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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Friday 18 December, 2020

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers
# Housing
# Housing

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers

Dec 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 61,268 Views 39 Comments

The affordable housing scheme will go to Cabinet next week.

# fianna-fail - Friday 20 November, 2020

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company
# Customer Care
# Customer Care

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company

Nov 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 28,656 Views 80 Comments

TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Dáil approves appointment of former Senator and ex-NAGP lobbyist Geraldine Feeney to Sipo
# Geraldine Feeney
# Geraldine Feeney

Dáil approves appointment of former Senator and ex-NAGP lobbyist Geraldine Feeney to Sipo

Nov 19th 2020, 7:15 AM 19,996 Views 0 Comments

No debate was held on the motion, despite objection to this by opposition politicians.

# fianna-fail - Friday 13 November, 2020

Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,969 Views 64 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator says recent events have convinced him that political discourse has changed and that a place for considered compromise must now be found in Irish politics.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
# Leaks
# Leaks

Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 3:00 PM 46,304 Views 195 Comments

The Dáil met at 2pm and voted to relocate to the Convention Centre Dublin.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 5 November, 2020

MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him

Nov 5th 2020, 1:23 PM 17,820 Views 27 Comments

MacSharry says FF has lost sight of its principes.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement
# Questions
# Questions

Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement

Nov 1st 2020, 1:56 PM 34,171 Views 0 Comments

Paschal Donohoe backed Leo Varadkar, even as pressure grows on the Tánaiste.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract

Oct 31st 2020, 7:54 PM 36,886 Views 0 Comments

The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:15 PM 131,475 Views 0 Comments

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'
# Debate
# Debate

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'

Oct 27th 2020, 3:15 PM 30,014 Views 68 Comments

Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.

# fianna-fail - Monday 12 October, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners

Oct 12th 2020, 9:15 AM 20,165 Views 82 Comments

The Budget will be delivered by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath.

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Oct 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,206 Views 36 Comments

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll
# Pollsters
# Pollsters

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll

Oct 8th 2020, 7:25 AM 27,611 Views 67 Comments

Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

Oct 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,116 Views 49 Comments

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'
# Interview
# Interview

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'

Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 41,681 Views 83 Comments

Making the tough decisions in government during a pandemic is not easy, says O’Callaghan.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael

Sep 20th 2020, 10:17 AM 41,710 Views 159 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s approval rated dipped again in the latest Sunday Times poll.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements
# Rotating Taoiseachs
# Rotating Taoiseachs

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements

Sep 19th 2020, 1:38 PM 57,110 Views 49 Comments

Martin said Cabinet intends to keep the Pandemic Unemployment Payment “under review”.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting
# Parliamentary Party Meeting
# Parliamentary Party Meeting

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting

Sep 17th 2020, 12:01 PM 41,853 Views 60 Comments

O’Callaghan said the Taoiseach is ‘doing a good job’.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Fianna Fáil fall five points to 10% while Fine Gael stay on top on 35%, in latest poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil fall five points to 10% while Fine Gael stay on top on 35%, in latest poll

Sep 13th 2020, 8:20 AM 52,002 Views 171 Comments

A Business Post/Red C Research poll indicates that Fianna Fáil are down 5 points, while there’s no change for Sinn Féin or Fine Gael.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

Sep 12th 2020, 12:51 PM 45,465 Views 75 Comments

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister
# Third Time Lucky
# Third Time Lucky

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:13 PM 46,177 Views 48 Comments

Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?

Aug 29th 2020, 10:00 PM 74,158 Views 82 Comments

He died 45 years ago today.

# fianna-fail - Monday 24 August, 2020

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy
# Fianna Fallout
# Fianna Fallout

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 10:22 AM 43,108 Views 68 Comments

Calleary resigned from Cabinet last Friday over his attendance at a golfing dinner in Galway.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'

Aug 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 79,337 Views 135 Comments

Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”

# fianna-fail - Friday 21 August, 2020

Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy
# Omnishambles
# Omnishambles

Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:30 PM 169,558 Views 395 Comments

The resignation of Dara Calleary this morning began a day of chaos and confusion for the government.

Galway Cathaoirleach says golf event smacks of 'one rule for them and another for us'
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Galway Cathaoirleach says golf event smacks of 'one rule for them and another for us'

Aug 21st 2020, 7:31 AM 68,626 Views 102 Comments

Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary was among those at a golf function with over 80 attendees at a hotel on Wednesday night

# fianna-fail - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson
# Meat Plants
# Meat Plants

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson

Aug 13th 2020, 3:52 PM 21,332 Views 46 Comments

Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'
# Meat Plants
# Meat Plants

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'

Aug 13th 2020, 1:22 PM 31,241 Views 34 Comments

Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'
# Foot In Mouth
# Foot In Mouth

Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'

Aug 1st 2020, 5:29 PM 41,164 Views 67 Comments

The newly formed coalition has been beset by difficulties since it formed at the end of June.

# fianna-fail - Friday 31 July, 2020

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets
# Backlash
# Backlash

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets

Jul 31st 2020, 2:50 PM 18,027 Views 36 Comments

MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 30 July, 2020

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets
# Public Service
# Public Service

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets

Jul 30th 2020, 11:51 AM 76,555 Views 98 Comments

High-ranking civil servants have called for the comments to be withdrawn.

# fianna-fail - Monday 27 July, 2020

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August
# Back To School
# Back To School

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

Jul 27th 2020, 6:13 PM 74,143 Views 66 Comments

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers
# Backlash
# Backlash

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers

Jul 26th 2020, 3:29 PM 57,229 Views 139 Comments

Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.

# fianna-fail - Friday 24 July, 2020

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism
# Memory Lapse
# Memory Lapse

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:13 PM 50,186 Views 158 Comments

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
# Online
# Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,092 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister
# Cowen And Out
# Cowen And Out

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

Jul 18th 2020, 11:10 AM 57,273 Views 103 Comments

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month
# Travel
# Travel

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

Jul 16th 2020, 6:06 PM 37,966 Views 32 Comments

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump
# Hold The Line
# Hold The Line

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Jul 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 28,214 Views 51 Comments

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Jul 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,002 Views 20 Comments

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 6:03 PM 73,738 Views 98 Comments

Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.