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Statement by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD

Speaking following’s today’s referendum in Greece Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin said: “Now that the public vote in Greece has concluded we express our hope that the situation in Greece can move on in a more constructive way whether this is possible within a European framework is hard to tell following the referendum result. While the politicians manoeuvre on both sides, the people of Greece are enduring appalling hardships and all Europeans must be extremely conscious of this. Read More

Dáil Speech by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin following European Council Summit

The succession of summit and Council meetings over the last few weeks has unfortunately produced nothing positive. Instead they have exposed yet again the failure of leaders to work together in a positive and ambitious way to tackle the enormous crisis engulfing the European Union. Read More

Banks’ response on variable mortgage rate totally inadequate – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has described the response by the banks to the 1st of July deadline to reduce the cost of mortgages for variable rate customers as totally inadequate and as a rebuff to the Minister for Finance. Deputy McGrath has called for a stepping up of the campaign for mortgage fairness in Ireland. Read More

“Theft Tuesday” as Government raid pension funds for another €140m – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has described the raiding of private pension funds for €140m today as a glaring example of the Government’s record of broken promises. This is the fifth year in which the Minister for Finance has dipped in to the pensions of tens of thousands of Irish citizens, bringing to over €2.3bn the amount taken from private pension funds. Read More

Martin pays tribute to Liam Ó Murchú

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has paid tribute to the late Liam Ó Murchú who has died at the age of 86. Read More

Millar case highlights need for legislation to protect mortgage holders

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the Court of Appeal ruling in the ‘Millar case’ puts the issue of how to protect mortgage holders from excessive interest rates back in the spotlight. Read More

Banks must be named and made pay for breaches of Mortgage Code - McGrath

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has described the Central Bank report on bank’s implementation of the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears as a shocking indictment of the cavalier approach that financial institutions take to the rights of customers. Read More

FF calls for concerted effort to support credit union movement

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has called for a concerted policy initiative on behalf of the State to ensure the full potential of the credit union sector in Ireland is realised. He was speaking ahead of a Fianna Fáil Private Members motion in the Dáil this week, which will highlight the manner in which credit unions are being stifled by lending restrictions and unfair competition from the banks. Read More

Noonan must not hide behind IBRC inquiry to avoid basic Dáil questions – McGrath

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said the party is extremely concerned by the continued secrecy being applied by the Finance Minister in relation to basic information about the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation (IBRC). Read More

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