Mattie McGrath

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Mattie McGrath said : "It will, as we have consistently warned, lead to a cull of the national cattle herd at a time when other countries are drastically increasing herd sizes. " External link

RTERadio Friday, July 29, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It will, as we have consistently warned, lead to a cull of the national cattle herd at a time when other countries are drastically increasing herd sizes. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “The public deserves transparency and access to banking services. Currently, due to neglect…of the government, the public is being denied both,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about You Think ) : “You want to let the people perish and die in the ditches,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 16, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The Taoiseach is everywhere bar in the chamber, when he so sought after the job of Taoiseach [...] instead of being here answering to the parliament,” “This is the second or third week in a row that he hasn’t been here for Leaders’ Questions, and we have limited time and he’s all over the place” External link

thejournal Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath outlined : “At €1.51 per litre, agricultural green diesel is now three times the price it was last year, with the additional cost of the AdBlue,” External link

agriland Friday, June 24, 2022 2:11:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath explained : “Ireland currently imports 100% of its oil demand. We believe the viable Barryroe oil field, as Ireland’s only indigenous oil discovery, has the potential to be developed in the short term and must be given the green light to proceed now” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 14, 2022 7:56:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “Furthermore, even after transferring to a new bank, customers are being forced to wait for very long time periods before they can avail of any credit or overdraft facilities. This is having a tremendous impact on farmers and small businesses,” External link

agriland Monday, May 16, 2022 9:02:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Without substantial local agriculture in local ownership, the towns will be blighted, and rural Ireland will continue to decline,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We need a full debate on agriculture and on the attack that’s going on rural Ireland… ye are on a different planet,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:38:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The government will claim that carbon taxes are ringfenced for climate action policies – but we know that that is simply not the case,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “The failure of TDs, especially other opposition TDs, to support our group in the Dáil last night, allows the government to proceed with carbon budgets until 2030, despite the public having no detail on the spending required, the cuts to be imposed or the additional taxes and debt to fund it” External link

agriland Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “In reality, it goes to highlight how many TDs are disingenuously playing both sides – doing one thing in the constituency, but another in the Dail,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath asked : “Does the government believe that a state-owned electricity company should be making record profits at a time when most customers can barely afford to heat their homes?” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 16, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath commented : “We once again plead with the government to hold a justifiable mini budget; cancel the carbon tax; and slash all fuel, electric and home heating taxes, such as excise and VAT. The government’s ongoing plan of raking in bumper energy tax receipts, while taxing people out of existence, is unjust and deeply hurtful,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “The [Covid-19] pandemic has been an economic tidal wave for residents and small businesses across Ireland. Now, many people are forced into making choices between filling their car with fuel and paying their home heating bill or paying rent or buying groceries,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “This is balderdash and total bunkum. It is also Green Party policy. Talking about growing clover and mixing things is an insult to farmers,” External link

agriland Friday, February 18, 2022 3:20:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “Soaring input costs and supply chain disruptions, caused by Covid-19, Brexit and the government’s carbon taxes, mean a 500-sow unit is now losing more than €36,000 a month,” External link

agriland Friday, February 11, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath explained : “The French Ministry of Agriculture is providing a €270 million government package for their sector. This would translate into an equivalent figure of about €30 million for the Irish sector,” External link

agriland Friday, February 11, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “High energy prices have deeply profound socio-economic consequences. Therefore, an immediate and meaningful state intervention is required. The offer of a €100 credit for each household is grossly insufficient,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 9, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Rising consumer costs on everything from groceries to home heating and electricity are having a crippling impact on Irish workers and families,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “We need to see structured governmental action on the crippling costs of living. The stagnant wages or welfare supports are not keeping pace with the skyrocketing inflationary increases, and this is leading to a 1970s style wage-price spiral,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “AIB was bailed out by almost €21 billion during the bank bailout, with taxpayers paying the bill” External link

agriland Thursday, December 23, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “The serious warnings by the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) about the inevitable collapse of the network, and up to 200 branch closures, are being ignored by the government, despite the government controlling the entire issued share capital of An Post” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “Keeping rural post offices open is essential to our wellbeing as a nation. They continue to function as vital meeting, resource and information centres, even with the rise of the internet and the advent of instant global communications,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “We are providing the platform through our amendments for all rural TDs to step forward and wear the rural Ireland jersey as a united team,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “The stakes have never been higher… We will give rural backbench government TDs one final opportunity to decide which side they are on when our amendments are debated and voted upon at report stage of the bill on the floor of the Dáil tomorrow,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It has been a rocky road and all the issues around the contract but you know what I mean for so many homes and businesses it is just usually a joke. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 7, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “We therefore see no point in engaging in a consultation process for a food ombudsman that we have already clearly stated will not be able to provide the kind of specific sectoral focus that the beef sector needs,” External link

agriland Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “there is no dignity or respect in this industry for the farmers, producers or workers” External link

agriland Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “They bought into a Programme for Government with the Green Party, and it’s a case of to hell with the farmers now,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “Our campaign, on behalf of rural Ireland, will continue. We will take on the vested interests and this government at every turn. Such underhanded behaviour by this government cannot be tolerated in any functioning democracy,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "Now they have decided after an overwhelming result against them in the High Court to appeal that decision. This is costing hundreds of jobs. Worse than that, suppliers in the south east supply this plant, a valuable plant...to manufacture cheddar cheese," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “In addition to the tax, it means higher living costs, mainly delivered through increases in fuel prices and the knock-on implications for consumer goods, such as food and necessities,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “and by rural Ireland, I mean everything outside Dublin” “We’ve already paid a fortune on carbon tax for example, and the promises were to get it back reinvested – it is not happening. The investment in rail, bus lanes, everything – it’s in Dublin but nothing in the country,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “It’s when they [workers] go home; there’s up to 30 of them living in a house,” External link

agriland Monday, April 12, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath asked : “can we not do something in this country to stop this frivolous behaviour from An Taisce and look at what the system for farmers has been? It’s best practice they’re using here and this is just idealistic people in An Taisce acting the maggot really” External link

tippfm Thursday, April 1, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are seeking to have the chronic under-investment in rural areas addressed by prioritising infrastructural development in the regions and rural areas, by expediting the delivery and increasing the investment,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “TDs will have to decide if they wish to stand with the ongoing government spin and empty platitudes or actually support our motion,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath saying : “Tipperary Town needs to be bypassed. It’s a town that’s really suffering, really struggling and bears the weight of a lot of freight traffic” External link

tippfm Friday, March 26, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “This Cabinet will go down in history as the most anti-Christian Cabinet in government of all time,” External link

thejournal Friday, March 26, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “The Irish government and the central bank cannot continue to stand idly by. Failure to act illustrates once again, which side the government is on,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “Given the disastrous impact of the pandemic on the pub trade and other small businesses, the judgement will provide hope to many publicans across the country. However, the government must now also intervene and stand with local businesses,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “Many local newspapers and radio stations, vital to a functioning democracy, are owned by a consolidated number of debt-laden [businesses], who have cut investment and sacked journalists, devoid of trade union rights, in an effort to maintain profit margins,” External link

agriland Friday, November 13, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath remarked : “While many communities have struggled with finding access to trustworthy local information for years, Covid-19 is widening the local news gap even more acutely. The consolidation of local media outlets and the treatment of journalists…across the country is truly shocking,” External link

agriland Friday, November 13, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “This is why we feel it is time that local and regional media outlets are fully supported through meaningful government interaction and a policy-objective focus on ending the consolidation and providing journalists with the right to trade union representation” External link

agriland Friday, November 13, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath writes : “This debacle must be fully investigated,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The dictatorial attitude to push a tax measure with a 10-year impact through means a complete lack of parliamentary oversight for this new potentially crippling taxation measure, which will cost approximately the equivalent of 2.5c extra per litre of petrol and diesel, 80 cent on the cost of a 40kg bag of coal and €17 extra on 900L of home heating oil every single year” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “We believe, this Budget was good for bankers, elites, big business and those living in south Dublin – but it was absolutely disastrous for rural Ireland,” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are again today (Monday October 5) calling for all of the proposals contained in the agreed motion to be implemented without delay,” External link

agriland Monday, October 5, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Over 30% of the population use the post office every week in Ireland. They provide for the distribution of €4.6 billion of social welfare-related payments, together with an immeasurable spin-off support to other local businesses and communities,” External link

agriland Monday, October 5, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “While separate research carried out by RED C in February 2020 found that 91% believe their post office provides a valuable service to the local community, 86% supports the government providing financial support to keep their post office open and 86% wish to see more state services available at their post office,” External link

agriland Monday, October 5, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “This news will come as a massive shock to many and will cause huge uncertainty and lack of confidence within the business community and wider society. 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,” External link

agriland Monday, October 5, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “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

thejournal Monday, October 5, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It is unbelievable that we are now well into September and the School Transport Appeals Board does not even have the necessary information available to it to process the appeals that have been submitted. The system is just archaic and not fit for purpose,” “It is not acceptable that the review of the School transport scheme should be delayed as a result of Covid-19, given the fact that Covid-19 has in fact exacerbated the problems associated with the school transport scheme. With 3,100 students left to find alternative arrangements, the Government need to move on this and move urgently,” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “The impact of this policy has meant that many viable pubs will never re-open, jobs will be lost, family pubs destroyed forever and the negative impact on daily life and mental health, especially in rural areas, is being ripped apart by this government’s policies,” “Not only it is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach; it is also an overtly blunt instrument that the government must urgently reconsider” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Who came up with the guideline that if a person has a €9 meal he or she is safe for 90 minutes? It is totally unfair” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “If the matter is so serious to limit our freedoms, then the Dáil must be recalled to have a full and open debate and to provide clarity on the matter,” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It’s when they [workers] go home – there’s up to 30 of them living in a house,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “The agencies can no longer hide. They must be brought to account; we cannot have them profiting from the unfair treatment of workers which has also now led to a national health threat,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It’s when they [workers] go home – there’s up to 30 of them living in a house,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It is a concern, Cahir isn't all that far from Golden in south Tipperary and I do appreciate the HSE are dealing with the mushroom plant and they have dealt with it pretty swiftly. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 17, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “thugs illegally hunting hares and rabbits are threatening to burn down farmers’ sheds” External link

agriland Friday, August 7, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “This is a blatant attack on rural Ireland and on the publicans,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We do not want to see another children’s hospital saga. In Tipperary, we are not anti-Dublin – but we think this project is daft,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "this is a three card trick, an attempt to muzzle" External link

RTERadio Friday, July 31, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath insisted : "I most definitely was not asleep, nobody had to wake me up," External link

longfordleader Friday, July 17, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "I was waiting my turn and I was in six minutes later, I did not have to be woken up.I am not infallible, I don't know if my eyes were closed when the picture was taken," External link

longfordleader Friday, July 17, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "I spoke to two bills, I spoke on Covid, agriculture and education. I would have spoken more than anybody else in the Dail that day, " External link

longfordleader Friday, July 17, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath insisted : "I most definitely was not asleep, nobody had to wake me up," External link

leinsterleader Friday, July 17, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "I was waiting my turn and I was in six minutes later, I did not have to be woken up.I am not infallible, I don't know if my eyes were closed when the picture was taken," External link

leinsterleader Friday, July 17, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "I spoke to two bills, I spoke on Covid, agriculture and education. I would have spoken more than anybody else in the Dail that day, " External link

leinsterleader Friday, July 17, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “farmers deserve better than all the avoidance of issues in their sector” External link

agriland Friday, July 10, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “There is constant worry about how everyone feels about something and how they might react, except how farmers themselves feel about something,” External link

agriland Friday, July 10, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “it is appalling what is going on” External link

thejournal Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

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



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Mattie McGrath said : "It will, as we have consistently warned, lead to a cull of the national cattle herd at a time when other countries are drastically increasing herd sizes. " External link

RTERadio Friday, July 29, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It will, as we have consistently warned, lead to a cull of the national cattle herd at a time when other countries are drastically increasing herd sizes. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “The public deserves transparency and access to banking services. Currently, due to neglect…of the government, the public is being denied both,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said ( about You Think ) : “You want to let the people perish and die in the ditches,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 16, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The Taoiseach is everywhere bar in the chamber, when he so sought after the job of Taoiseach [...] instead of being here answering to the parliament,” “This is the second or third week in a row that he hasn’t been here for Leaders’ Questions, and we have limited time and he’s all over the place” External link

thejournal Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath outlined : “At €1.51 per litre, agricultural green diesel is now three times the price it was last year, with the additional cost of the AdBlue,” External link

agriland Friday, June 24, 2022 2:11:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath explained : “Ireland currently imports 100% of its oil demand. We believe the viable Barryroe oil field, as Ireland’s only indigenous oil discovery, has the potential to be developed in the short term and must be given the green light to proceed now” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 14, 2022 7:56:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “Furthermore, even after transferring to a new bank, customers are being forced to wait for very long time periods before they can avail of any credit or overdraft facilities. This is having a tremendous impact on farmers and small businesses,” External link

agriland Monday, May 16, 2022 9:02:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Without substantial local agriculture in local ownership, the towns will be blighted, and rural Ireland will continue to decline,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We need a full debate on agriculture and on the attack that’s going on rural Ireland… ye are on a different planet,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:38:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The government will claim that carbon taxes are ringfenced for climate action policies – but we know that that is simply not the case,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “The failure of TDs, especially other opposition TDs, to support our group in the Dáil last night, allows the government to proceed with carbon budgets until 2030, despite the public having no detail on the spending required, the cuts to be imposed or the additional taxes and debt to fund it” External link

agriland Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “In reality, it goes to highlight how many TDs are disingenuously playing both sides – doing one thing in the constituency, but another in the Dail,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath asked : “Does the government believe that a state-owned electricity company should be making record profits at a time when most customers can barely afford to heat their homes?” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 16, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath commented : “We once again plead with the government to hold a justifiable mini budget; cancel the carbon tax; and slash all fuel, electric and home heating taxes, such as excise and VAT. The government’s ongoing plan of raking in bumper energy tax receipts, while taxing people out of existence, is unjust and deeply hurtful,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “The [Covid-19] pandemic has been an economic tidal wave for residents and small businesses across Ireland. Now, many people are forced into making choices between filling their car with fuel and paying their home heating bill or paying rent or buying groceries,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “This is balderdash and total bunkum. It is also Green Party policy. Talking about growing clover and mixing things is an insult to farmers,” External link

agriland Friday, February 18, 2022 3:20:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “Soaring input costs and supply chain disruptions, caused by Covid-19, Brexit and the government’s carbon taxes, mean a 500-sow unit is now losing more than €36,000 a month,” External link

agriland Friday, February 11, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath explained : “The French Ministry of Agriculture is providing a €270 million government package for their sector. This would translate into an equivalent figure of about €30 million for the Irish sector,” External link

agriland Friday, February 11, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “High energy prices have deeply profound socio-economic consequences. Therefore, an immediate and meaningful state intervention is required. The offer of a €100 credit for each household is grossly insufficient,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 9, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Rising consumer costs on everything from groceries to home heating and electricity are having a crippling impact on Irish workers and families,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “We need to see structured governmental action on the crippling costs of living. The stagnant wages or welfare supports are not keeping pace with the skyrocketing inflationary increases, and this is leading to a 1970s style wage-price spiral,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “AIB was bailed out by almost €21 billion during the bank bailout, with taxpayers paying the bill” External link

agriland Thursday, December 23, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “The serious warnings by the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) about the inevitable collapse of the network, and up to 200 branch closures, are being ignored by the government, despite the government controlling the entire issued share capital of An Post” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “Keeping rural post offices open is essential to our wellbeing as a nation. They continue to function as vital meeting, resource and information centres, even with the rise of the internet and the advent of instant global communications,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “We are providing the platform through our amendments for all rural TDs to step forward and wear the rural Ireland jersey as a united team,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “The stakes have never been higher… We will give rural backbench government TDs one final opportunity to decide which side they are on when our amendments are debated and voted upon at report stage of the bill on the floor of the Dáil tomorrow,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It has been a rocky road and all the issues around the contract but you know what I mean for so many homes and businesses it is just usually a joke. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 7, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “We therefore see no point in engaging in a consultation process for a food ombudsman that we have already clearly stated will not be able to provide the kind of specific sectoral focus that the beef sector needs,” External link

agriland Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “there is no dignity or respect in this industry for the farmers, producers or workers” External link

agriland Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “They bought into a Programme for Government with the Green Party, and it’s a case of to hell with the farmers now,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “Our campaign, on behalf of rural Ireland, will continue. We will take on the vested interests and this government at every turn. Such underhanded behaviour by this government cannot be tolerated in any functioning democracy,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "Now they have decided after an overwhelming result against them in the High Court to appeal that decision. This is costing hundreds of jobs. Worse than that, suppliers in the south east supply this plant, a valuable plant...to manufacture cheddar cheese," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “In addition to the tax, it means higher living costs, mainly delivered through increases in fuel prices and the knock-on implications for consumer goods, such as food and necessities,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “and by rural Ireland, I mean everything outside Dublin” “We’ve already paid a fortune on carbon tax for example, and the promises were to get it back reinvested – it is not happening. The investment in rail, bus lanes, everything – it’s in Dublin but nothing in the country,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “It’s when they [workers] go home; there’s up to 30 of them living in a house,” External link

agriland Monday, April 12, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath asked : “can we not do something in this country to stop this frivolous behaviour from An Taisce and look at what the system for farmers has been? It’s best practice they’re using here and this is just idealistic people in An Taisce acting the maggot really” External link

tippfm Thursday, April 1, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are seeking to have the chronic under-investment in rural areas addressed by prioritising infrastructural development in the regions and rural areas, by expediting the delivery and increasing the investment,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “TDs will have to decide if they wish to stand with the ongoing government spin and empty platitudes or actually support our motion,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath saying : “Tipperary Town needs to be bypassed. It’s a town that’s really suffering, really struggling and bears the weight of a lot of freight traffic” External link

tippfm Friday, March 26, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “This Cabinet will go down in history as the most anti-Christian Cabinet in government of all time,” External link

thejournal Friday, March 26, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “The Irish government and the central bank cannot continue to stand idly by. Failure to act illustrates once again, which side the government is on,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “Given the disastrous impact of the pandemic on the pub trade and other small businesses, the judgement will provide hope to many publicans across the country. However, the government must now also intervene and stand with local businesses,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “Many local newspapers and radio stations, vital to a functioning democracy, are owned by a consolidated number of debt-laden [businesses], who have cut investment and sacked journalists, devoid of trade union rights, in an effort to maintain profit margins,” External link

agriland Friday, November 13, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath remarked : “While many communities have struggled with finding access to trustworthy local information for years, Covid-19 is widening the local news gap even more acutely. The consolidation of local media outlets and the treatment of journalists…across the country is truly shocking,” External link

agriland Friday, November 13, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “This is why we feel it is time that local and regional media outlets are fully supported through meaningful government interaction and a policy-objective focus on ending the consolidation and providing journalists with the right to trade union representation” External link

agriland Friday, November 13, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath writes : “This debacle must be fully investigated,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “The dictatorial attitude to push a tax measure with a 10-year impact through means a complete lack of parliamentary oversight for this new potentially crippling taxation measure, which will cost approximately the equivalent of 2.5c extra per litre of petrol and diesel, 80 cent on the cost of a 40kg bag of coal and €17 extra on 900L of home heating oil every single year” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “We believe, this Budget was good for bankers, elites, big business and those living in south Dublin – but it was absolutely disastrous for rural Ireland,” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We are again today (Monday October 5) calling for all of the proposals contained in the agreed motion to be implemented without delay,” External link

agriland Monday, October 5, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Over 30% of the population use the post office every week in Ireland. They provide for the distribution of €4.6 billion of social welfare-related payments, together with an immeasurable spin-off support to other local businesses and communities,” External link

agriland Monday, October 5, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “While separate research carried out by RED C in February 2020 found that 91% believe their post office provides a valuable service to the local community, 86% supports the government providing financial support to keep their post office open and 86% wish to see more state services available at their post office,” External link

agriland Monday, October 5, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath argued : “This news will come as a massive shock to many and will cause huge uncertainty and lack of confidence within the business community and wider society. 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,” External link

agriland Monday, October 5, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath stated : “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

thejournal Monday, October 5, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It is unbelievable that we are now well into September and the School Transport Appeals Board does not even have the necessary information available to it to process the appeals that have been submitted. The system is just archaic and not fit for purpose,” “It is not acceptable that the review of the School transport scheme should be delayed as a result of Covid-19, given the fact that Covid-19 has in fact exacerbated the problems associated with the school transport scheme. With 3,100 students left to find alternative arrangements, the Government need to move on this and move urgently,” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Mattie McGrath claimed : “The impact of this policy has meant that many viable pubs will never re-open, jobs will be lost, family pubs destroyed forever and the negative impact on daily life and mental health, especially in rural areas, is being ripped apart by this government’s policies,” “Not only it is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach; it is also an overtly blunt instrument that the government must urgently reconsider” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “Who came up with the guideline that if a person has a €9 meal he or she is safe for 90 minutes? It is totally unfair” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “If the matter is so serious to limit our freedoms, then the Dáil must be recalled to have a full and open debate and to provide clarity on the matter,” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It’s when they [workers] go home – there’s up to 30 of them living in a house,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “The agencies can no longer hide. They must be brought to account; we cannot have them profiting from the unfair treatment of workers which has also now led to a national health threat,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “It’s when they [workers] go home – there’s up to 30 of them living in a house,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "It is a concern, Cahir isn't all that far from Golden in south Tipperary and I do appreciate the HSE are dealing with the mushroom plant and they have dealt with it pretty swiftly. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 17, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “thugs illegally hunting hares and rabbits are threatening to burn down farmers’ sheds” External link

agriland Friday, August 7, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath added : “This is a blatant attack on rural Ireland and on the publicans,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “We do not want to see another children’s hospital saga. In Tipperary, we are not anti-Dublin – but we think this project is daft,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "this is a three card trick, an attempt to muzzle" External link

RTERadio Friday, July 31, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath insisted : "I most definitely was not asleep, nobody had to wake me up," External link

longfordleader Friday, July 17, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "I was waiting my turn and I was in six minutes later, I did not have to be woken up.I am not infallible, I don't know if my eyes were closed when the picture was taken," External link

longfordleader Friday, July 17, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "I spoke to two bills, I spoke on Covid, agriculture and education. I would have spoken more than anybody else in the Dail that day, " External link

longfordleader Friday, July 17, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath insisted : "I most definitely was not asleep, nobody had to wake me up," External link

leinsterleader Friday, July 17, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "I was waiting my turn and I was in six minutes later, I did not have to be woken up.I am not infallible, I don't know if my eyes were closed when the picture was taken," External link

leinsterleader Friday, July 17, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : "I spoke to two bills, I spoke on Covid, agriculture and education. I would have spoken more than anybody else in the Dail that day, " External link

leinsterleader Friday, July 17, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “farmers deserve better than all the avoidance of issues in their sector” External link

agriland Friday, July 10, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath concluded : “There is constant worry about how everyone feels about something and how they might react, except how farmers themselves feel about something,” External link

agriland Friday, July 10, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Mattie McGrath said : “it is appalling what is going on” External link

thejournal Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

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



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