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# fine-gael - Monday 10 February, 2020

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency
# Not Returning
# Not Returning

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency

Feb 10th 2020, 12:29 AM 17,921 Views 9 Comments

Doherty’s party colleague Helen McEntee was re-elected.

# fine-gael - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties
# Gone
# Gone

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Feb 9th 2020, 9:40 PM 42,087 Views 79 Comments

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil
Live Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Feb 9th 2020, 10:42 AM 28,662 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

Feb 9th 2020, 9:03 AM 61,763 Views 111 Comments

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare
# Wtf Moment
# Wtf Moment

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare

Feb 9th 2020, 8:26 AM 50,182 Views 66 Comments

So… Now what?

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

Feb 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 98,875 Views 76 Comments

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

# fine-gael - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin
# All Ads Up
# All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Feb 6th 2020, 10:52 PM 21,953 Views 100 Comments

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

Feb 5th 2020, 2:20 PM 18,736 Views 72 Comments

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Feb 5th 2020, 10:13 AM 18,202 Views 68 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram
# Social Networking
# Social Networking

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

Feb 5th 2020, 6:05 AM 22,104 Views 27 Comments

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos

Feb 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 19,099 Views 92 Comments

Examine some of the key general election promises ahead of tonight’s debate.

What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask

Feb 4th 2020, 3:46 PM 13,319 Views 133 Comments

We want to know what matters to you. Get your questions in.

Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job'

Feb 4th 2020, 11:34 AM 35,901 Views 311 Comments

Senior Fine Gael ministers went on the attack today as recent polls show them in 3rd place.

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,691 Views 32 Comments

Fine Gael candidate Catherine Noone didn’t attend the debate.

# fine-gael - Monday 3 February, 2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:12 PM 20,042 Views 75 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

# fine-gael - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says
# Race Is On
# Race Is On

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says

Feb 1st 2020, 7:40 AM 118,754 Views 241 Comments

Fianna Fáil come out on top in yet another opinion poll with only a week to go until the general election.

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off
# Brexit
# Brexit

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off

Feb 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 51,002 Views 69 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP turned off Farage’s mic mid-sentence in the European Parliament during the week.

# fine-gael - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Jan 30th 2020, 2:16 PM 41,653 Views 100 Comments

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe
# Catherine Noone
# Catherine Noone

Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe

Updated Jan 30th 2020, 1:01 PM 46,816 Views 100 Comments

Noone said the Taoiseach is a “very good politician”, but said she had no doubt he is “on the spectrum”.

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

Jan 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 67,127 Views 141 Comments

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

Jan 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 13,875 Views 90 Comments

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jan 29th 2020, 6:53 PM 13,139 Views 39 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?

Jan 29th 2020, 5:32 PM 101,507 Views 102 Comments

The claim was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Monday night’s debate.

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Jan 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 10,671 Views 53 Comments

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

Jan 28th 2020, 4:15 PM 137,979 Views 116 Comments

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

FG senator apologises and 'withdraws remarks' about Taoiseach being 'autistic'
# Catherine Noone
# Catherine Noone

FG senator apologises and 'withdraws remarks' about Taoiseach being 'autistic'

Jan 28th 2020, 9:20 AM 63,654 Views 169 Comments

Catherine Noone said the Taoiseach is a “very good politician”, but said she had no doubt he is “on the spectrum”.

# fine-gael - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar
# Not On My Watch
# Not On My Watch

Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar

Jan 26th 2020, 4:40 PM 35,653 Views 198 Comments

Support for Sinn Féin has risen according to the latest opinion polls.

# fine-gael - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?

Jan 25th 2020, 11:00 AM 23,882 Views 122 Comments

The general election is just two weeks away.

How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos?
# Seeing Double
# Seeing Double

How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos?

Jan 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 35,740 Views 133 Comments

There are a lot of promises to the electorate over the 260+ combined pages in both manifestos.

# fine-gael - Friday 24 January, 2020

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises
# Manifesto Friday
# Manifesto Friday

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises

Jan 24th 2020, 7:37 AM 30,628 Views 86 Comments

Fine Gael will launch its general election manifesto today – as will Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Thursday 23 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate

Jan 23rd 2020, 8:07 PM 25,084 Views 109 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.

Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:05 PM 41,819 Views 97 Comments

Pearse Doherty’s expected surplus could help his Sinn Féin colleague Pádraig Mac Lochlainn regain his seat, according to a new opinion poll.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Maria Bailey has said she's not running in the upcoming general election
# Swinggate
# Swinggate

Maria Bailey has said she's not running in the upcoming general election

Updated Jan 22nd 2020, 12:20 PM 40,326 Views 57 Comments

In a statement, the outgoing Dún Laoghaire TD said the past few months had been “extremely difficult”.

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether
# Campaign Pledges
# Campaign Pledges

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:10 AM 17,962 Views 125 Comments

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads
# Social Spend
# Social Spend

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads

Jan 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 21,641 Views 66 Comments

Targeted Facebook ads allow political parties to select who they want to see the advert by age group, gender and where they live.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional

Jan 21st 2020, 5:36 PM 37,043 Views 170 Comments

Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates
# Three's A Crowd
# Three's A Crowd

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 1:45 PM 92,993 Views 212 Comments

Sinn Féin has criticised the head-to-head debates between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Monday 20 January, 2020

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook

Jan 20th 2020, 2:53 PM 26,789 Views 47 Comments

Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.

# fine-gael - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper

Jan 19th 2020, 4:20 PM 52,879 Views 83 Comments

The government has defended the ad.