrepreneurship. His food innovations made a big impact,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He cared about our area and his charity work was understated and had impact especially in Africa,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He made a huge contribution to the economic life of the area,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Denis Lynn defined the meaning of entrepreneurship. His food innovations made a big impact,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He cared about our area and his charity work was understated and had impact especially in Africa,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He made a huge contribution to the economic life of the area,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Denis Lynn defined the meaning of entrepreneurship. His food innovations made a big impact,” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He made a huge contribution to the economic life of the area,” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He was an entrepreneur who worked hard and delivered hundreds of jobs to the Downpatrick area,” “I worked with him in his recent expansion. He cared about our area and his charity work was understated and had impact especially in Africa” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Denis Lynn defined the meaning of entrepreneurship. His food innovations made a big impact,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He made a huge contribution to the economic life of the area,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He was an entrepreneur who worked hard and delivered hundreds of jobs to the Downpatrick area,” “I worked with him in his recent expansion. He cared about our area and his charity work was understated and had impact especially in Africa” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 3, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "By the end of May, we will set out what our plans are, the government has not made any decision in relation to specific rates beyond the end of June at this point," External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : "The decision will be confirmed in the next three to four weeks," External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In addition to the importance from a health and welfare perspective, there is also the danger that differential treatment of our county because of a substantial variation in Covid cases per 100,000 could see Donegal, once again, enduring specific lockdown restrictions, including a halt to all sports activities, as the rest of Ireland opens up,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Ceann Comhairle ) : “It might be an unusual step, Ceann Comhairle, for us to raise this here. But it’s unusual times and we’re living in a totally totalitarian state, that we can’t have any protest safely in cars” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I have been contacted by taxis (drivers) from Tipperary, who were coming tomorrow in their cars. They have been wiped out with the pandemic,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Up at Legion Field, that is a tough area,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “They just need a footpath to keep them safe,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I put it there in November as a temporary solution until February when we expected indoor dining to resume. This was never a permanent structure. It was and is just a temporary solution until indoor dining resumes,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have been asked by the agencies involved to approach this in a sensitive way because sometimes, extensive media coverage can provide people with ideation with a possible roadmap,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have been asked by the agencies involved to approach this in a sensitive way because sometimes, extensive media coverage can provide people with ideation with a possible roadmap,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I put it there in November as a temporary solution until February when we expected indoor dining to resume. This was never a permanent structure. It was and is just a temporary solution until indoor dining resumes,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have been asked by the agencies involved to approach this in a sensitive way because sometimes, extensive media coverage can provide people with ideation with a possible roadmap,” External link

connachttribune Friday, April 23, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “Furthermore, although drug and asset seizures and prosecution of key players are important, and are indicators of success from an An Garda Síochána/criminal justice perspective, it is less clear what impact they have locally,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The supports that the State has provided to businesses were never intended to be a buffer for the profits of insurance companies," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Let's continue with the progress that we give us further options to reopen society and reopen the economy over the period ahead," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The supports that the state has provided to businesses were never intended to be a buffer for the profits of insurance companies," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Those supports are there to assist businesses to pay wages, to give them every fighting chance of coming through the pandemic," "They were never intended to be a subsidy for insurance companies. So the Government is examining that issue actively," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Let's continue with the progress that we give us further options to reopen society and reopen the economy over the period ahead," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath insisted : “I can’t make it happen in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Monday, April 19, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath insisted : “I can’t make it happen in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Monday, April 19, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The Data Protection Commissioner believes that they have questions to answer, and I would expect Sinn Féin as the main party of opposition to fully cooperate,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "If this does come to pass, it is a further blow to the banking sector, to competition in the sector, coming on the heels of the decision of Ulster Bank's parent company on their departure," External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 16, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : "If this comes to pass, it is undoubtedly a significant blow, it would mean that two of the five retail banks operating in Ireland are on a pathway to exit the country, and that has consequences. And of course, we have to consider the root causes of that," External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 16, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The Data Protection Commissioner believes that they have questions to answer, and I would expect Sinn Féin as the main party of opposition to fully co-operate. " External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 16, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Darragh O Brien ) : “In this respect, we would ask that part 7, section 56 of the bill be amended to protect the role of councillors in the disposal of council land,” “Disposal of property is a key reserve function of [council] members. We would ask there would be an amendment to that. I've no doubt the minister [Darragh O'Brien] would listen to the pushback from local authorities on this,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 12, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It is our strong preference that it would be done through the OECD, and I think the renewed commitment of the US administration now, under President Biden, to that process, is particularly welcome,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “It will represent a challenge for Ireland,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : "It is entirely appropriate that we have acted to support the economy the circumstances," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “What we outlined yesterday is a sensible road map for the gradual reopening of the country over the months ahead,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “What we outlined yesterday is a sensible road map for the gradual reopening of the country over the months ahead,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Nearly 1,000 people responded to our survey in a matter of weeks and the results are absolutely clear. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 29, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Peter Weir ) : "That is a terrifying figure and it lags far behind the average survival rate in other developed nations," "If Minister Weir still refuses to act, I will be moving forward with legislation to make this mandatory" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 29, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “With approximately 4,000km of roadway in Limerick, it would be unrealistic to expect that every road and pedestrian area in the county can be treated. Therefore, priority has to be given to national route system and strategic regional routes which carries the most intensive volumes of commuter traffic” External link

limerickleader Friday, March 26, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We've made a huge amount of progress on this issue," External link

RTERadio Monday, March 22, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We've made a huge amount of progress on this issue," External link

RTERadio Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I don’t believe that that is necessary” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 15, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Progress has stalled in relation to daily case numbers. People are weary. We know that people are tired, they want to see light at the end of the tunnel. But we must see this through. " External link

RTERadio Monday, March 15, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The reality is we've got 60 per cent of hotel stock in Australia is in the CBD locations and the cities are operating around 20 or 30 per cent occupancy, so it pushes the travel out from those cities and does not address that major issue," External link

abc-au Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The handling of the issue [last] week left a lot to be desired, by way of statements that came out from the firm and the way it took a number of days for any level of accountability to be brought to bear by the firm itself,” External link

irishtimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “They have now done that and so they can answer questions in relation to individuals,” External link

irishtimes Monday, March 8, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The handling of the issue [last] week left a lot to be desired, by way of statements that came out from the firm and the way it took a number of days for any level of accountability to be brought to bear by the firm itself,” “It’s an extremely serious issue” External link

irishtimes Monday, March 8, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “They have now done that and they can answer questions in relation to individuals,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, March 7, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think we will be using the outdoors to a far greater extent as a society and as a community,” External link

eecho Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The eventual withdrawal and tapering off of supports will have to be done in tandem with the public health environment within which we are all living” External link

westernpeople Monday, February 15, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The eventual withdrawal and tapering off of supports will have to be done in tandem with the public health environment within which we are all living" External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 15, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Rarely has so much water passed under the bridge in a 12-month period,” External link

eecho Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have had to make huge interventions in the economy to try to keep businesses afloat and to provide basic incomes to households,” “As the minister responsible for public spending, I have been directly involved in all these decisions” External link

eecho Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “Our public sector is growing and I think that, coming out of the pandemic, we are going to have a larger state. We’re certainly going to have a larger public service, for example in the whole health area,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "That does not help with social distancing," External link

4-traders Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The exceptional circumstances last year, with a requirement to respond to the evolving situation with the virus, meant that the focus was on implementing measures to support our people and businesses experiencing extreme difficulties arising from the pandemic and to ensure that our health service had the resources to respond to the crisis,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The exceptional circumstances last year, with a requirement to respond to the evolving situation with the virus, meant that the focus was on implementing measures to support our people and businesses experiencing extreme difficulties arising from the pandemic and to ensure that our health service had the resources to respond to the crisis,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Many of those who signed up to this initiative did so on the basis that the Government could be trusted,” “Many came from as far away as Australia, in a genuine attempt to support Ireland’s darkest hour,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, February 7, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In making the final decision, I looked at other salaries at very senior levels across the public service,” “The final salary that has been arrived at is about 20% less than the CEO of the HSE” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “He would have known it was a possibility,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There were a number of options discussed. The view to be frank, there wouldn’t be great hope of anyone moving over. The role in Health would not be seen as a great prize,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "This is an exceptional position, I sincerely hope we get candidates of the highest possible calibre," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The post of secretary-general is a highly complex one with a very challenging brief, particularly so during a global pandemic,” “The consideration and decision to appoint a serving secretary-general to the Department of Health on an interim basis, pending the holding and conclusion of an open competition for the substantive vacant post of secretary-general in the department, is a matter for Government” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath adds : “I would like to clarify for the committee that Mr Watt had no input into my sanctioning of the salary of €292,000 to apply for the open competition for the substantive post” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The impact of investment in our economy has to be maximised so that it benefits every region, town, and city in our country. We must invest in a planned, targeted, and well-managed way,” “Ireland cannot continue with ’development as usual’ without giving due consideration to climate-associated risks,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 29, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I am calling for the Taoiseach and Government to cancel the St Patrick’s Day trip to Washington,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think the steps we are taking are really significant” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We don’t govern through soundbites, we govern through making decisions” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “The Government has to make decisions and be consistent in how we see them through,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Enforcement is important, I think, by and large, we have sought to use the power of persuasion and to bring people with us all the way back to March of last year, and I think we've had a lot of success in that regard" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “In the context of the safety protocols relating to Covid-19, the capacity of NCT centres is restricted and there is less opportunity to increase their level of service than would otherwise be possible. This has resulted in delays in a number of centres” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Working hours have been extended in these centres to address the backlog” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Overall, Revenue is satisfied that the service being provided, at present, is reasonable in the context of the safety protocols that are necessary in NCTS centres,” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “At present, customers can expect to wait between six and 20 working days for a pre-registration appointment; the 20-day wait occurs in two NCTS centres” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath explained : “We provide a machine that removes plastic film from the compostable waste product by blowing air through it as it falls through the machine. The end result is a much higher quality compost,” External link

meathchronicle Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “A range of EU directives have been introduced and specific targets established for example 220 million tonnes of municipal waste was generated in 2018 at least 55% of this has to be recycled by 2025,” “Our machines will help waste processors reduce the quantity of waste that goes to landfill and help them meet these requirements,” External link

meathchronicle Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I also find that he was refused service on several occasions when the bus driver refused him access to his bus or drove by the complainant denying him access to the bus” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath stated : “I also find that he was refused service on several occasions when the bus driver refused him access to his bus or drove by the complainant denying him access to the bus” External link

westernpeople Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath stated : “I also find that he was refused service on several occasions when the bus driver refused him access to his bus or drove by the complainant denying him access to the bus” External link

waterford-news Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I also find that he was refused service on several occasions when the bus driver refused him access to his bus or drove by the complainant, denying him access to the bus” External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The Cabinet Covid committee will meet on Monday of next week and we will get a full update from NPHET, from the CEO of HSE, from all public health experts and discuss scenarios at that point and make a recommendation to the full Cabinet meeting on Tuesday of next week. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The Cabinet Covid committee will meet on Monday of next week and we will get a full update from NPHET, from the CEO of HSE, from all public health experts and discuss scenarios at that point and make a recommendation to the full Cabinet meeting on Tuesday of next week. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We know this approach works - the introduction of similar training in schools in Denmark saw the cardiac arrest survival rate triple in the following six years," "I am consulting on proposals to introduce this lifesaving piece of legislation and would welcome feedback from young people, parents, teachers and a wide range of others. I believe that we can make a difference with this change to the law and save lives" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "While there has been a Brexit trade deal, there will be many Brexit-related challenges, and supports will still be needed to support a number of sectors," External link

RTERadio Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “When residents woke up and saw what was going on, it was obviously terrifying for them,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Gross Voted Expenditure on Health grew by €3.4 billion to nearly €20.9 billion ensuring that the necessary resources were available to procure vital equipment, support vulnerable citizens and build a testing and tracing regime for the virus," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “As with all locations, prior to the installation of such measures, the Roads Authority gives careful consideration to ensuring such measures do not inhibit unreasonably the facility of traders/residents to load/unlolad goods and pick-up/set down passengers,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “As with all locations, prior to the installation of such measures, the Roads Authority gives careful consideration to ensuring such measures do not inhibit unreasonably the facility of traders/residents to load/unlolad goods and pick-up/set down passengers,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There should be an explanation for the indefensible delay in opening the facility,” External link

eecho Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “As with all locations, prior to the installation of such measures, the Roads Authority gives careful consideration to ensuring such measures do not inhibit unreasonably the facility of traders/residents to load/unlolad goods and pick-up/set down passengers,” “While I am satisfied we had made or could make such provision, in this case some of the traders did not accept our position and this in the interests of good relations, we agreed to remove a section of the installed wands to allow for a further review of options and regulatory provisions. This review will be advanced” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about The UK ) : "There is no way around it, it is inevitable — an absolute guarantee, I believe," "The UK is now a third country from the EU, with import and export declarations required. There is no way in the world that those declarations are going to be 100% correct from day one, and I don't believe any of our ports have the infrastructure ready to deal with what is coming in relation to ongoing checks and controls" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I am advised that this requires the reduction to be restored within a reasonable time from the making of the order which, having regard to the provisions of the act, could not be later than the 1st of July, 2021,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about The UK ) : "There is no way around it, it is inevitable — an absolute guarantee, I believe," "The UK is now a third country from the EU, with import and export declarations required. There is no way in the world that those declarations are going to be 100% correct from day one, and I don't believe any of our ports have the infrastructure ready to deal with what is coming in relation to ongoing checks and controls" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We all know what the economic consequences are of no trade deal. For Ireland alone we are looking at potentially tariffs of up to €1.7 billion on our exports to the UK, with over 90% of that falling on the agri food sector. So the stakes are really high," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We all know what the economic consequences are of no trade deal. For Ireland alone we are looking at potentially tariffs of up to €1.7 billion on our exports to the UK, with over 90% of that falling on the agri food sector. So the stakes are really high," External link

afloat Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We all know what the economic consequences are of no trade deal. For Ireland alone we are looking at potentially tariffs of up to €1.7 billion on our exports to the UK, with over 90% of that falling on the agri food sector. So the stakes are really high," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath says : “It means more components can be prefabricated, fit and installed, and the person in charge has the information to make quick decisions,” “This relies on data that you might not have been able to gather to this degree five or six years ago,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "As with many sectors who are currently stock-piling goods from the UK, the above Brexit risks for vehicles is currently triggering a pre-Christmas shopping spree for UK cars," External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 30, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The Corrib river and the lake are a most wonderful natural asset for the entire western region and I have no doubt that this project has fantastic potential in terms of enhancing the tourism pulling power of the city and its environs,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Like so many other aspects of life and leisure in Ireland, the coronavirus emergency had a hugely negative impact on the viability of the facility, but thankfully we can now look forward with confidence to its continued usage in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The Corrib river and the lake are a most wonderful natural asset for the entire western region and I have no doubt that this project has fantastic potential in terms of enhancing the tourism pulling power of the city and its environs,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Like so many other aspects of life and leisure in Ireland, the coronavirus emergency had a hugely negative impact on the viability of the facility, but thankfully we can now look forward with confidence to its continued usage in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Like so many other aspects of life and leisure in Ireland, the coronavirus emergency had a hugely negative impact on the viability of the facility, but thankfully we can now look forward with confidence to its continued usage in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : “The Corrib river and the lake are a most wonderful natural asset for the entire western region and I have no doubt that this project has fantastic potential in terms of enhancing the tourism pulling power of the city and its environs,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Like so many other aspects of life and leisure in Ireland, the coronavirus emergency had a hugely negative impact on the viability of the facility, but thankfully we can now look forward with confidence to its continued usage in 2021,” External link

connachttribune Friday, November 27, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This is open for people to come,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “Great credit is due to all the supporters and the clubs in the county. We are also grateful to Donegal people all over the world who have bought tickets in this draw. Great credit goes to everyone who has purchased a ticket, as it is supporting the development of the GAA’s facilities here in the county. The draw was a massive undertaking by those involved and they are to be commended for their sterling efforts,” External link

highlandradio Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “Great credit is due to all the supporters and the clubs in the county. We are also grateful to Donegal people all over the world who have bought tickets in this draw. Great credit goes to everyone who has purchased a ticket, as it is supporting the development of the GAA’s facilities here in the county. The draw was a massive undertaking by those involved and they are to be commended for their sterling efforts,” External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath told : "Any member of Cabinet worth his or her salt would have raised those fundamental simple questions because it's a great honour to be in the Cabinet and you're asking questions on behalf of the citizens of the State, and absolutely everybody should be accountable, and a lot of us argued that the whole system there needed urgent reform," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think we will inevitably have a larger State coming out of the pandemic,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I think we will inevitably have a larger State coming out of the pandemic,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Trusted brands, like The Sebel, bring quality and credibility to the serviced apartments sector, which has been rapidly growing in popularity," "We are expecting to see a boom in this area, particularly in the current climate, as serviced apartments limit unnecessary contact with other guests and offer a safe and secure way to travel" External link

theage Friday, November 6, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath says ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “We believe that the actions of the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar TD, when he was Taoiseach, may have breached both the ‘Code of Conduct for Members of Dáil Éireann’ and the ‘Code of Conduct for Office Holders,” “We think that the exposure of the Tánaiste’s actions has shattered public confidence and trust, therefore greatly impacting on Government's integrity” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath concluded : "CommsChoice achieves this through working with select Tier 1 partners in each region. The company provides direct in dial (DID) porting in 55 countries and now offers new DIDs in over 80 countries. This allows CommsChoice to deliver services to multinational clients on a global scale. On the shortlist for further expansion of the CommsChoice network in APAC is Jakarta and Mumbai " External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 2, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath writes : “Moving forward, many people will cease their daily commute and jump on the cyber highway (after a morning swim at the beach) instead,” External link

dailytelegraph Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This would have been a scandal. We could not allow this to happen,” External link

eecho Monday, October 26, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Nobody coming to this policy would have understood that you could recover that type of loss under the policy,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “FBD does not provide pandemic cover, the plaintiffs never sought pandemic cover… they’re a general insurer and general insurers don’t provide this cover” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath told ( about Mr McGrath ) : “Mr Cooney said in his evidence he wasn’t considering a pandemic at the time,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Mr McGrath ) : “It is clear from the evidence of Mr Andrson that there was discussions in the LVA about the desirability of there being a Government ordered closure rather than a voluntary closure and that fed into the meeting and the Government order,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The need for flexibility and the need to reflect that level of deep uncertainty was at the heart of our approach yesterday, and when you look at some of the structures that Paschal and I have put in place in this budget, it is to provide for those scenarios” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Cork County Council ) : “A significant amount of public money has been spent developing this recreational facility which the area badly needs. It seems the only thing stopping this park opening is bureaucracy. Two Government departments are in discussions for a long time now trying to figure out how to hand this park over to Cork County Council. "A facility like this is invaluable to local communities. We’ve seen during the Covid-19 pandemic the importance of adequate public open spaces. This highlights even more the need to get this open to the public,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added ( about Commission ) : "A Pensions Commission will be established and the Government will consider the Commission's report in due course" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We do not have to look far into our history for great uncertainty, what is common across these periods is we have always come back stronger. " External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This will lower greenhouse gas emissions while also supporting thousands of additional jobs in the construction sector,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The government is committed to supporting investment in our ports and airports, including at Dublin Port and Rosslare Europort,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “This allocation will enable progress on major Ireland 2040 projects, including Bus Connects, Metrolink and the Dart expansion programme,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "We hope that that will help to sustain a high level of social solidarity across this period," External link

eecho Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Irish access to EU markets through the UK remains the highest priority for Irish exporters, so it was worrying to learn this week that the operators of Dover Port are still awaiting Brexit infrastructure funds to ensure it is Brexit ready for the potential queuing chaos in January. "The NI Assembly is also seeking vast funds from the UK Government to deal with Covid, at a time when the UK Exchequer has its highest debt level in almost 50 years,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, October 11, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “The impact would be immediate and severe” External link

irishtimes Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We are finalising the assessments in this regard. But at this stage, in the region of €8bn-€8.5bn would be required on a no policy change basis, across areas including health, social protection, education, transforms to meet ongoing costs arising from the pandemic,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, October 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : "So the impact would be immediate and very severe... and that's without even measuring the human impact of people losing their jobs," External link

independent-ie Friday, October 9, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We are finalising the assessments in this regard. But at this stage, in the region of €8bn-€8.5bn would be required on a no policy change basis, across areas including health, social protection, education, transforms to meet ongoing costs arising from the pandemic,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, October 9, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “However, I am still concerned about the timeline for the delivery of the project on the ground, post the planning phase, and I would like to see a clear commitment from the council on this,” “This is a heavily developed area and residents do not have basic infrastructure, such as footpaths,” External link

eecho Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “There is borrowing capacity there at the moment but we can’t assume that that will be there forever and that is why we have to make sure that we make the right decisions, that we focus on the recovery of our economy as well as maintaining and improving public services and that we try to bring about greater employment” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Mark Lewis ) : “When we look at the evidence of Mark Lewis, one of the experts the defence will call, he references Sweden and demonstrates how in Sweden, even though there was never an imposed closure, they suffered a huge loss in business because of the mere fact that the virus was circulating widely in the country,” “If one of these pubs had been in Sweden, they couldn’t have possibly brought a claim under the policy” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Mr Anderson can be complimented for his foresight, but it was foresight which arose after the commencement of the pandemic. It was after events in China and Europe, when he was seen what was happening around the world, that he asked about the cover,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "This would see core gross voted capital expenditure of almost €9.2 billion next year, an increase of almost €1 billion on the gross voted expenditure amount set out for this year in Revised Estimate for Public Services 2020 (REV)," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said ( about Noel Anderson ) : “Mr Anderson can be complimented for his foresight, but it was foresight which arose after the commencement of the pandemic. It was after events in China and Europe, when he was seen what was happening around the world, that he asked about the cover,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "It is exactly this type of scenario that we were supposed to avoid by having the 'Living with Covid' plan to ensure that business and society could operate effectively with restrictions and plan ahead as we move gradually through the different levels," External link

RTERadio Monday, October 5, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "The full range of options across the taxation code is being considered. At this point in time, nothing has been ruled out before the Budget is finalised on October 13”. " External link

irishexaminer Sunday, October 4, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "There are questions that need to be answered as to how the errors occurred. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath explained : “He was inquisitive if he was going to get the €100 or cocaine and what the end result would be,” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 2, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “The recession caused by the pandemic is like no other,” External link

irishtimes Monday, September 28, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath wrote : “Leaving MES to work for the state meant I would lose around $120,000 in anticipated, future, bonus earnings,” “The severance helped to offset this expected loss and provided an additional, well-earned performance award” External link

washtimes Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “There is no interest in serving the public, all they want is the moolah,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “At this point in the budget process, we estimate that up to €9bn of Covid-related spending will be required in 2021 to support our economy, maintain public services and protect our health service against this global pandemic,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "I do wonder if the first and deputy first ministers are in hiding because they can't agree on the message that they need to be sending out," External link

bbc Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "I do wonder if the first and deputy first ministers are in hiding because they can't agree on the message that they need to be sending out," External link

bbc Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "I do wonder if the first and deputy first ministers are in hiding because they can't agree on the message that they need to be sending out," External link

bbc Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "He had a sophisticated wholesale and retail drug distribution business....he would supply both larger criminal groups, and smaller individual customers," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "If you find something you like, you should snap it up because the next person definitely will," External link

abc-au Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "no decisions have been made on core social welfare rates" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “the Minister had a difficult day yesterday,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We have always been more concerned for businesses about the divergence of EU standards and regulations in the UK/NI, as tariffs on goods will only lead to cost increases, and shortage of certain products in the worst-case scenario. However, the lack of alignment of non-tariff barriers will cease the delivery of some products and services altogether,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Construction will take approximately 18 months to complete. The OPW is confident that when the plans are implemented, they will be effective in protecting 78 residential properties and 25 commercial properties,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, September 4, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "One of the recommendations that sticks out is that for back burning for conditions classified above 'high', there would need to be an independent review completed in Sydney," "I understand there were scenarios during the bushfire season where back burning went wrong, but the problem we face is we have bureaucrats making the decisions and if we slow the process down you will miss the opportunity" External link

bordermail Friday, September 4, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "You can't have people swanning in and saying 'we're here to fix this problem for you, without knowing what the problem is," External link

bordermail Friday, September 4, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "So you're in this catch 22, where the fire is let go until it becomes a Section 44," "The reality is if you're really trying to protect the community, you would have all your resources to put on the fire from the outset" External link

bordermail Friday, September 4, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "He was inquisitive if he was going to get the €100 or cocaine and what the end result would be," External link

limerickleader Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I believe the aim should be to agree a new public service pay deal if it is possible to do so. I don't for a moment underestimate the challenge in agreeing a new deal, given the really difficult economic circumstances we are in as a result of the impact of the virus,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 31, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “I would also point out that members of the Defence Forces, along with all public servants, will receive a 2% pay increase on October 1 under the Public Service Stability Agreement and the navy patrol allowance will increase by 5% as part of the continued unwinding of Fempi,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "Over the last couple of months we have seen prices hold steady at the pre-COVID level, which has been a pleasant surprise," "When we entered the pandemic no one really knew what would happen, but with chaos comes opportunity" External link

smh Monday, August 24, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath argued : “the government will dust itself down and it will recover from this setback and provide a good government into the future, but there’s no getting away from the fact it has been a difficult week” External link

irishtimes Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “For me, this entire topic is simply the sad politics of personal destruction, and right now, we cannot afford unnecessary distractions from the critical work the governor and his team are doing,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath wrote : “We’ll put the other facts out soon enough, but I say thanks to my friends who didn’t jump on the fact-less bandwagon today,” External link

baltimoresun Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “Our view is that it is very difficult to make a distinction within the taxation system for the application of different schemes on a geographic basis,” External link

irishtimes Friday, August 14, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “If there is an outbreak at a place of work, then I think it is an issue relevant to the HSA. We will examine that and will not hesitate to act,” “It is important that people are safe in their place of work and are protected. We need to make sure that the response from the State and its authorities is adequate, in order to make sure we are doing the best job we can” External link

independent-ie Friday, August 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath admitted : “It’s not as it should be,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath admitted : “It’s not as it should be,” External link

icWales Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mr McGrath said : “We’ll continue to consider any further steps open to the government to assist the navy in a manner that respects, and is consistent with, the current Public Service Stability Agreement, bearing in mind our intention to commence preliminary discussions in the autumn on the possibility of a successor pay agreement,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “Many people will now have to take the decision not to travel on their holidays and this will be a blow to them. I feel especially for families with children who may now have to explain why they cannot travel,” “This highlights the benefits of a ‘staycationing’ and with the popularity of Spain will be a knock to the tourism industry there and to the travel industry here,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath added : “I don't recall that being discussed is the straight answer and it was never put the before the Oireachtas,” External link

independent-ie Friday, July 24, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mr McGrath said : "That issue was certainly never raised with me. To be straight you are referring to a background I am certainly not familiar with. " External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 24, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT



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