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Entries Tagged as 'Mattie McGrath'

Campaign Song – Mattie McGrath

February 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Elections, General Election 2011, Irish Politics

Fresh off the internets (posted in last five hours) freshly independent Tipperary South TD, Mattie McGrath. He’s in trouble so they say. Will this attract the voters? (Hello Irish Times Campaign Diary, enjoying the finds as much as I am?)


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Civil Partnership Bill passes all stages in Dáil

July 1st, 2010 · 8 Comments · Irish Politics, LGBT, Same Sex Partnerships

And now onto the Seanad. It’s 21 years since the first European State passed a registered partnership bill.  Ireland today is on it’s way to catching up – slow as ever. The Bill passed without a vote and there were moving speeches at the end, some acknowledging the fact that the bill does not go […]


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More on the Religious Freedom optout

November 29th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Irish Politics, Religion, Same Sex Partnerships

The Irish Catholic reports (not sure of publication date) that there is growing support for a concientious objector or ‘religious freedom’ amendment to the Civil Partnership Bill. (h/t Ian) Amongst the TD’s quoted as being supportive are Mattie McGrath (FF – Tipperary South) and Lucinda Creighton (FG Dublin South East) Irish Catholic editor (and former […]


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