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# Fine Gael Think-In

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2022
# Fine Gael Think-In
Proposals on pension age to go to Cabinet before budget, says minister
The recommendation on the pension age has been delayed since April.
# Fine Gael Think-In
'Not part of the mainstream': Varadkar says SF Govt would diminish Ireland's influence in Europe
The FG leader hit out against Sinn Féin stating the party would ‘wreck’ the economy.
# Fine Gael Think-In
Customers likely to receive energy credits before Christmas and in the new year, suggests Varadkar
Varadkar said he wouldn’t want people in December worrying about the January bill.
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# Fine Gael Think-In
Pension and social welfare payment rises on the cards for next month's Budget
The Social Protection Minister said ‘very difficult decisions’ around the State pension will have to be made.
# Back in the fold
Will Frances Fitzgerald be made a minister again? She was up front and centre at this year's think-in
Ever since the former Tánaiste left office, there have been rumours of her return.
# Deal or no deal
Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'
Simon Coveney says the October deadline can be pushed out, but not by much.
# Fine Gael Think-In
A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready
Leo wants to talk but Micheál’s not ready. Are we in for a bad break up?
# Fine Gael Think-In
Minister warns councils he will use emergency powers if inaction on housing continues
The minister said some local authorities are ‘making excuses’ about their lack of progress.
# Fine Gael Think-In
Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis
The Taoiseach says his party does not lack compassion when it comes to solving the crisis.
# Fine Gael Think-In
Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget
Last year, Varadkar was heavily criticised for comments he made to this website insisting that Ireland has “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” .
# property ladder
Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home
Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.
# Fine Gael Think-In
Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year
The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.
# Bad Breath
Leo Varadkar not satisfied that enough gardaí have embraced reform
The Taoiseach said that although he supported An Garda Síochána, management reform was needed.
# Fine Gael Think-In
Nama could be given more powers to become a housing developer for the State
Leo Varadkar said Nama could ‘step in where the private sector has failed’.
# the big house
Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland
Pressure over the leadership has been mounting on Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
# Think-In
'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go
Enda Kenny said this is not a time to “mess around”.
# budget 17
No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC
Michael Noonan said the detail of the USC reduction is yet to be decided.
# FG Think-In
Purpose of Fine Gael election campaign review is not to 'hang, draw or quarter'
Two reports reviewing the party’s election performance were discussed at today’s Fine Gael think-in in Kildare.
# Happy Noonan
The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month
The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.
# Careful Now
Kenny: 'Voters will have to choose between government or chaos'
The Taoiseach also said that he isn’t trying to be populist.
# Analysis
Can Fine Gael dare to dream of an overall majority?
Analysis: Ahead of its last think-in before the election, some in Fine Gael quietly believe history can be made. But can it really?
# come on come on come on
Leo Varadkar sang Tender by Blur off his phone at the Fine Gael think-in
I’m waiting for that feelin’…
# Loosen Up
Chief Whip: We'll do something about the issue which most frustrates backbenchers*
*After the next election.
# Get your think on
Loose Lips Leo and 4 other things we learned at the Fine Gael 'think-in'
The Fine Gael parliamentary party gathered in picturesque Fota Island to talk the economy, elections and Leo…
# Fine Gael Think-In
Leo: "I don't mind being slapped down or scolded. I'm a big boy."
The Health Minister has been on the receiving end of a rebuke from the Taoiseach in recent days.
# Think-In
Pics: Fine Gael TDs climb Croagh Patrick... one of them runs back down
All the way up, and all the way down…