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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Minister says she did not approve wording of letter telling residents methadone clinic would not open

The newsletter style document was issued to residents with update on the proposals for a methadone clinic at Ballinteer Health Centre.

# fine-gael - Monday 29 July, 2019

Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd says Maria Bailey should not stand for the party in the next election

The Louth TD said people were concerned about Bailey’s abandoned case against the Dean Hotel.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote?

Boris Johnson was elected by only 160,000 people.

# fine-gael - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

Fianna Fáil tops latest opinion poll as Green Party support slips following elections surge

Support for the Greens has fallen by four points.

# fine-gael - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

# fine-gael - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'

Sinn Féin says the lack of follow-through in the amalgamation is just another broken promise by Fine Gael.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait

The Taoiseach defended the policy but said it may not happen immediately.

Local Fine Gael members pass motion of no confidence in party TD John Deasy

The motion was passed by local members of the party last night.

# fine-gael - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead

The poll shows that support for Fine Gael is at its lowest point since Leo Varadkar became taoiseach two years ago.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament

We have 11 MEPs jetting off on 2 July, with two more waiting in the wings .

# fine-gael - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Councillor quits Fine Gael citing 'internal turmoil' one week after being elected to local council

He said he would be initiating legal proceedings in the coming days.

# fine-gael - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

# fine-gael - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that Angela Kerins was 'badly treated' by the PAC

“Notwithstanding all the issues around Ms Kerins’ salary, I think she was badly treated,” Varadkar told the Dáil committees’ chairs.

'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case

Fine Gael announced yesterday it will launch an internal review of the case.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Fine Gael to launch internal review into Maria Bailey swing fall case

In recent days, the Taoiseach said Bailey caused ‘reputational damage’ to the party.

# fine-gael - Monday 27 May, 2019

Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections

And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.

Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'

TD Maria Bailey defended taking a claim against a hotel after falling off a swing.

# fine-gael - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy faced a similar protest at the RDS yesterday.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to speak to Maria Bailey over dropped swing claim against Dublin hotel

The TD dropped her case against the hotel following controversy over it this week.

# fine-gael - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'A private matter': No comment from Taoiseach as TD drops swing claim against Dublin hotel

The Irish Independent reports today that TD Maria Bailey has dropped her claim against The Dean hotel.

# fine-gael - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Micheál Martin: Fine Gael TD's injury lawsuit 'flies in the face of everything being done to keep insurance costs down'

Maria Bailey alleges negligence or breach of duty against the Dean Hotel over a fall from a swing at the venue.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

# fine-gael - Saturday 18 May, 2019

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections

There were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s political parties ahead of the elections on 24 May.

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'

Aontú has 53 candidates running in the local elections.

Sinn Féin activist makes 'unreserved apology' to Fine Gael councillor over Facebook comments

The councillor had brought a defamation case to the High Court in relation to the social media post.

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years

From a high of 60%, Varadkar’s satisfaction rating now stands at 36%.

# fine-gael - Friday 10 May, 2019

Fine Gael candidates in the lead in each European constituency, new opinion poll finds

The numbers currently look good for Frances Fitzgerald, Sean Kelly and Mairead McGuinness.

# fine-gael - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Have you a job? Have you a job?' - Tense exchanges as FG Cork meeting disrupted by protesters Rebel County This post contains videos

'Have you a job? Have you a job?' - Tense exchanges as FG Cork meeting disrupted by protesters

The Connolly Youth Movement said its activists had caused the disruption.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws

Brunei’s has adopted harsh new sharia laws, including the death penalty for gay sex.

# fine-gael - Saturday 30 March, 2019

New opinion poll shows drop in popularity for Sinn Féin

The Red C / Sunday Business Poll showed popularity remained static for Fine Gael.

# fine-gael - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters

The Bill, if passed into law will make Ireland the 5th country globally to ban oil and gas exploration.

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

# fine-gael - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Taoiseach promises income tax cuts and rules out entering government with Sinn Féin

The Taoiseach also used his speech to take a pop at Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Friday 22 March, 2019

EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions

Coveney says whether there is a deal or no-deal, the way to resolve the border issue will be some form of regulatory alignment.

# fine-gael - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Blow for Fine Gael as Varadkar's rating falls to lowest level during leadership

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.