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# Fine Gael

X responds to Justice Minister's claim that it did not engage with gardaí during Dublin riot
McEntee said Twitter had not engaged with gardaí to remove posts about the Dublin riot.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Speculation Donohoe has eye on IMF job but minister says he’s running in next election
A spokeswoman for Donohoe insisted he remains ‘fully focused’ on his current responsibilities in Ireland and the EU.
Ceann Comhairle: 'No compelling need to intervene' after Sinn Féin TD used photo of man in Dáil
Seán Ó Fearghaíl also said he would prefer words like “scumbags” were not used in the Dáil.
Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd announces he will stand down after the next General Election
The Fine Gael TD for Louth and East Meath said he intends to continue advocating for improved care and supports for older people.
'Lines were crossed': Sinn Féin maintains pressure on McEntee, as Green TD indicates no confidence
It comes as over three hours have been set aside in the Dáil tomorrow to discuss the events of last Thursday.
Latest opinion poll reveals a drop in support for Sinn Féin
The poll also found three out of five people think Ireland has taken in too many Ukrainian refugees.
Last month
November 2023
Explainer: What is Ireland's Triple Lock mechanism and why is the Govt planning to scrap it?
Micheál Martin made a major announcement today about a change in Ireland’s foreign policy.
Workers prepared to pay price of keeping pension age at 66, says Varadkar
Sinn Fein accused the Government of disrespecting workers by not giving them the option of retiring and claiming the state pension at the age of 65.
'Don't let the populists in': Warnings of left-wing Govt tax hikes at FG conference
There were big questions being asked at the FG conference as ministers said they’re fighting for re-election to government.
Fine Gael 'up for fighting' for a fourth term in government, says Coveney
In a rallying call to FG members, Coveney said next year will be a ‘watershed moment’ in Irish politics.
Deirdre Clune becomes second Fine Gael MEP to announce decision not to re-run
MEP for Ireland South Deirdre Clune will not run for the European Parliament again next year.
Latest legal case by Sinn Féin TD heightens concern at potential chilling effect on media
Newspaper editors are calling on politicians not to go straight to litigation when they have a complaint.
'We’ll work hard to win your trust': McDonald says she wants to form a Govt without FF and FG
Mary Lou McDonald says her party will fix the housing crisis ‘once and for all’.
FF, FG and Greens could get enough votes to form next government, says Tánaiste
Micheál Martin says Sinn Féin’s policies don’t align with Fianna Fáil.
This year
Irish MEPs highlight the importance of cash as digital Euro plans advance
Unlike cryptocurrency, the digital currency will be regulated by the European Central Bank.
No Budget bounce for Government as Sinn Féin remains most popular party
Support for Mary Lou McDonald’s party sits at 32%.
Sinn Féin says 'putting manners on you' comments were not directed at Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
The remarks, made by Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, came during an RTÉ budget debate
'Great in theory, but the reality is different': FG housing spokesperson on the eviction ban
John Cummins said there is “no question” that homelessness remains the biggest challenge in housing.
Veteran Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan announces retirement from frontline politics
Flanagan is the latest in a string of Fine Gael TDs to step down.
Sinn Féin makes gains in new poll, while government parties stay far behind
Sinn Féin’s gains come after a significant dip in the polls in June, when the party lost 5%.
Is Fine Gael in the midst of an exodus or are recent departees par for the course?
The Journal spoke to three TDs who have decided to not seek re-election.
Varadkar welcomes SocDems position on working with Fine Gael after next election
The Taoiseach seemed to reject the Social Democrat leader’s assertion that he is “out of touch”.
Mary Lou and Leo kick off their think-ins this morning with housing high on agenda
This week ends how it started in the political world: with a lot of politicians thinking.
Taoiseach ‘saddened’ FG councillors voted against leasing site for modular homes for Ukrainians
Varadkar said no sanction would be imposed on the Wicklow Fine Gael councillors who voted against the motion.
'It has been a privilege': Richard Bruton announces he will not run in the next general election
The veteran Fine Gael TD was first elected to the Dáil in 1982.
From 'Wixford' to Foxrock, TDs are anxiously surveying their future right now
The starting gun has been fired for the next general election.
TDs wait nervously for constituency review fearing stroke of a pen could take away their voters
New constituency boundaries will be published next week.
Taoiseach unsure if housing referendum will take place within this Government
Varadkar said that a housing amendment to the constitution should not allow people on the housing list to seek compensation.
Varadkar says there’s a ‘very good chance’ coalition will be re-elected
Varadkar said that running on a joint platform with his coalition partners has not been discussed.
Varadkar says he isn't going anywhere and slaps down suggestions of early election next spring
Varadkar said his party are going to try and hold on to their 250 seats in the local elections next year.
Greens see red over Varadkar's remarks on roads and rail plan
FG backbenchers have renewed calls for a meeting with Minister Eamon Ryan over road projects.
Government criticised for giving housing update during Tubridy hearings
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó’Broin has said the timing was “a cynical attempt to bury what is pretty bad news”.
Taoiseach stresses 'progress' on housing as he defends lifting of eviction ban
The government has today announced a €150mn fund to tackle long-term property vacancy and dereliction which it says will help expand housing supply.
Varadkar says FG could increase vote share in next election, as party sets out to build more homes
At a parliamentary party meeting tonight, Fine Gael set out its aims for Budget 2023.
Should Varadkar have eye on McEntee vying for his job? 'Absolutely not' says minister
Helen McEntee says she has full confidence in Leo Varadkar.
Poll: Do you think Fine Gael should change leader before the next election?
Is time up for Leo?
'Definitely not fair': Varadkar rejects claims that his leadership of Fine Gael is in 'drift'
Minister Simon Harris said criticisms of Varadkar’s leadership were “simply an issue that doesn’t arise”.
Former Fine Gael senator Paul Coghlan has died aged 79
Coghlan was elected as a senator in 1997 and remained in office until his retirement 2020.
What is Fine Gael's 'middle Ireland' and are you in it?
Questions have been raised over whether Fine Gael policy will help the people it says it’s targeting.
Despite a free vote, no FF TDs and just one FG TD voted in favour of PBP's abortion bill
The spotlight will be on the soldiers of destiny as to whether they have learned lessons from the past.