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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Saturday 20 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 48,782 Views 111 Comments

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
# Neasa Hourigan

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

Jun 17th 2020, 8:53 AM 38,427 Views 149 Comments

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
# Majority Government
# Majority Government

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

Jun 16th 2020, 5:27 PM 18,034 Views 54 Comments

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

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government
# Coalition
# Coalition

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government

Jun 16th 2020, 11:18 AM 32,208 Views 135 Comments

Ó Cuív said he “seriously” fears for the future of Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Monday 15 June, 2020

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members endorse programme for government
# Green Light
# Green Light

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members endorse programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 11:16 PM 18,109 Views 97 Comments

The Green Party have voted in favour of the proposed programme for government but there have been four abstentions.

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 9:29 PM 16,918 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.

Leo Varadkar says he's happy enough Micheál Martin will get first go as Taoiseach in new government
# Rotating Taoiseach
# Rotating Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says he's happy enough Micheál Martin will get first go as Taoiseach in new government

Jun 15th 2020, 6:14 PM 27,961 Views 91 Comments

Varadkar will take on the role of either Minister for Enterprise, Finance or Foreign Affairs.

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 12:08 PM 67,309 Views 273 Comments

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

# fine-gael - Sunday 14 June, 2020

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

Updated Jun 14th 2020, 10:15 PM 43,911 Views 212 Comments

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over
# NEW LEADER
# NEW LEADER

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over

Jun 14th 2020, 9:14 AM 99,078 Views 233 Comments

That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

# fine-gael - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat
# Seanad
# Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 7:28 PM 40,361 Views 74 Comments

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians
# Joint Letter
# Joint Letter

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

Jun 13th 2020, 2:21 PM 14,529 Views 53 Comments

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 11:44 AM 17,955 Views 66 Comments

Negotiators from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party are set to continue their talks into the weekend.

# fine-gael - Friday 12 June, 2020

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal

Jun 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 8,463 Views 31 Comments

It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal

Jun 10th 2020, 6:24 PM 24,614 Views 56 Comments

The deadlines for getting a deal done have been successfully pushed back in recent days.

# fine-gael - Sunday 7 June, 2020

'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks
# Getting There
# Getting There

'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks

Updated Jun 7th 2020, 7:35 PM 20,121 Views 103 Comments

Good progress was made yesterday but there is still disagreement on some issues according to Fine Gael’s Martin Heydon.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:30 PM 8,415 Views 73 Comments

All sides will attempt to agree a significant number of policies today.

# fine-gael - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country

May 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 29,899 Views 91 Comments

Senior figures in Fianna Fáil have been questioning some of the guidelines this week.

# fine-gael - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

May 30th 2020, 10:30 AM 19,107 Views 98 Comments

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

May 20th 2020, 12:39 PM 18,712 Views 69 Comments

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

# fine-gael - Monday 18 May, 2020

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today
# Coalition
# Coalition

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today

May 18th 2020, 3:05 PM 11,319 Views 73 Comments

Fine Gael accused some Fianna Fáil TDs of “damaging” the talks process at the weekend.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael
# Soc Dems Out
# Soc Dems Out

Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

May 13th 2020, 10:07 PM 21,902 Views 98 Comments

The party raised concerns about austerity in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# fine-gael - Monday 11 May, 2020

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party

May 11th 2020, 1:47 PM 10,291 Views 134 Comments

The formal negotiations are set to last until the end of the month.

# fine-gael - Thursday 7 May, 2020

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens

May 7th 2020, 6:25 PM 15,260 Views 150 Comments

The Green Party entered into formal talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael today.

# fine-gael - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation
# Government Talks
# Government Talks

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation

Updated May 2nd 2020, 2:15 PM 23,087 Views 126 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that we could have a new government in June.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved

Apr 29th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,633 Views 174 Comments

Responding in a letter to the Green Party, Martin and Varadkar make a number of commitments.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation

Apr 28th 2020, 4:33 PM 15,717 Views 88 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are due to respond to the Greens’ questions in a letter to be sent this afternoon.

# fine-gael - Friday 24 April, 2020

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation

Updated Apr 24th 2020, 5:00 PM 21,285 Views 125 Comments

Roscommon TD Denis Naughten has been critical of some of the Green Party’s environmental policies.

# fine-gael - Friday 17 April, 2020

Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach

Apr 17th 2020, 3:47 PM 35,936 Views 146 Comments

Ahern said Martin is “old” as Fianna Fáil Taoisigh go.

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG

Apr 16th 2020, 6:04 PM 15,916 Views 85 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the document was ‘vague’.

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Apr 16th 2020, 11:10 AM 42,493 Views 229 Comments

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF meeting told policy doc missing promises of 'free Wifi and Netflix' while FG worry about future 'death struggle'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF meeting told policy doc missing promises of 'free Wifi and Netflix' while FG worry about future 'death struggle'

Apr 15th 2020, 11:59 PM 34,598 Views 116 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail both gave the green light to proceed with talks.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'
# Policy
# Policy

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'

Apr 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 10,748 Views 83 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties

Apr 14th 2020, 4:00 PM 78,849 Views 211 Comments

Fine Gael has a task on its hands to convince grassroots members to sign up to coaltion government.

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?

Apr 14th 2020, 8:14 AM 163,299 Views 328 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 11th 2020, 3:00 PM 30,118 Views 33 Comments

Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.

# fine-gael - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow
# Grand Coalition
# Grand Coalition

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow

Apr 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 35,142 Views 209 Comments

Both parties hope the document will convince smaller parties to enter government.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Apr 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 51,524 Views 99 Comments

Kate O’Connell said gender quotas are not helping more women make it in politics.

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Apr 7th 2020, 11:35 AM 16,503 Views 62 Comments

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

# fine-gael - Monday 6 April, 2020

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív
# Joining Up
# Joining Up

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 11:51 AM 39,095 Views 200 Comments

The Galway West deputy said the coalition is also being presented as a response to the Covid-19 crisis when this is not the case.