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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Fianna Fáil

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Mental Health
'We're letting children drop off a cliff edge at age 18': Opposition hits out at CAMHS issues
Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for mental health said it is “downright scandalous” that some young people are not receiving follow-up care such as essential blood tests.
This month
January 2023
# Opinion Poll
Sinn Féin remain most popular party despite small drop in support as Fine Gael regain ground
The latest Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks poll shows the state of the parties.
Last year
2022
# Interview
All sectors will get 'fair hearing' on taxation if SF gets into power, McDonald insists
If in government, Sinn Féin would reduce the inheritance tax threshold to €300,000.
Voices
Analysis: What should Michael McGrath look to achieve as he moves to the Department of Finance?
Ciarán Casey of University of Limerick looks back at previous ministers for finance and outlines any possible challenges ahead.
# slan go foill
Micheál Martin gets a goodbye video from the European Council on his final meeting as Taoiseach
The role of Taoiseach is rotating tomorrow, with Leo Varadkar taking over the job.
# CETA
Divisions emerging between Govt parties over amending legislation to ratify CETA
The Supreme Court ruled that ratifying CETA currently was unconstitutional.
'I will speak to everyone, I'm a grown up' says Sinn Féin leader on forming a government
It comes as a Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks opinion poll revealed that support for the party remains ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
FG and FF's housing potshots at each other make it an easy win for SF's slogans and promises
While Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael take cheap potshots at one another over who is to blame, Sinn Féin only have to sit back and watch the poll numbers rise.
# Political Donations
Sinn Féin receive highest amount in disclosed political donations last year
Donations made by TDs, Senators, MEPs across six political parties amounted to €193,511.
# party politics
'It's messy': Fianna Fáilers 'disappointed' at conclusion of MacSharry complaint issue
MacSharry resigned from Fianna Fáil citing the failure to properly handle a complaint made against him.
# Out
Marc MacSharry resigns from Fianna Fáil over handling of complaint made against him
MacSharry accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of using the complaint “for political gain at national level”.
# prepping
Preparation for 2024 elections starts now, Micheál Martin tells Fianna Fáil
Martin told a party dinner this evening that Fianna Fáil that meeting people on the doorsteps was the party’s greatest strength.
# party politics
MacSharry readmittance to FF parliamentary party hits stumbling block
Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke with MacSharry about rejoining the party last week.
# concrete levy
O'Brien warns Donohoe of Fianna Fáil concerns about concrete levy
The Housing Minister raised the concerns in a letter to the Finance Minister.
# GFA
Taoiseach accuses Sinn Féin of trying to ‘close down debate’
Micheál Martin accused his political opponents of trying to avoid accountability.
# Dublin Airport
Pro-IRA chanting at Dublin Airport condemned
Footage of the incident was posted on social media on Saturday.
# Fianna Fáil
Marc MacSharry set to rejoin Fianna Fáil parliamentary party
It’s understood that Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke with MacSharry about rejoining the party.
# concrete levy
Fianna Fáil TDs and senators raise concerns over timing of concrete levy
Industry bodies have said that the levy could add to the cost of new build homes.
Voices
Fintan Bray: I’m so proud to have made history in Irish politics
The newly-elected member of the Fianna Fáil Ard Chomhairle says he’s worked hard to get here and is grateful to his family for all their support.
# Back in the fold
Fianna Fáil hears proposal for Marc MacSharry to rejoin the parliamentary party
A proposal was brought by TD Barry Cowen to have MacSharry reinstated in the party.
# Opinion Poll
Sinn Féin remains most popular party as coalition fails to receive budget bounce
Sinn Féin have hit a record high of 37% support in the Ireland Thinks poll.
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Irish politics divided into problem solvers and problem exploiters, says Taoiseach
Micheál Martin was addressing the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis in the RDS in Dublin, where the party’s identity was central to discussions.
# ff ard fheis
FF Ard Fheis rejects motion to abolish the USC, minister says new 30% tax rate under review
The event takes place in the RDS in Dublin today with Taoiseach Micheál Martin due to give his speech at 6.30pm.
# soldiers of destiny
State of the party: Where are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil heading into the Ard Fheis?
The party is set to meet in Dublin this weekend.
# end of partnership
Taoiseach: Fianna Fáil 'to continue work' with SDLP despite reports of split
SDLP leader Colm Eastwood is said to have informed party delegates over the weekend.
# Trouble Brewing
Michael McGrath says Varadkar should have discussed Finance portfolio handover 'privately'
He said that Varadkar’s handover plan would be a ‘division of the Department of Finance’.
# Reshuffle
All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December
A number of TDs and senators said the Fianna Fáil party think-in would be Micheál Martin’s last as party leader.
# comeback on the cards
Taoiseach says he is open to seeing Bertie Ahern return to Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin said that he has been engaging with the former Taoiseach in recent times.
# safe public transport
Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport
Micheál Martin says public transport must be safe and affordable.
# fianna fail think-in
Taoiseach pours cold water over suggestion to reduce inheritance tax threshold
Under the current rules, children are able to inherit €335,000 from their parents before they have to pay tax at 33%.
# ireland thinks
Sinn Féin support remains high as majority expect McDonald for next Taoiseach
2 out of 5 respondents said they’d like to see the next government led by Sinn Féin.
# gone
A fortnight of apologies and clarifications that led to Robert Troy's resignation
Things move quickly in politics – even during the summer break.
# junior minister job
Runners and riders: The names already being talked about to replace Robert Troy
There are a couple of names in the ether, the most popular being Mayo TD Dara Calleary.
# SIPO
Political parties and independents received €13.4 million in State funding last year
The funding is non-electoral and is an administrative allowance.
# declaration of interests
Fianna Fáilers were uneasy about Troy staying, but didn't expect him to fall so soon
Troy stepped down last night a few days following a ‘clear the air’ interview about the controversy.
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.
Omissions and errors: How Robert Troy's property dealings stoked a major political controversy
Greens call for investigations into Robert Troy's handling of property interests
# Assault
TDs call on Ministers to reverse opposition to public transport Gardaí
Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and Green Party TDs have urged ministers to reconsider their opposition to the idea.
# cashless banks
AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach
The branches will no longer offer cash or cheque services and if they have an ATM outside, it will be removed.
# trouble in the ranks
With the Taoiseach 9,000km away, Fianna Fáil backbenchers are not happy being brushed off
Micheál Martin has dubbed mutterings of a heave against him as speculation, but backbenchers say something has to give.
# General Election
John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election
TD John McGuinness said yesterday that Micheál Martin should step down as party leader in December.
# Rotating Taoisigh
Fianna Fáil TD says Micheál Martin should resign as party leader when Taoiseach term ends
TD John McGuinness said some of Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary party are becoming “anxious” about how close it is to Fine Gael.