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#Fine Gael

# 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 20,430 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 13,191 Views 14 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 15,228 Views 42 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 44,145 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 36,644 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 25,671 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 18,721 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 73,661 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 21,973 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 16,307 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 23,286 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 19,045 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 12,324 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.
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
# Door To Door Polling
# Door To Door Polling

Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 9:15 AM 18,539 Views 63 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have all said that party members posed as pollsters.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices
# Door To Door Polling
# Door To Door Polling

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 7:02 PM 55,987 Views 150 Comments

Varadkar says the practice was “discontinued” in the past seven years.

# fine-gael - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?
# Blue Steel
# Blue Steel

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?

Jun 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,954 Views 54 Comments
  • The party will fancy their chances but there's an opportunity for others to spring a surprise, writes Rónán Duffy
  • Will Eamon Ryan's personal vote be retained in Green hands or could Labour be the beneficiaries?
  • When Sinn Féin drives turnout it has a chance anywhere but is it a case of right time but wrong place?

# fine-gael - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion

May 25th 2021, 6:36 PM 15,746 Views 24 Comments

The minister said he found it “deeply troubling” that Sinn Fein will not also condemn the actions of Hamas.

Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'

May 25th 2021, 5:05 PM 60,865 Views 80 Comments

Cllr David McManus said he did not mean to cause offence by his comments.

# fine-gael - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll

May 23rd 2021, 10:02 AM 59,173 Views 183 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s party has seen a slight dip in support but is still ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Monday 17 May, 2021

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'
# Writ Large
# Writ Large

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'

May 17th 2021, 1:27 PM 34,863 Views 89 Comments

Barrister James Geoghegan sought to move past the controversy over the selection process.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'

Updated May 12th 2021, 7:49 PM 62,538 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste made the comments at a Fine Gael meeting this evening.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

May 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 11,416 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears
# Money At Montrose
# Money At Montrose

RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears

Apr 27th 2021, 3:51 PM 39,367 Views 56 Comments

The State broadcaster is facing a “structural funding problem”, according to its director general.

Former housing minister Eoghan Murphy resigns as TD for Dublin Bay South
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Former housing minister Eoghan Murphy resigns as TD for Dublin Bay South

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 10:53 AM 154,212 Views 223 Comments

Murphy held the role of Housing Minister for three years.

# 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

Apr 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 10,945 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 67,986 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 30,142 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 28,695 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 20,995 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 21,154 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 22,938 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 68,357 Views 179 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 80,457 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 35,449 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 48,777 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 43,540 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 38,603 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 40,689 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 41,856 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 28,632 Views 81 Comments

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

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