Michael McGrath (politician)

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Michael McGrath
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Opposition Spokesperson for Finance
Assumed office
11 June 2011
Leader Micheál Martin
Preceded by Brian Lenihan
Opposition Spokesperson for
Public Expenditure and Reform
In office
April 2011 – June 2011
Leader Micheál Martin
Preceded by New Office
Succeeded by Seán Fleming
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
May 2007
Constituency Cork South–Central
Personal details
Born (1976-08-23) 23 August 1976 (age 40)
Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Sarah McGrath
Children 7
Alma mater University College Cork
Website www.michaelmcgrath.ie

Michael McGrath (born 23 August 1976) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South–Central constituency since 2007.[1] He was first elected at the 2007 general election.[2] He was a member of Passage West Town Council from 1999 to 2007, and a member of Cork County Council for the Carrigaline electoral area from 2004 to 2007. He has a Commerce degree from University College Cork and is a qualified chartered accountant.

He was appointed the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Financial Sector Reform but has since taken the role of Finance spokesperson after the death of Brian Lenihan.

McGrath represented Fianna Fáil in the Oireachtas delegation that met the Bundestag's Budgetary and European Affairs committees in Berlin in late January 2012.[3] He represented Fianna Fáil in talks on government formation in 2016.[4]


  1. ^ "Mr. Michael McGrath". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Michael McGrath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Oireachtas delegation in Bundestag meeting". RTÉ News. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  4. ^ McGee, Harry (12 March 2016). "Fianna Fáil's negotiating team for government talks revealed". The Irish Times. 

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Preceded by
Batt O'Keeffe
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Cork South–Central