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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Monday 19 September, 2022

Michael McGrath says Varadkar should have discussed Finance portfolio handover 'privately'
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

Michael McGrath says Varadkar should have discussed Finance portfolio handover 'privately'

Updated Sep 19th 2022, 12:49 PM 44,525 Views 26 Comments

He said that Varadkar’s handover plan would be a ‘division of the Department of Finance’.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 18 September, 2022

All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December

Sep 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,049 Views 22 Comments

A number of TDs and senators said the Fianna Fáil party think-in would be Micheál Martin’s last as party leader.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 15 September, 2022

Taoiseach says he is open to seeing Bertie Ahern return to Fianna Fáil
# Comeback On The Cards
# Comeback On The Cards

Taoiseach says he is open to seeing Bertie Ahern return to Fianna Fáil

Sep 15th 2022, 1:04 PM 32,730 Views 136 Comments

Micheál Martin said that he has been engaging with the former Taoiseach in recent times.

Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport
# Safe Public Transport
# Safe Public Transport

Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport

Sep 15th 2022, 11:40 AM 7,067 Views 8 Comments

Micheál Martin says public transport must be safe and affordable.

# fianna-fail - Monday 12 September, 2022

Taoiseach pours cold water over suggestion to reduce inheritance tax threshold
# Fianna Fail Think-in
# Fianna Fail Think-in

Taoiseach pours cold water over suggestion to reduce inheritance tax threshold

Sep 12th 2022, 4:09 PM 35,755 Views 29 Comments

Under the current rules, children are able to inherit €335,000 from their parents before they have to pay tax at 33%.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 4 September, 2022

Sinn Féin support remains high as majority expect McDonald for next Taoiseach
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

Sinn Féin support remains high as majority expect McDonald for next Taoiseach

Sep 4th 2022, 4:11 PM 42,800 Views 47 Comments

2 out of 5 respondents said they’d like to see the next government led by Sinn Féin.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 27 August, 2022

A fortnight of apologies and clarifications that led to Robert Troy's resignation
# Gone
# Gone

A fortnight of apologies and clarifications that led to Robert Troy's resignation

Aug 27th 2022, 7:30 AM 16,420 Views 0 Comments

Things move quickly in politics – even during the summer break.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 25 August, 2022

Runners and riders: The names already being talked about to replace Robert Troy
# Junior Minister Job
# Junior Minister Job

Runners and riders: The names already being talked about to replace Robert Troy

Aug 25th 2022, 1:56 PM 24,199 Views 39 Comments

There are a couple of names in the ether, the most popular being Mayo TD Dara Calleary.

Political parties and independents received €13.4 million in State funding last year
# SIPO
# SIPO

Political parties and independents received €13.4 million in State funding last year

Aug 25th 2022, 12:56 PM 9,982 Views 13 Comments

The funding is non-electoral and is an administrative allowance.

Fianna Fáilers were uneasy about Troy staying, but didn't expect him to fall so soon
# Declaration Of Interests
# Declaration Of Interests

Fianna Fáilers were uneasy about Troy staying, but didn't expect him to fall so soon

Aug 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,072 Views 0 Comments
  • The politician was in hot water over a failure to declare property to the Dáil Register of Members’ Interests.
  • Despite multiple apologies and clarifications, there were continued calls for the resignation of the Minister of State for Trade Promotion yesterday.
  • A number of TDs said that the public trust had been damaged by the affair.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

TDs call on Ministers to reverse opposition to public transport Gardaí
# Assault
# Assault

TDs call on Ministers to reverse opposition to public transport Gardaí

Aug 16th 2022, 7:54 PM 28,201 Views 28 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and Green Party TDs have urged ministers to reconsider their opposition to the idea.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 21 July, 2022

AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach
# Cashless Banks
# Cashless Banks

AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 4:11 PM 30,889 Views 89 Comments

The branches will no longer offer cash or cheque services and if they have an ATM outside, it will be removed.

With the Taoiseach 9,000km away, Fianna Fáil backbenchers are not happy being brushed off
# Trouble In The Ranks
# Trouble In The Ranks

With the Taoiseach 9,000km away, Fianna Fáil backbenchers are not happy being brushed off

Jul 21st 2022, 12:50 PM 29,242 Views 26 Comments

Micheál Martin has dubbed mutterings of a heave against him as speculation, but backbenchers say something has to give.

# fianna-fail - Monday 18 July, 2022

John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election
# General Election
# General Election

John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election

Jul 18th 2022, 12:12 PM 14,250 Views 29 Comments

TD John McGuinness said yesterday that Micheál Martin should step down as party leader in December.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 17 July, 2022

Fianna Fáil TD says Micheál Martin should resign as party leader when Taoiseach term ends
# Rotating Taoisigh
# Rotating Taoisigh

Fianna Fáil TD says Micheál Martin should resign as party leader when Taoiseach term ends

Jul 17th 2022, 3:08 PM 75,486 Views 75 Comments

TD John McGuinness said some of Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary party are becoming “anxious” about how close it is to Fine Gael.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Taoiseach leads tributes following death of former TD Bobby Aylward
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Taoiseach leads tributes following death of former TD Bobby Aylward

Jul 14th 2022, 9:58 PM 33,048 Views 1 Comment

The Kilkenny native was elected to the Dáil on three occasions.

Fianna Fáil calls for more public transport policing as it launches survey on commuter safety
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Fianna Fáil calls for more public transport policing as it launches survey on commuter safety

Jul 14th 2022, 4:00 PM 9,391 Views 25 Comments

The survey aims to gather more detail on anecdotal reports of assault and harassment on public transport.

Support for the Government drops as Sinn Féin continue to rise in popularity
# Support Drop
# Support Drop

Support for the Government drops as Sinn Féin continue to rise in popularity

Jul 14th 2022, 9:15 AM 23,800 Views 143 Comments

The drop in support will be concerning to Fine Gael, who fall to their lowest level of support since 1994.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Government wins Dáil confidence vote by margin of 85 to 66
# Dail Motion
# Dail Motion

Government wins Dáil confidence vote by margin of 85 to 66

Updated Jul 12th 2022, 9:55 PM 82,062 Views 213 Comments
  • The Government was expected to survive the motion despite having lost its Dáil majority.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin accused Sinn Féin of cynical politics, populism and "whataboutery".
  • Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said the Government is "out of touch, clearly out of ideas and now out of time".

# fianna-fail - Friday 8 July, 2022

Sinn Féin confirm no-confidence motion will be tabled against Government
# No-confidence Vote
# No-confidence Vote

Sinn Féin confirm no-confidence motion will be tabled against Government

Updated Jul 8th 2022, 3:15 PM 29,099 Views 81 Comments

Yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he would welcome the chance to prove the Government has a working majority.

# fianna-fail - Friday 1 July, 2022

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin
# Pension Age
# Pension Age

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin

Jul 1st 2022, 3:49 PM 14,593 Views 18 Comments

Additional PRSI contributions will be needed to ensure the pension age is not increased, says Micheál Martin.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Taoiseach leads tributes to Limerick Fianna Fáil Cllr Jerry O'Dea who died aged 55
# Jerry O'Dea
# Jerry O'Dea

Taoiseach leads tributes to Limerick Fianna Fáil Cllr Jerry O'Dea who died aged 55

Jun 25th 2022, 4:35 PM 55,628 Views 7 Comments

Micheál Martin described him as a “proud Limerick man, as well as a proud member of Fianna Fáil”.

# fianna-fail - Friday 24 June, 2022

Ireland's first LGBT female mayor elected to post on South Dublin County Council
# New Mayor
# New Mayor

Ireland's first LGBT female mayor elected to post on South Dublin County Council

Jun 24th 2022, 10:15 PM 49,009 Views 48 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Emma Murphy joined the council in 2016.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Taoiseach defends party raffle rules and attacks SF fundraising
# Political Fundraising
# Political Fundraising

Taoiseach defends party raffle rules and attacks SF fundraising

Jun 14th 2022, 6:00 PM 20,430 Views 36 Comments

Opposition parties hit out at a last-minute amendment to the Electoral Reform bill that allows political parties to run fundraising lotteries.

# fianna-fail - Monday 2 May, 2022

The FF-SDLP partnership: 'The last thing we want is for it to be a Fianna Fáil canvas'
# Stormont Election
# Stormont Election

The FF-SDLP partnership: 'The last thing we want is for it to be a Fianna Fáil canvas'

May 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 16,805 Views 20 Comments

It’s about “support from the background”, a bit of logistics, TD Paul McAuliffe told The Journal.

# fianna-fail - Monday 7 March, 2022

Timmy Dooley and Billy Kelleher travel to Lviv for talks with political leaders
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Timmy Dooley and Billy Kelleher travel to Lviv for talks with political leaders

Mar 7th 2022, 9:35 AM 24,770 Views 40 Comments

Dooley said Ireland will have to play its part in providing accommodation “and lots of it” to refugees fleeing Ukraine.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

'Pathetic': Dáil takes a turn for the ugly as housing 'debate' gets dredged into history
# Across The Floor
# Across The Floor

'Pathetic': Dáil takes a turn for the ugly as housing 'debate' gets dredged into history

Feb 23rd 2022, 1:22 PM 42,062 Views 132 Comments

Both Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil brought up events of the past.

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin

Feb 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 34,348 Views 33 Comments
  • Micheál Martin has repeatedly accused Sinn Féin councillors of "objecting" to new homes.
  • Analysis by The Journal found several Fianna Fáil councillors voted alongside Sinn Féin in housing motions.
  • Taoiseach: 'We can't say this is a crisis and then just habitually vote against projects'.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 19 February, 2022

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?

Feb 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 115,577 Views 0 Comments
  • The claim has repeatedly been made by the Taoiseach in the Dáil during debates on housing.
  • Fianna Fáil cited 24 motions on housing across five different local authorities as evidence for the claim.
  • Government party's councillors voted the same way as their opposition counterparts in some votes, Stephen McDermott writes.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?

Feb 15th 2022, 2:44 PM 25,329 Views 49 Comments

Some politicians’ stances on the tax have changed over the years.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Relationships cracks between Coalition partners show we're returning to business as usual
# Trouble In Paradise
# Trouble In Paradise

Relationships cracks between Coalition partners show we're returning to business as usual

Feb 5th 2022, 11:00 AM 20,940 Views 18 Comments

The Coalition partners buried their differences during Covid-19, but now the cracks are beginning to show.

# fianna-fail - Friday 4 February, 2022

Taoiseach says Dara Calleary 'paid a high price' for Golfgate and suggests 'a way back' for the former minister
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Taoiseach says Dara Calleary 'paid a high price' for Golfgate and suggests 'a way back' for the former minister

Feb 4th 2022, 5:24 PM 28,292 Views 62 Comments

Martin was speaking following the completion of a trial in which four men had their charges dismissed.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Sinn Féin remain most popular party, but current coalition government is the preferred option
# New Poll
# New Poll

Sinn Féin remain most popular party, but current coalition government is the preferred option

Jan 9th 2022, 12:25 PM 36,781 Views 149 Comments

Sinn Féin is in the lead with 33% support, while Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are on 23% and 19% respectively.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Martin says Sinn Féin are in ‘destructive opposition mode’
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Martin says Sinn Féin are in ‘destructive opposition mode’

Jan 2nd 2022, 8:10 AM 47,559 Views 174 Comments

Micheál Martin said he found it extraordinary that the party had been ‘silent’ on the Russian build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Taoiseach ‘focused on getting work done’ rather than future role in government
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Taoiseach ‘focused on getting work done’ rather than future role in government

Jan 1st 2022, 7:11 AM 18,440 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin is set to hand the reins over to Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar in December 2022.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Martin says mood in Fianna Fáil has ‘settled down’, following months of unease among some
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Martin says mood in Fianna Fáil has ‘settled down’, following months of unease among some

Dec 29th 2021, 7:27 AM 12,557 Views 39 Comments

There had been reports of unease among some backbenchers about his leadership of Fianna Fáil.

# fianna-fail - Monday 6 December, 2021

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them
# Treaty 100
# Treaty 100

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them

Dec 6th 2021, 5:04 PM 32,549 Views 21 Comments

Éamonn De Valera, the founder of Martin’s Fianna Fáil party, famously did not travel to London for the Treaty negotiations in 1921.

# fianna-fail - Friday 8 October, 2021

Fianna Fáil TD 'happy' with Taoiseach's commitments over Cork roads and won't be quitting the party
# Fota Finish
# Fota Finish

Fianna Fáil TD 'happy' with Taoiseach's commitments over Cork roads and won't be quitting the party

Oct 8th 2021, 10:50 AM 21,228 Views 62 Comments

James O’Connor says he was “serious” about his threat to quit Fianna Fáil.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Cork TD threatens to quit Fianna Fáil claiming he was 'lied to' over NDP road plans
# Fota Finish
# Fota Finish

Cork TD threatens to quit Fianna Fáil claiming he was 'lied to' over NDP road plans

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 3:21 PM 43,960 Views 50 Comments

James O’Connor has told local radio that “if commitments made to me are not fulfilled” he will consider leaving the party.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'
# Resignation
# Resignation

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'

Sep 16th 2021, 11:34 AM 34,472 Views 35 Comments

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said his resignation was not a ‘a vanity project’.

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