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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded
# Cowengate
# Cowengate

A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded

Jul 15th 2020, 3:49 PM 23,708 Views 28 Comments

It’s been a turbulent few days – here’s a way to keep up with it all.

Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'
# Cowengate
# Cowengate

Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 12:31 PM 41,786 Views 88 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said that “it was not politically sustainable for Barry not to deal with this head on”.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 9:38 PM 183,861 Views 337 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announcement in the Dáil chamber this evening.

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Jul 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 17,637 Views 39 Comments

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

# fianna-fail - Monday 13 July, 2020

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report
# Controversy
# Controversy

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report

Jul 13th 2020, 5:08 PM 61,116 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Byrne, a Fianna Fáil TD from Meath East, addressed allegations made about him online that he gave the story to the media,

# fianna-fail - Sunday 12 July, 2020

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister
# Interview
# Interview

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

Jul 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 76,084 Views 101 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July
# Evictions Ban
# Evictions Ban

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July

Jul 8th 2020, 5:11 PM 13,303 Views 21 Comments

Tenants cannot be evicted and rent increases are prohibited for the duration of the crisis.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 5 July, 2020

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban

Jul 5th 2020, 12:44 PM 51,300 Views 149 Comments

Barry Cowen was appearing on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics programme.

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'
# Non-covid Care
# Non-covid Care

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

Jul 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,646 Views 35 Comments

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban

Jul 4th 2020, 11:37 AM 62,807 Views 207 Comments

The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Jul 2nd 2020, 12:44 PM 48,370 Views 112 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers
# Into The West
# Into The West

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

Jul 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 28,666 Views 48 Comments

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change
# Phone Diplomacy
# Phone Diplomacy

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

Jul 1st 2020, 7:13 AM 8,584 Views 18 Comments

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

# fianna-fail - Monday 29 June, 2020

Dara Calleary says Cromwellian anger reflects what he's heard after ministerial snub
# To Hell Or To Connacht
# To Hell Or To Connacht

Dara Calleary says Cromwellian anger reflects what he's heard after ministerial snub

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 2:05 PM 78,255 Views 129 Comments

The Western People newspaper says the Cabinet decisions amount to: “To Hell or to Connacht “.

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'making steady recovery' following stroke last year, Barry Cowen says
# Recovery
# Recovery

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'making steady recovery' following stroke last year, Barry Cowen says

Jun 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 72,592 Views 27 Comments

Barry Cowen was speaking this morning after being appointed Minister for Agriculture over the weekend.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?

Jun 28th 2020, 10:00 PM 31,607 Views 17 Comments

Test your knowledge with this quiz on former coalitions.

Social distancing and lessons from Matt Damon: An unconventional sitting of the 33rd Dáil
# The New Boss
# The New Boss

Social distancing and lessons from Matt Damon: An unconventional sitting of the 33rd Dáil

Jun 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 33,249 Views 35 Comments

The end of Civil War politics? We’ll wait and see. Here’s how the day went down.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 27 June, 2020

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition
# War Is Over
# War Is Over

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

Jun 27th 2020, 5:10 PM 15,983 Views 66 Comments

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach
# Government
# Government

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Jun 27th 2020, 1:38 PM 16,764 Views 58 Comments

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected Taoiseach
# It's Official
# It's Official

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected Taoiseach

Jun 27th 2020, 12:59 PM 64,664 Views 282 Comments

Martin will serve as Taoiseach until December 2022 when the role will rotate back to Leo Varadkar.

# fianna-fail - Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?
# Changes
# Changes

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

Jun 26th 2020, 8:56 PM 24,339 Views 129 Comments

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 8:35 PM 111,652 Views 297 Comments

Martin can expect to be elected taoiseach when the Dáil meets in the Convention Centre tomorrow.

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 9:20 AM 52,743 Views 115 Comments

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?

Jun 25th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,673 Views 29 Comments

Ireland could be facing into a second election if the programme fails to pass through any of the three parties.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 10:51 AM 41,746 Views 143 Comments

Members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are currently voting on a proposed programme for government.

# fianna-fail - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Jun 22nd 2020, 9:14 AM 37,327 Views 120 Comments

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 20 June, 2020

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?
# Feet Under The Table
# Feet Under The Table

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?

Jun 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 48,791 Views 111 Comments

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will be carving up the Cabinet positions. Here’s who we predict.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Micheál Martin says he'll remain as FF leader after he steps down as taoiseach
# Long Haul
# Long Haul

Micheál Martin says he'll remain as FF leader after he steps down as taoiseach

Jun 17th 2020, 10:58 PM 26,233 Views 92 Comments

Martin is set to become taoiseach should the membership of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party ratify their agreed programme for government.

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it
# Neasa Hourigan
# Neasa Hourigan

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it

Jun 17th 2020, 8:53 AM 38,431 Views 149 Comments

Neasa Hourigan said reducing carbon emissions will likely be back-loaded, and the deal doesn’t do enough in terms of housing.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support
# Majority Government
# Majority Government

Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support

Jun 16th 2020, 5:27 PM 18,038 Views 54 Comments

The coalition between FG-FF and the Greens brings government support to 84. But Leo Varadkar says he wants to go further.

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government
# Coalition
# Coalition

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government

Jun 16th 2020, 11:18 AM 32,219 Views 135 Comments

Ó Cuív said he “seriously” fears for the future of Fianna Fáil.

# fianna-fail - Monday 15 June, 2020

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members endorse programme for government
# Green Light
# Green Light

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members endorse programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 11:16 PM 18,112 Views 97 Comments

The Green Party have voted in favour of the proposed programme for government but there have been four abstentions.

'This is not what people voted for': Fianna Fáilers launch campaign to defeat party's deal with Fine Gael
# Grassroots Battle
# Grassroots Battle

'This is not what people voted for': Fianna Fáilers launch campaign to defeat party's deal with Fine Gael

Jun 15th 2020, 8:00 PM 38,426 Views 70 Comments

The group describes itself as “a grassroots campaign of proud Fianna Fáil members”.

Leo Varadkar says he's happy enough Micheál Martin will get first go as Taoiseach in new government
# Rotating Taoiseach
# Rotating Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says he's happy enough Micheál Martin will get first go as Taoiseach in new government

Jun 15th 2020, 6:14 PM 28,144 Views 91 Comments

Varadkar will take on the role of either Minister for Enterprise, Finance or Foreign Affairs.

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 12:08 PM 67,327 Views 273 Comments

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 14 June, 2020

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

Updated Jun 14th 2020, 10:15 PM 43,915 Views 212 Comments

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over
# NEW LEADER
# NEW LEADER

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over

Jun 14th 2020, 9:14 AM 99,088 Views 233 Comments

That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 11:44 AM 17,956 Views 66 Comments

Negotiators from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party are set to continue their talks into the weekend.

# fianna-fail - Friday 12 June, 2020

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal

Jun 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 8,464 Views 31 Comments

It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal

Jun 10th 2020, 6:24 PM 24,616 Views 56 Comments

The deadlines for getting a deal done have been successfully pushed back in recent days.