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Starmer Review raises more questions for Adams – FF Leader

The Sir Keir Starmer review of the PPS handling of Mairia Cahill's abuse case has found significant failings by the PPS in pursuing the case. Over 14 findings the report found unacceptable delays, inadequate communication and insufficient consideration of the sequencing of the cases involved. Read More

Campaign for mortgage fairness will intensify – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has welcomed the publication of the Central Bank report on the influences on standard variable mortgage pricing in Ireland and has called for a stepping up of the campaign for mortgage fairness in Ireland. Read More

Noonan must deliver strong message to banks on variable rates – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said Minister Michael Noonan must deliver a strong and forceful message to the banks this week on the exorbitant standard variable mortgages rates they are charging 300,000 mortgage holders in Ireland. Read More

FF Leader seeks safety assurances following fatal stabbing at Cork Prison

The Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has called on Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to give assurances about prisoner and staff safety at Cork Prison, following a fatal stabbing. Read More

Noonan must publish Central Bank ‘research’ on variable rates immediately – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has called on Minister Michael Noonan to publish the Central Bank’s research into why standard variable mortgages rates are so high in Ireland. Read More

Government mortgage package ‘timid and lacking ambition’ - McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has described the measures announced by government to deal with mortgage arrears as timid and lacking ambition following four years of indifference on the subject. Read More

Central Bank puts interests of banks ahead of variable rate mortgage holders – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said he is dismayed at reports that the Central Bank is siding with the banks and not 300,000 mortgage holders paying variable mortgage rates which are double the euro zone average. Read More

Govt announcement on mortgages must decisively end bank veto – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has welcomed an indication from Minister Michael Noonan in the Dáil that the government is about to finally move to dilute or end the bank veto. Read More

McGrath welcomes long delayed Living City Initiative

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has welcomed the commencement of the long delayed Living City Initiative which will support the regeneration of parts of Cork City as well as other urban centres across the country. The designated areas have been selected following consultations with the relevant local authorities and other Government agencies. Read More

AIB/EBS rate cut a welcome start that needs to be built on – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has described the reduction in variable interest rates announced today by AIB/EBS as a welcome start that needs to be built on to secure substantial variable rate reductions across the Irish banking system. Read More

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