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McGrath, Mattie

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The banks still are not working.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

I am happy the Minister for Education and Skills, Deputy McHugh, is here because I want to ask him about DEIS status in respect of five Tipperary town primary schools and the Holy Trinity national ...More Button

What does "shortly" mean?More Button

Thanks to the Belfast bus.More Button

Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Bill 2019: First Stage

I move:More Button

Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Bill 2019: First Stage (Continued)

It stands in stark contrast to the equivalent board in the United Kingdom, where marine casualty investigation experience is a prerequisite and a requirement. We must have a similar situation in t...More Button

I want to express my heartfelt admiration to the O'Brien and Esmonde families, who have persisted in their campaign for answers for almost a decade. It is so harrowing. In particular, I want to...More Button

I am hugely disappointed with the Garda investigation, or lack of one. I want to thank the Minister, Deputy Ross, of whom I am often critical, as he visited Anne-Marie in her home, listened to h...More Button

I also want to welcome the Killilea family here today.More Button

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."More Button

Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy

One could not get a wall big enough for the Leas-Cheann Comhairle.More Button

Cork Mail Centre: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am happy to speak on this important motion. I note the decision of An Post to close the Cork mail centre by March 2020, with the loss of 240 jobs and the devastating affect this decision will ha...More Button

I agree with the motion that this is a very short-sighted action by An Post in Cork. The motion makes clear that the Government's Project Ireland 2040 and national development plan targets are t...More Button

Yesterday, on the Order of Business I asked the Minister, Deputy Bruton, about the relocation of the post office in Liberty Square in Thurles to a private shopping centre anchored by Dunnes Store...More Button

Can An Post or the anchor tenant, whichever is responsible, break the rules at will? Can a semi-State body override the rules of the county council and everybody else? It is disgraceful carry-on.More Button