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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today

Wed 6:00 AM 10,790 Views 26 Comments

The government parties have a voting pact to support each other’s candidate, as well as their own.

# fine-gael - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Enda Kenny says it's time to 'move on' from golfgate as he rules out presidential ambitions
# Former Taoiseach
# Former Taoiseach

Enda Kenny says it's time to 'move on' from golfgate as he rules out presidential ambitions

Apr 3rd 2021, 1:50 PM 67,595 Views 118 Comments

The former taoiseach played golf at the event but did not attend the controversial dinner.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,077 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

# fine-gael - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Fianna Fáil’s support drops to 11% in latest Red C poll
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

Fianna Fáil’s support drops to 11% in latest Red C poll

Mar 28th 2021, 3:17 PM 28,205 Views 55 Comments

Today’s Red C poll also shows that 67% of people think the government is not doing a good job in handling the vaccine rollout.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside
# Controversy
# Controversy

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 20,935 Views 82 Comments

If charges were to be brought, Fianna Fáil would call for his removal, sources said.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

TDs call for vaccine side deals to be struck as health minister says 'there is no vaccine mountain'
# PP MEETINGS
# PP MEETINGS

TDs call for vaccine side deals to be struck as health minister says 'there is no vaccine mountain'

Mar 10th 2021, 9:09 PM 21,133 Views 65 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar anticipates the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be approved by the European Medicines Agency tomorrow.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping

Mar 3rd 2021, 1:28 PM 22,843 Views 37 Comments

The Hungarian leader has overseen an increasingly authoritarian regime.

# fine-gael - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Poll: What Government coalition do you want next time around?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What Government coalition do you want next time around?

Feb 13th 2021, 9:00 AM 66,374 Views 178 Comments

Fianna Fáil TDs appear to be softening their opinion of going in with Sinn Fein – is it a runner?

# fine-gael - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

Feb 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 80,085 Views 89 Comments

Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner

Jan 12th 2021, 4:02 PM 35,413 Views 75 Comments

The party whip was removed from Senators Jerry Buttimer, Paddy Burke and John Cummins in August.

# fine-gael - Friday 11 December, 2020

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
# Warning
# Warning

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media

Dec 11th 2020, 7:46 AM 48,512 Views 107 Comments

The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.

# fine-gael - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Sparks fly as FG members question Sinn Féin TD's chairmanship of Dáil Committee after IRA comments
# Martin Browne
# Martin Browne

Sparks fly as FG members question Sinn Féin TD's chairmanship of Dáil Committee after IRA comments

Dec 10th 2020, 4:16 PM 43,449 Views 119 Comments

Martin Browne is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Public Petitions

# fine-gael - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue
# Analysis
# Analysis

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,556 Views 124 Comments

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

# fine-gael - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll

Nov 29th 2020, 8:11 AM 40,625 Views 188 Comments

Support for the party at its highest ever level in the Business Post poll.

# fine-gael - Friday 20 November, 2020

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'

Nov 20th 2020, 9:52 PM 41,842 Views 66 Comments

The former minister urged the government to change its approach to Covid-19.

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 28,510 Views 80 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Friday 13 November, 2020

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House

Nov 13th 2020, 5:51 PM 6,270 Views 2 Comments

None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.

# fine-gael - 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 46,242 Views 195 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Monday 9 November, 2020

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters
# Alan Farrell
# Alan Farrell

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters

Nov 9th 2020, 8:18 AM 47,995 Views 82 Comments

Alan Farrell is set to propose a bill to legislate electric scooters and electric bikes on Irish roads.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
# Short Cut
# Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 42,692 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

# fine-gael - 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 34,135 Views 0 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Saturday 31 October, 2020

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 131,297 Views 0 Comments

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

# fine-gael - 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 20,155 Views 82 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread
# Circuit Break
# Circuit Break

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 4:09 PM 326,059 Views 370 Comments

The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.

# fine-gael - 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 27,604 Views 66 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 30,510 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors

Oct 7th 2020, 7:45 AM 44,055 Views 169 Comments

Varadkar floated the idea of fines with examples given such as a €50 fine for not wearing a mask.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister

Sep 30th 2020, 11:47 AM 20,532 Views 29 Comments

Helen McEntee was speaking following scenes of large gatherings in Galway.

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

Sep 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,479 Views 91 Comments

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

# fine-gael - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group
# SIPO
# SIPO

Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group

Updated Sep 29th 2020, 2:30 PM 36,622 Views 5 Comments

The former junior finance minister is to resign his seat in the Seanad to take up the role.

# fine-gael - Monday 28 September, 2020

Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group
# Senator
# Senator

Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group

Updated Sep 28th 2020, 3:41 PM 41,151 Views 85 Comments

D’Arcy is set to resign his Seanad seat to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Management.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Fine Gael councillor apologises after trying to have HAP tenant relocated while acting as estate agent
# Ethics Breach
# Ethics Breach

Fine Gael councillor apologises after trying to have HAP tenant relocated while acting as estate agent

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:35 PM 50,751 Views 0 Comments

Danny Byrne was found in breach of the Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act by Dublin City Council.

# fine-gael - 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 41,688 Views 159 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,000 Views 30 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel

Sep 2nd 2020, 7:38 PM 58,071 Views 87 Comments

Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.

# fine-gael - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner
# European Commission
# European Commission

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner

Aug 30th 2020, 6:24 PM 28,877 Views 100 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.

# fine-gael - 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 79,237 Views 134 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.”

# fine-gael - Friday 21 August, 2020

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson
# Controversy
# Controversy

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 5:00 PM 108,739 Views 167 Comments

The EU Commissioner is based in Belgium, which is not on Ireland’s travel ‘green list’.

Leo Varadkar: 'The event organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society should not have happened'
# Statement
# Statement

Leo Varadkar: 'The event organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society should not have happened'

Aug 21st 2020, 12:07 PM 54,420 Views 88 Comments

Varadkar confirmed that the party whip has been removed from three of his party’s senators.

# fine-gael - Thursday 13 August, 2020

'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 31,201 Views 34 Comments

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

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