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Michael McGrath

Minister for Finance
Date of appointment

Michael McGrath was appointed Ireland's Minister for Finance on 17 December 2022. He previously served as Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform from 2020 to 2022.

Before entering national politics, Michael served in local government in Cork for eight years. He was elected to Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament) at the first attempt in 2007, and has been re-elected in every election since. 

Michael secured a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Economics major) from University College Cork and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Cork City. Before going into politics full time, Michael held senior positions in both the private sector and public sector. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and has served on that body’s Audit, Risk and Finance Committee. Michael has also undertaken studies with the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In his time in Dáil Éireann, Michael has served on a number of parliamentary committees including the Finance Committee, the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, the European Affairs Committee and the Public Accounts Committee.


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