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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Jan 9th 2020, 4:40 PM 10,469 Views 47 Comments

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

Jan 7th 2020, 6:28 PM 15,937 Views 52 Comments

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

Dramatic decline in J1 visa popularity prompts calls for government action
# Irish-us Relations
# Irish-us Relations

Dramatic decline in J1 visa popularity prompts calls for government action

Jan 7th 2020, 6:10 AM 44,391 Views 56 Comments

There has been a major decline in the number of Irish students travelling to the US on a J1 visa.

# fianna-fail - Monday 6 January, 2020

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
# Friday Night Lights
# Friday Night Lights

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday

Jan 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 18,359 Views 58 Comments

Will Leo cut and run?

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government
# Here To Stay
# Here To Stay

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government

Jan 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 21,367 Views 106 Comments

The taxpayer was led to believe the USC was a temporary tax, imposed to see us through the dark days.

# fianna-fail - Monday 30 December, 2019

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach

Dec 30th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,753 Views 70 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

Dec 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 25,589 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# fianna-fail - Friday 27 December, 2019

Martin says he will have a 'professional' relationship with Boris Johnson if he becomes Taoiseach
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Martin says he will have a 'professional' relationship with Boris Johnson if he becomes Taoiseach

Dec 27th 2019, 9:20 AM 11,851 Views 35 Comments

Martin said the British-Irish relationship is ‘very, very important and has suffered as a result of Brexit’.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Martin accepts it's 'an issue' FF Senator failed to vote on 75% of days he signed in
# Attendance
# Attendance

Martin accepts it's 'an issue' FF Senator failed to vote on 75% of days he signed in

Dec 24th 2019, 8:18 AM 29,476 Views 65 Comments

Keith Swanick did not vote on 84 of the 114 voting days he signed in during a three-year period examined by RTÉ.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says

Dec 22nd 2019, 2:01 PM 21,293 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have said they don’t believe it is the right time for any border poll on reunification.

Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil now neck and neck, according to new poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil now neck and neck, according to new poll

Dec 22nd 2019, 8:01 AM 19,876 Views 127 Comments

Support has also grown for Sinn Féin, according to the poll.

FF's John McGuinness: 'If a motion of no confidence came up in the government, I would vote for that motion'
# Interview
# Interview

FF's John McGuinness: 'If a motion of no confidence came up in the government, I would vote for that motion'

Dec 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 11,526 Views 28 Comments

Varadkar said yesterday he would need assurances from Fianna Fáil that dissidents in the party could be counterbalanced.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign
# Dirty Tricks
# Dirty Tricks

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign

Dec 21st 2019, 6:30 AM 13,831 Views 86 Comments

He also accused Fine Gael of ‘targeting’ Fianna Fáil members.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope'
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope'

Updated Dec 19th 2019, 7:48 PM 29,570 Views 44 Comments

Creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date
# General Election
# General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Dec 19th 2019, 4:15 PM 7,500 Views 24 Comments

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'
# Expenses
# Expenses

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'

Dec 17th 2019, 6:43 PM 30,738 Views 63 Comments

Three bodies have ruled themselves out of carrying out an investigation.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Micheál Martin urges Varadkar to give 'certainty' and says end of April is 'logical time' for election
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Micheál Martin urges Varadkar to give 'certainty' and says end of April is 'logical time' for election

Dec 15th 2019, 12:56 PM 9,060 Views 35 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader also claimed that the Northern Irish assembly will be back up and running by 13 January. “Mark my words,” he said.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 10:53 PM 38,966 Views 138 Comments

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off

Dec 10th 2019, 6:46 PM 37,310 Views 76 Comments

‘The cure for whiplash is compensation payment in Ireland,’ said the Taoiseach.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help
# Housing
# Housing

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

Dec 5th 2019, 9:45 PM 15,663 Views 87 Comments

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

Dec 3rd 2019, 7:21 PM 19,931 Views 42 Comments

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 1 December, 2019

A Fine Gael flop, a mini Green wave and nine other things we learned from the by-election results
# Lessons Learned
# Lessons Learned

A Fine Gael flop, a mini Green wave and nine other things we learned from the by-election results

Dec 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 30,742 Views 78 Comments

The day also brought a surprise victory for Sinn Féin and success for Fianna Fáil.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Fine Gael support drops but it's still the most popular party, according to poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fine Gael support drops but it's still the most popular party, according to poll

Nov 24th 2019, 7:50 AM 16,830 Views 110 Comments

The party has been dealing with the aftermath of controversial comments made by by-election candidate Verona Murphy.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Both main parties lose ground as Fine Gael retains slim lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll
# State Of The Parties
# State Of The Parties

Both main parties lose ground as Fine Gael retains slim lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

Nov 17th 2019, 8:10 AM 19,146 Views 53 Comments

The latest Behaviour & Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times was published today.

# fianna-fail - Friday 15 November, 2019

Pavee Point director accepts apology from Lorraine Clifford-Lee, praises her 'positive approach'
# TWEET-GATE
# TWEET-GATE

Pavee Point director accepts apology from Lorraine Clifford-Lee, praises her 'positive approach'

Updated Nov 15th 2019, 1:34 PM 37,968 Views 147 Comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee said she was unable to to say whether other tweets or comments might emerge.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

New tweets emerge of Fianna Fáil's Lorraine Clifford-Lee using offensive term 'pikey'
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

New tweets emerge of Fianna Fáil's Lorraine Clifford-Lee using offensive term 'pikey'

Nov 12th 2019, 7:12 PM 46,112 Views 26 Comments

In an exclusive interview with the Irish Examiner, the senator said that what she did was “wrong” and that she was sorry.

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments
# Tweets
# Tweets

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments

Updated Nov 12th 2019, 5:23 PM 25,367 Views 22 Comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee has come under fire in recent days over controversial tweets she posted in the past.

Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout
# Networks
# Networks

Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout

Nov 12th 2019, 3:16 PM 19,765 Views 53 Comments

Sinn Féin says it is open to talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil after the next general election.

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections
# Vote 2019
# Vote 2019

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections

Nov 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,039 Views 8 Comments

Voters in constituencies in Dublin, Cork and Wexford will be heading to the polls.

# fianna-fail - Monday 11 November, 2019

Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'
# Apology
# Apology

Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'

Nov 11th 2019, 10:59 AM 55,528 Views 0 Comments

The tweets, which were posted in 2011, used words such as “knacker” and “Traveller” in a derogatory manner.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Support for Fianna Fáil slips following Dáil voting controversy
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fianna Fáil slips following Dáil voting controversy

Oct 27th 2019, 8:19 AM 14,953 Views 80 Comments

Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Why was there such a big fuss over 'Votegate' and what happens next?
# Democracy
# Democracy

Why was there such a big fuss over 'Votegate' and what happens next?

Oct 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,688 Views 50 Comments

There have been calls for a review of the voting system, but some TDs have said deputies simply need to follow the rules.

# fianna-fail - Monday 21 October, 2019

Poll: Is the Fianna Fáil Dáil voting controversy a big deal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the Fianna Fáil Dáil voting controversy a big deal?

Oct 21st 2019, 8:46 AM 44,339 Views 145 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle has ordered a report into the incident while a Fine Gael TD has called for an “appropriate investigation”.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 20 October, 2019

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes

Updated Oct 20th 2019, 1:20 PM 33,986 Views 100 Comments

Michéal Martin said he spoke with the deputies this morning who both agreed to cooperate fully with the Ceann Comhairle’s inquiry.

Micheál Martin blames Brexit on 'self-regarding English elite'
# Wolfe Tone
# Wolfe Tone

Micheál Martin blames Brexit on 'self-regarding English elite'

Oct 20th 2019, 12:43 PM 34,422 Views 50 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader was speaking at the Wolfe Tone commemoration in Bodenstown.

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves
# Waste
# Waste

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,585 Views 18 Comments

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent
# Timmy Dooley
# Timmy Dooley

Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent

Updated Oct 19th 2019, 4:26 PM 54,174 Views 118 Comments

Clare TD Timmy Dooley said a fellow party member cast a number of votes for him while he was absent from the Dáil chamber on Thursday.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,897 Views 44 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# fianna-fail - Friday 4 October, 2019

'Slow progress' in Budget talks, as Donohoe confirms he will be dipping into corporation tax take
# Limited Headroom
# Limited Headroom

'Slow progress' in Budget talks, as Donohoe confirms he will be dipping into corporation tax take

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 5:00 PM 30,593 Views 55 Comments

A total of €1.5bn is to be moved into the rainy day fund.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Doubling sentences for knife crime to 10 years 'will send a clear message', says Fianna Fáil
# Tougher Sentencing
# Tougher Sentencing

Doubling sentences for knife crime to 10 years 'will send a clear message', says Fianna Fáil

Oct 1st 2019, 12:59 PM 11,532 Views 42 Comments

Fianna Fáil supports the re-introduction of a ‘Bin the Blade’ amnesty.