Mattie McGrath

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Mattie McGrath said : “What is the point of the insurance sector if people are going to be left struggling for cover just at the time when they require it the most?” External link

thejournal Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “South Tipp General is just bedlam at the moment. You can easily isolate it (Cashel). It is an isolated stand-alone building whereas you have the ICU and maternity unit at South Tipp General. I’m just worried that we won’t be ready,” External link

tippfm Friday, February 28, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath remarked : “On top of those pressures, they are now facing additional severe challenges that have been created by the heavy rain fall,” “All they are asking for is a small bit of breathing space to enable them to cut those hedges which may be presenting as a threat to road safety – but within a more flexible time-frame,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “They felt increasingly betrayed by an almost entirely Dublin-centric policy emphasis overseen by a government that appeared to have little or no natural feeling or understanding for the rural way of life,” External link

thejournal Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “As we go forward from here…it is absolutely clear the politics in Ireland simply has to change,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “I am hoping that the matter can be resolved without access to the High Court and that we can move forward with the vote in as respectful and sensitive a manner as possible” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath explained : “This legal action is being pursued for the sole purpose of guaranteeing electoral fairness to the people of Tipperary. It is also about adhering to the priority of the constitutional position which clearly mandates that a General Election must be held within 30 days after the dissolution of the Dáil,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath told : “We are seeking legal advice to see if it’s constitutionally necessary to postpone the election,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath told : “We are seeking legal advice to see if it’s constitutionally necessary to postpone the election,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We want clarity about it. We’re in uncharted territory with this,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “These retailers are benefiting enormously because of the outstanding quality of Irish beef… It is therefore entirely unacceptable that those who work night and day to deliver and grow that produce are left with a relative pittance or even a loss at the sale end of the process,” External link

agriland Monday, December 30, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Michael Creed ) : “I want him [Creed] to apologise to this House for the wrong that he committed perpetrating on those decent people yesterday,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Michael Creed ) : “If he [Creed] doesn’t come in here to this house and retract what he said yesterday, an outrageous slur, he’s not fit for office, he should resign,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “The issues are non political and non farm-leader led. It’s ordinary people that are here to express their serious concerns and serious anxiety over the situation pertaining to rural Ireland and farm families,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “They may not have thousands here today but they are not going away. There were 300 tractors in here and probably 200 outside,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “At this point we must start looking at an immediate cull of the deer population because all of the other measures by Teagasc, Coillte and the other state agencies are just not working and the situation remains as dangerous as it ever was,” External link

agriland Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “In fact, when [the scheme] launched in 2016 the minister himself acknowledged that wet weather is particularly problematic for cereal farmers in terms of harvest and yield losses,” “The previous scheme had a very small budget of €1.5 million. This was supposed to provide a financial contribution towards the cost of spring cereal crop losses, in excess of 30% by yield, experienced by growers,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The other 17 are still outstanding with the department, awaiting requested documentation,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “As I understand it this works out at about 62% of the energy bill for the entire Irish agricultural sector,” External link

agriland Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath commented : “The Government needs to get serious and show that it intends to have respect for rural Ireland, because if these farmers go out of business, then every business, town, school and GAA club will be affected” External link

agriland Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “Where has the CCPC’s concern for fair competition been these last number of years and why has it only awoken now when it is clear that profits of the factories are under threat?” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “You would think that would have been something the CCPC could have got behind instead of treating honest, dedicated farmers with intimidatory threats of legal action,” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Our entire indigenous beef sector and all that goes with that in terms of the local economic impact is being threatened. The minister needs to act and address this issue with that clearly in mind,” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “How the minister and her officials have utterly failed to grasp that this is an immediate public health risk is beyond me,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath says : “It has cost an arm and a leg. The council is having to pay a private security company to police the site, and then there is the cost of mediation,” External link

irishtimes Monday, July 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “This has always been a major issue for the two families, who have never accepted the official outcome of the investigation into the deaths on the summer’s day. If this Bill is accepted and passed, it will strengthen the onus on the Minister and his agents to ensure that qualified and suitable candidates are selected for the membership of the board. Maritime experience should be a prerequisite. It is a fair and reasonable requirement given the gravity of the cases that may need to be investigated,” External link

thejournal Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “I certainly hope the Bill can be accepted by the Government and can be dealt with sensitively and appropriately,” External link

thejournal Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I welcome confirmation that the minister has requested the deployment of exceptional measures under the CMO Regulation at the April meeting of the Council of Agriculture Ministers” External link

agriland Monday, May 13, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “In fact there is a very real danger that the department or Government will end up emphasising the approval level while obscuring the actual delivery of the loans,” External link

agriland Friday, March 1, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “These facts must be taken into consideration before the Government takes the budgetary knife to badly-needed projects in rural Ireland” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “That is why we will be pushing for a dedicated rural crime taskforce to be established on a permanent basis where such collaboration can be targeted and focused to achieve the best possible outcomes,” External link

agriland Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "We are demanding an urgent meeting with the managing director of KBC over the continued use of violent and threatening behaviour by those carrying out evictions on their behalf," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are taking this drastic action to highlight the appalling treatment that customers in distress are receiving at the hands of KBC Bank,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:26:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are taking this drastic action to highlight the appalling treatment that customers in distress are receiving at the hands of KBC Bank,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:33:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are taking this drastic action to highlight the appalling treatment that customers in distress are receiving at the hands of KBC Bank,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are demanding an urgent meeting with the managing director of KBC over the continued use of violent and threatening behaviour by those carrying out evictions on their behalf,” External link

beat102103 Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "We are demanding an urgent meeting with the managing director of KBC over the continued use of violent and threatening behaviour by those carrying out evictions on their behalf," External link

eecho Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “Are you threatening us, are we going to be knee-capped?” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:51:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath saying ( about Mattie McGrath ) : “I want to disagree about Mattie standing up and pointing at the chair, it is totally disrespectful” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:55:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath saying ( about Mattie McGrath ) : “I want to disagree about Mattie standing up and pointing at the chair, it is totally disrespectful” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:20:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “the genie’s out of the bottle now in terms of bias, a blind man could see that, or woman” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:59:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “They’re a hard-working family and for his life to be taken like that is just shocking,” “It would bring home to us the dangers of going out into the wind” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:08:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It's very frustrating that families who have to work are being told they can't get a school bus," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:03:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It's very frustrating for families who have work and they're being told they can't get a school bus," "It's a huge worry with kids going back to school" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:42:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It is absolutely staggering to see the industrial scale removal, seizure, and killing of horses that local authorities have been engaged in from 2008 to 2016,” “What is deeply worrying, apart from the clear disregard for animal welfare that is occurring on such a massive scale, are the costs that are being generated and which must surely be detracting from the allocation of departmental funds for other vital projects” External link

waterford-news Monday, August 7, 2017 3:07:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Michael Creed ) : “Minister Creed tells me that under the Control of Horses Act 1996 his department has offered millions in financial assistance towards the expenses incurred by the local authorities in operation of the Act, but says nothing about the financial contribution that each individual local authority has had to make on top of that assistance,” “This is information we need to have if we are to have a clearer sense of the financial burdens these animal welfare issues are causing” External link

waterford-news Monday, August 7, 2017 3:07:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It is absolutely staggering to see the industrial scale removal, seizure, and killing of horses that local authorities have been engaged in from 2008 to 2016,” “What is deeply worrying, apart from the clear disregard for animal welfare that is occurring on such a massive scale, are the costs that are being generated and which must surely be detracting from the allocation of departmental funds for other vital projects” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 7, 2017 3:56:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Michael Creed ) : “Minister Creed tells me that under the Control of Horses Act 1996 his department has offered millions in financial assistance towards the expenses incurred by the local authorities in operation of the Act, but says nothing about the financial contribution that each individual local authority has had to make on top of that assistance,” “This is information we need to have if we are to have a clearer sense of the financial burdens these animal welfare issues are causing” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 7, 2017 3:56:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “In my conversations with Tusla, I was assured that the provision outlining the age gap requirement was to be applied with discretion. No mention was made, or no guarantee was ever given, to the effect that Tusla were even contemplating removing it as a requirement for a successful fostering arrangement,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:46:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

theecho Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:43:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

theecho Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:57:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:42:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

theecho Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

theecho Wednesday, September 7, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “There is no doubting the impact of the safety camera regime on reducing road fatalities and accidents particularly in areas that have been blighted by these incidents over the years, and indeed I am not suggesting that they be removed entirely,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, August 5, 2016 3:38:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I do believe it’s working… I see it working on a daily basis where I’m interacting with the party whip,” External link

thejournal Sunday, July 17, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’s an election,” External link

waterford-news Saturday, July 9, 2016 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’s an election,” External link

westernpeople Saturday, July 9, 2016 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’s an election,” External link

theecho Friday, July 8, 2016 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’s an election,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, July 8, 2016 3:54:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’d an election,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, July 8, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’d an election,” External link

theecho Friday, July 8, 2016 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’d an election,” External link

waterford-news Friday, July 8, 2016 10:32:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’d an election,” External link

westernpeople Friday, July 8, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “If we go the other way in public ownership it will never happen – there has been so many commitments that people in the country in rural Ireland, and in some urban areas, are sick and tired of all the false promises,” “This area promises to help private investment to deliver it and there will be mechanisms thereby to insure that they do and the good thing about it is that people who get the tenders would get paid unless they deliver” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, July 6, 2016 2:48:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “If we go the other way in public ownership it will never happen – there has been so many commitments that people in the country in rural Ireland, and in some urban areas, are sick and tired of all the false promises,” “This area promises to help private investment to deliver it and there will be mechanisms thereby to insure that they do and the good thing about it is that people who get the tenders would get paid unless they deliver” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:19:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “If we go the other way in public ownership it will never happen – there has been so many commitments that people in the country in rural Ireland, and in some urban areas, are sick and tired of all the false promises,” “This area promises to help private investment to deliver it and there will be mechanisms thereby to insure that they do and the good thing about it is that people who get the tenders would get paid unless they deliver” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The grandparents, in their mid-60s, had made this child the heart and soul of their world since coming into their care,” “The child was cherished, well-educated, well looked after, all of which was testified to by consultants, a school principal, and a local GP” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:05:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Geneva Declaration ) : “I hope at the very least that the Geneva Declaration will encourage all of us to look more closely at perinatal care options that exist here and in other countries and which would be well worth advocating as an alternative to a policy which proposes abortion as the only option,” External link

thejournal Monday, March 9, 2015 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I will be renewing my campaign against this local government reform. It was crazy from day one” External link

nationalist Sunday, March 8, 2015 9:32:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I am making enquiries into the issue and will be in contact with you as soon as I have information relating to same” External link

nationalist Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:48:00 AM EAT



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Mattie McGrath said : “What is the point of the insurance sector if people are going to be left struggling for cover just at the time when they require it the most?” External link

thejournal Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “South Tipp General is just bedlam at the moment. You can easily isolate it (Cashel). It is an isolated stand-alone building whereas you have the ICU and maternity unit at South Tipp General. I’m just worried that we won’t be ready,” External link

tippfm Friday, February 28, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath remarked : “On top of those pressures, they are now facing additional severe challenges that have been created by the heavy rain fall,” “All they are asking for is a small bit of breathing space to enable them to cut those hedges which may be presenting as a threat to road safety – but within a more flexible time-frame,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “They felt increasingly betrayed by an almost entirely Dublin-centric policy emphasis overseen by a government that appeared to have little or no natural feeling or understanding for the rural way of life,” External link

thejournal Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “As we go forward from here…it is absolutely clear the politics in Ireland simply has to change,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “I am hoping that the matter can be resolved without access to the High Court and that we can move forward with the vote in as respectful and sensitive a manner as possible” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath explained : “This legal action is being pursued for the sole purpose of guaranteeing electoral fairness to the people of Tipperary. It is also about adhering to the priority of the constitutional position which clearly mandates that a General Election must be held within 30 days after the dissolution of the Dáil,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath told : “We are seeking legal advice to see if it’s constitutionally necessary to postpone the election,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath told : “We are seeking legal advice to see if it’s constitutionally necessary to postpone the election,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We want clarity about it. We’re in uncharted territory with this,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “These retailers are benefiting enormously because of the outstanding quality of Irish beef… It is therefore entirely unacceptable that those who work night and day to deliver and grow that produce are left with a relative pittance or even a loss at the sale end of the process,” External link

agriland Monday, December 30, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Michael Creed ) : “I want him [Creed] to apologise to this House for the wrong that he committed perpetrating on those decent people yesterday,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Michael Creed ) : “If he [Creed] doesn’t come in here to this house and retract what he said yesterday, an outrageous slur, he’s not fit for office, he should resign,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “The issues are non political and non farm-leader led. It’s ordinary people that are here to express their serious concerns and serious anxiety over the situation pertaining to rural Ireland and farm families,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “They may not have thousands here today but they are not going away. There were 300 tractors in here and probably 200 outside,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “At this point we must start looking at an immediate cull of the deer population because all of the other measures by Teagasc, Coillte and the other state agencies are just not working and the situation remains as dangerous as it ever was,” External link

agriland Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “In fact, when [the scheme] launched in 2016 the minister himself acknowledged that wet weather is particularly problematic for cereal farmers in terms of harvest and yield losses,” “The previous scheme had a very small budget of €1.5 million. This was supposed to provide a financial contribution towards the cost of spring cereal crop losses, in excess of 30% by yield, experienced by growers,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The other 17 are still outstanding with the department, awaiting requested documentation,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “As I understand it this works out at about 62% of the energy bill for the entire Irish agricultural sector,” External link

agriland Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath commented : “The Government needs to get serious and show that it intends to have respect for rural Ireland, because if these farmers go out of business, then every business, town, school and GAA club will be affected” External link

agriland Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “Where has the CCPC’s concern for fair competition been these last number of years and why has it only awoken now when it is clear that profits of the factories are under threat?” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “You would think that would have been something the CCPC could have got behind instead of treating honest, dedicated farmers with intimidatory threats of legal action,” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Our entire indigenous beef sector and all that goes with that in terms of the local economic impact is being threatened. The minister needs to act and address this issue with that clearly in mind,” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “How the minister and her officials have utterly failed to grasp that this is an immediate public health risk is beyond me,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath says : “It has cost an arm and a leg. The council is having to pay a private security company to police the site, and then there is the cost of mediation,” External link

irishtimes Monday, July 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “This has always been a major issue for the two families, who have never accepted the official outcome of the investigation into the deaths on the summer’s day. If this Bill is accepted and passed, it will strengthen the onus on the Minister and his agents to ensure that qualified and suitable candidates are selected for the membership of the board. Maritime experience should be a prerequisite. It is a fair and reasonable requirement given the gravity of the cases that may need to be investigated,” External link

thejournal Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “I certainly hope the Bill can be accepted by the Government and can be dealt with sensitively and appropriately,” External link

thejournal Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I welcome confirmation that the minister has requested the deployment of exceptional measures under the CMO Regulation at the April meeting of the Council of Agriculture Ministers” External link

agriland Monday, May 13, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “In fact there is a very real danger that the department or Government will end up emphasising the approval level while obscuring the actual delivery of the loans,” External link

agriland Friday, March 1, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “These facts must be taken into consideration before the Government takes the budgetary knife to badly-needed projects in rural Ireland” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “That is why we will be pushing for a dedicated rural crime taskforce to be established on a permanent basis where such collaboration can be targeted and focused to achieve the best possible outcomes,” External link

agriland Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "We are demanding an urgent meeting with the managing director of KBC over the continued use of violent and threatening behaviour by those carrying out evictions on their behalf," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are taking this drastic action to highlight the appalling treatment that customers in distress are receiving at the hands of KBC Bank,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:26:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are taking this drastic action to highlight the appalling treatment that customers in distress are receiving at the hands of KBC Bank,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:33:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are taking this drastic action to highlight the appalling treatment that customers in distress are receiving at the hands of KBC Bank,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are demanding an urgent meeting with the managing director of KBC over the continued use of violent and threatening behaviour by those carrying out evictions on their behalf,” External link

beat102103 Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "We are demanding an urgent meeting with the managing director of KBC over the continued use of violent and threatening behaviour by those carrying out evictions on their behalf," External link

eecho Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “Are you threatening us, are we going to be knee-capped?” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:51:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath saying ( about Mattie McGrath ) : “I want to disagree about Mattie standing up and pointing at the chair, it is totally disrespectful” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:55:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath saying ( about Mattie McGrath ) : “I want to disagree about Mattie standing up and pointing at the chair, it is totally disrespectful” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:20:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “the genie’s out of the bottle now in terms of bias, a blind man could see that, or woman” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:59:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “They’re a hard-working family and for his life to be taken like that is just shocking,” “It would bring home to us the dangers of going out into the wind” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:08:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It's very frustrating that families who have to work are being told they can't get a school bus," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:03:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It's very frustrating for families who have work and they're being told they can't get a school bus," "It's a huge worry with kids going back to school" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:42:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It is absolutely staggering to see the industrial scale removal, seizure, and killing of horses that local authorities have been engaged in from 2008 to 2016,” “What is deeply worrying, apart from the clear disregard for animal welfare that is occurring on such a massive scale, are the costs that are being generated and which must surely be detracting from the allocation of departmental funds for other vital projects” External link

waterford-news Monday, August 7, 2017 3:07:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Michael Creed ) : “Minister Creed tells me that under the Control of Horses Act 1996 his department has offered millions in financial assistance towards the expenses incurred by the local authorities in operation of the Act, but says nothing about the financial contribution that each individual local authority has had to make on top of that assistance,” “This is information we need to have if we are to have a clearer sense of the financial burdens these animal welfare issues are causing” External link

waterford-news Monday, August 7, 2017 3:07:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It is absolutely staggering to see the industrial scale removal, seizure, and killing of horses that local authorities have been engaged in from 2008 to 2016,” “What is deeply worrying, apart from the clear disregard for animal welfare that is occurring on such a massive scale, are the costs that are being generated and which must surely be detracting from the allocation of departmental funds for other vital projects” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 7, 2017 3:56:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Michael Creed ) : “Minister Creed tells me that under the Control of Horses Act 1996 his department has offered millions in financial assistance towards the expenses incurred by the local authorities in operation of the Act, but says nothing about the financial contribution that each individual local authority has had to make on top of that assistance,” “This is information we need to have if we are to have a clearer sense of the financial burdens these animal welfare issues are causing” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 7, 2017 3:56:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “In my conversations with Tusla, I was assured that the provision outlining the age gap requirement was to be applied with discretion. No mention was made, or no guarantee was ever given, to the effect that Tusla were even contemplating removing it as a requirement for a successful fostering arrangement,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:46:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

theecho Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:43:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

theecho Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:57:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:42:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

theecho Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

theecho Wednesday, September 7, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We’ve a lot of washing to wash out here, and we’ve good dry days at the moment with sunshine for drying as well, and there is very much dirty linen to be washed” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “There is no doubting the impact of the safety camera regime on reducing road fatalities and accidents particularly in areas that have been blighted by these incidents over the years, and indeed I am not suggesting that they be removed entirely,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, August 5, 2016 3:38:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I do believe it’s working… I see it working on a daily basis where I’m interacting with the party whip,” External link

thejournal Sunday, July 17, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’s an election,” External link

waterford-news Saturday, July 9, 2016 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’s an election,” External link

westernpeople Saturday, July 9, 2016 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’s an election,” External link

theecho Friday, July 8, 2016 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’s an election,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, July 8, 2016 3:54:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’d an election,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, July 8, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’d an election,” External link

theecho Friday, July 8, 2016 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’d an election,” External link

waterford-news Friday, July 8, 2016 10:32:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I don’t think there’ll be a heave, I think there is more nervousness in case there’d an election,” External link

westernpeople Friday, July 8, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “If we go the other way in public ownership it will never happen – there has been so many commitments that people in the country in rural Ireland, and in some urban areas, are sick and tired of all the false promises,” “This area promises to help private investment to deliver it and there will be mechanisms thereby to insure that they do and the good thing about it is that people who get the tenders would get paid unless they deliver” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, July 6, 2016 2:48:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “If we go the other way in public ownership it will never happen – there has been so many commitments that people in the country in rural Ireland, and in some urban areas, are sick and tired of all the false promises,” “This area promises to help private investment to deliver it and there will be mechanisms thereby to insure that they do and the good thing about it is that people who get the tenders would get paid unless they deliver” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:19:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “If we go the other way in public ownership it will never happen – there has been so many commitments that people in the country in rural Ireland, and in some urban areas, are sick and tired of all the false promises,” “This area promises to help private investment to deliver it and there will be mechanisms thereby to insure that they do and the good thing about it is that people who get the tenders would get paid unless they deliver” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The grandparents, in their mid-60s, had made this child the heart and soul of their world since coming into their care,” “The child was cherished, well-educated, well looked after, all of which was testified to by consultants, a school principal, and a local GP” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:05:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about Geneva Declaration ) : “I hope at the very least that the Geneva Declaration will encourage all of us to look more closely at perinatal care options that exist here and in other countries and which would be well worth advocating as an alternative to a policy which proposes abortion as the only option,” External link

thejournal Monday, March 9, 2015 5:45:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I will be renewing my campaign against this local government reform. It was crazy from day one” External link

nationalist Sunday, March 8, 2015 9:32:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “I am making enquiries into the issue and will be in contact with you as soon as I have information relating to same” External link

nationalist Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:48:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy90.00%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
independent deputy6.00%EN11/03/201303/11/2013
whip2.00%EN09/29/201029/09/2010
dissident2.00%EN04/01/201001/04/2010
Names Lang Count
Mattie McGrathEN100.00%


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