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# fine-gael - Monday 12 October, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

# fine-gael - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations

Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.

# fine-gael - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'

The newly formed coalition has been beset by difficulties since it formed at the end of June.

# fine-gael - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers

Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.

# fine-gael - Friday 24 July, 2020

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

# fine-gael - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling

The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 July, 2020

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.

# fine-gael - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?

Test your knowledge with this quiz on former coalitions.

# fine-gael - Saturday 27 June, 2020

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

# fine-gael - Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal

Martin can expect to be elected taoiseach when the Dáil meets in the Convention Centre tomorrow.

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.

# fine-gael - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?

Ireland could be facing into a second election if the programme fails to pass through any of the three parties.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'

Members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are currently voting on a proposed programme for government.

# fine-gael - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

# fine-gael - Saturday 20 June, 2020

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will be carving up the Cabinet positions. Here’s who we predict.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it Neasa Hourigan This post contains videos

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it

Neasa Hourigan said reducing carbon emissions will likely be back-loaded, and the deal doesn’t do enough in terms of housing.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support

The coalition between FG-FF and the Greens brings government support to 84. But Leo Varadkar says he wants to go further.

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