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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Thursday 22 September, 2022

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party among Irish farmers, poll shows
# Irish Farmers Journal
# Irish Farmers Journal

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party among Irish farmers, poll shows

Sep 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 18,952 Views 32 Comments

That’s according to a poll commissioned by the Irish Farmers Journal.

# fine-gael - Sunday 4 September, 2022

Sinn Féin support remains high as majority expect McDonald for next Taoiseach
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

Sinn Féin support remains high as majority expect McDonald for next Taoiseach

Sep 4th 2022, 4:11 PM 42,813 Views 47 Comments

2 out of 5 respondents said they’d like to see the next government led by Sinn Féin.

# fine-gael - Thursday 25 August, 2022

Political parties and independents received €13.4 million in State funding last year
# SIPO
# SIPO

Political parties and independents received €13.4 million in State funding last year

Aug 25th 2022, 12:56 PM 9,987 Views 13 Comments

The funding is non-electoral and is an administrative allowance.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Ethics watchdog rules out overhauling guidelines for political parties
# SIPO
# SIPO

Ethics watchdog rules out overhauling guidelines for political parties

Aug 2nd 2022, 6:09 PM 9,385 Views 15 Comments

The review came after concerns were raised about Irish political parties who work and contest elections in multiple jurisdictions.

# fine-gael - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Support for the Government drops as Sinn Féin continue to rise in popularity
# Support Drop
# Support Drop

Support for the Government drops as Sinn Féin continue to rise in popularity

Jul 14th 2022, 9:15 AM 23,801 Views 143 Comments

The drop in support will be concerning to Fine Gael, who fall to their lowest level of support since 1994.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Government wins Dáil confidence vote by margin of 85 to 66
# Dail Motion
# Dail Motion

Government wins Dáil confidence vote by margin of 85 to 66

Updated Jul 12th 2022, 9:55 PM 82,077 Views 213 Comments
  • The Government was expected to survive the motion despite having lost its Dáil majority.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin accused Sinn Féin of cynical politics, populism and "whataboutery".
  • Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said the Government is "out of touch, clearly out of ideas and now out of time".

# fine-gael - Friday 8 July, 2022

Sinn Féin confirm no-confidence motion will be tabled against Government
# No-confidence Vote
# No-confidence Vote

Sinn Féin confirm no-confidence motion will be tabled against Government

Updated Jul 8th 2022, 3:15 PM 29,101 Views 81 Comments

Yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he would welcome the chance to prove the Government has a working majority.

# fine-gael - Friday 1 July, 2022

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin
# Pension Age
# Pension Age

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin

Jul 1st 2022, 3:49 PM 14,593 Views 18 Comments

Additional PRSI contributions will be needed to ensure the pension age is not increased, says Micheál Martin.

# fine-gael - Friday 17 June, 2022

Varadkar's Dáil comments 'degraded' everyone who's made mistakes in their past, says Senator
# Dail Spat
# Dail Spat

Varadkar's Dáil comments 'degraded' everyone who's made mistakes in their past, says Senator

Jun 17th 2022, 3:36 PM 63,144 Views 116 Comments

Senator Lynn Ruane said words said in the Dáil can target and impact communities.

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 3:04 PM 32,130 Views 97 Comments

As things stand, the Tánaiste said the plan is still to wait until budget day in October.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe
# The Journal Live
# The Journal Live

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe

Jun 15th 2022, 8:15 PM 5,725 Views 3 Comments

Our youth audience heard from MEPs and European expert on how they work – and challenged them on how EU should tackle issues such as climate change.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Harris says bullies have 'no right' to be in FG, calls on councillor with bullying claims to make complaint
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Harris says bullies have 'no right' to be in FG, calls on councillor with bullying claims to make complaint

May 4th 2022, 5:34 PM 18,904 Views 32 Comments

‘It cannot be tolerated, will not be tolerated,’ said Minister Simon Harris.

Former Education Minister Joe McHugh will not stand in next general election
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

Former Education Minister Joe McHugh will not stand in next general election

May 4th 2022, 11:21 AM 15,187 Views 11 Comments

The Fine Gael TD said he made the decision to step away from politics in order to spend more time with his family.

# fine-gael - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about Enda Kenny?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Enda Kenny?

Apr 24th 2022, 10:00 PM 39,699 Views 40 Comments

Time to hark back.

# fine-gael - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike
# Politics
# Politics

Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 1:32 PM 24,089 Views 49 Comments

The carbon tax is set to increase next month from €33.50 to €41.00 per tonne of carbon.

# fine-gael - Friday 1 April, 2022

Gardaí should gather evidence of Russia's war crimes by interviewing refugees, says Flanagan
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Gardaí should gather evidence of Russia's war crimes by interviewing refugees, says Flanagan

Apr 1st 2022, 6:00 AM 9,782 Views 16 Comments

The former justice minister has written to the Garda Commissioner asking for the the gardaí to take statements.

# fine-gael - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Fine Gael senator apologises and retracts statement about Robbie Keane's salary
# FAI
# FAI

Fine Gael senator apologises and retracts statement about Robbie Keane's salary

Mar 31st 2022, 11:50 AM 33,487 Views 0 Comments

Senator Micheál Carrigy had said Keane should donate his FAI salary over the past two years to local soccer clubs.

# fine-gael - Monday 28 February, 2022

Former Fine Gael party secretary to take claim over being forced to retire at 65
# WRC
# WRC

Former Fine Gael party secretary to take claim over being forced to retire at 65

Feb 28th 2022, 7:15 PM 30,559 Views 0 Comments

The party will face the Workplace Relations Commission on Thursday morning.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?

Feb 15th 2022, 2:44 PM 25,544 Views 49 Comments

Some politicians’ stances on the tax have changed over the years.

# fine-gael - Thursday 10 February, 2022

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough
# Inflation
# Inflation

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough

Feb 10th 2022, 1:44 PM 22,208 Views 54 Comments

The rising cost of living is ‘hurting people in the pocket’, said Leo Varadkar.

# fine-gael - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Relationships cracks between Coalition partners show we're returning to business as usual
# Trouble In Paradise
# Trouble In Paradise

Relationships cracks between Coalition partners show we're returning to business as usual

Feb 5th 2022, 11:00 AM 20,943 Views 18 Comments

The Coalition partners buried their differences during Covid-19, but now the cracks are beginning to show.

# fine-gael - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
# Court
# Court

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Jan 27th 2022, 1:04 PM 44,190 Views 0 Comments

The court has ordered a victim impact statement.

# fine-gael - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Sinn Féin remain most popular party, but current coalition government is the preferred option
# New Poll
# New Poll

Sinn Féin remain most popular party, but current coalition government is the preferred option

Jan 9th 2022, 12:25 PM 36,781 Views 149 Comments

Sinn Féin is in the lead with 33% support, while Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are on 23% and 19% respectively.

# fine-gael - Friday 7 January, 2022

'Decision to ratify the Treaty must have weighed on every single TD back in 1922' - Varadkar
# Anglo Irish Treaty
# Anglo Irish Treaty

'Decision to ratify the Treaty must have weighed on every single TD back in 1922' - Varadkar

Jan 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,750 Views 62 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will give a keynote speech today to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts this winter as power stations back online
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts this winter as power stations back online

Dec 8th 2021, 10:25 PM 22,652 Views 43 Comments

It is understood Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

# fine-gael - Monday 6 December, 2021

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them
# Treaty 100
# Treaty 100

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them

Dec 6th 2021, 5:04 PM 32,550 Views 21 Comments

Éamonn De Valera, the founder of Martin’s Fianna Fáil party, famously did not travel to London for the Treaty negotiations in 1921.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Austin Currie, civil rights activist and politician on both sides of the border, dies aged 82
# RIP
# RIP

Austin Currie, civil rights activist and politician on both sides of the border, dies aged 82

Nov 9th 2021, 9:09 PM 44,512 Views 27 Comments

Austin Currie’s family confirmed the news this evening.

# fine-gael - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax
# Times Of Austerity
# Times Of Austerity

Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax

Oct 10th 2021, 7:01 AM 20,498 Views 4 Comments

Budget 2012 was the first budget of the Fine Gael/Labour era.

# fine-gael - Saturday 9 October, 2021

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:30 AM 13,733 Views 15 Comments

In October 2019, 290 MEPs voted against resuming search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. Four were Fine Gael MEPs. What was behind that vote?

# fine-gael - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Fine Gael sets out major new childcare policies
# Childcare
# Childcare

Fine Gael sets out major new childcare policies

Oct 3rd 2021, 7:45 AM 15,329 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael is calling for a ‘major re-prioritisation’ of early childhood by the Government and policymakers.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 4:50 PM 44,274 Views 124 Comments

Sinn Féin is set to table a motion of no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney tomorrow.

# fine-gael - Monday 13 September, 2021

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'
# Reset
# Reset

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 36,748 Views 86 Comments

The FG leader said it was time to “refresh, regroup and reset”.

# fine-gael - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says
# James Lawless
# James Lawless

Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says

Sep 5th 2021, 3:27 PM 25,756 Views 55 Comments

James Lawless described the controversy as a “Fine Gael mess” and insisted: “There’s not a single Fianna Fail-er near this.”

# fine-gael - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Taoiseach hails 'hugely important' IPCC climate report following criticism of his 'silence' yesterday
# Co2 Levels
# Co2 Levels

Taoiseach hails 'hugely important' IPCC climate report following criticism of his 'silence' yesterday

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 5:38 PM 18,816 Views 70 Comments

A UN report on climate change has found “deep reductions” in emissions are crucial to limit global warming.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election

Jul 7th 2021, 9:53 PM 73,750 Views 35 Comments

A message claiming to be from a former Fine Gael TD tells recipients to vote for five female candidates.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Fine Gael lead with Labour in second in Dublin Bay South by-election, poll shows
# Two Horse Race
# Two Horse Race

Fine Gael lead with Labour in second in Dublin Bay South by-election, poll shows

Jun 29th 2021, 8:02 AM 22,070 Views 77 Comments

An Irish Times poll shows Fine Gael candidate James Geoghegan has the support of 27% of voters.

# fine-gael - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?

Jun 24th 2021, 6:45 AM 16,419 Views 15 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced the six-month sale process yesterday.

# fine-gael - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Varadkar says Fine Gael's 40,000 new homes a year target is not government policy but has been discussed
# Housing
# Housing

Varadkar says Fine Gael's 40,000 new homes a year target is not government policy but has been discussed

Jun 20th 2021, 1:59 PM 23,353 Views 112 Comments

Yesterday the Tánaiste told the Fine Gael Ard Fhéis that he was setting a target of 70% home-ownership.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland

Jun 15th 2021, 7:56 PM 19,165 Views 78 Comments
  • The Tánaiste addressed Fine Gael members at the party's Ard Fheis this evening.
  • He said Fine Gael should set up a branch in Northern Ireland to recuit members.
  • On a united Ireland, he said he believes "in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime".

# fine-gael - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
# Controversy
# Controversy

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:10 PM 12,361 Views 48 Comments
  • It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
  • SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
  • Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.
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