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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

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 92,994 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.

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front

Updated Jan 19th 2020, 3:03 PM 115,464 Views 329 Comments

Fine Gael are just one point ahead of Sinn Féin in the latest Sunday Times opinion poll.

# fine-gael - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Jan 18th 2020, 9:00 PM 16,377 Views 61 Comments

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

Taoiseach insists Ireland is a ‘safe’ country despite week of violent crime
# Law And Disorder
# Law And Disorder

Taoiseach insists Ireland is a ‘safe’ country despite week of violent crime

Jan 18th 2020, 5:55 PM 17,696 Views 118 Comments

Leo Varadkar has defended Fine Gael’s record on law and order.

Varadkar defends Fine Gael social media video that was deleted following backlash
# Deleted
# Deleted

Varadkar defends Fine Gael social media video that was deleted following backlash

Jan 18th 2020, 1:42 PM 63,682 Views 128 Comments

Varadkar said the video had set out to portray serious issues in a light-hearted way.

# fine-gael - Friday 17 January, 2020

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'

Jan 17th 2020, 4:58 PM 21,076 Views 96 Comments

The minister was out campaigning today.

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

Jan 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 107,677 Views 161 Comments

Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all

Jan 16th 2020, 8:16 PM 13,279 Views 57 Comments

It’s day two on the election campaign, with a focus on the economy.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Jan 15th 2020, 4:34 PM 38,447 Views 70 Comments

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

Jan 14th 2020, 11:48 AM 21,203 Views 52 Comments

Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.

# fine-gael - Monday 13 January, 2020

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold
# February Poll
# February Poll

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold

Jan 13th 2020, 10:32 AM 15,636 Views 39 Comments

Several politicians have taken to the airwaves this morning.

# fine-gael - Friday 10 January, 2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Jan 10th 2020, 1:15 PM 32,085 Views 126 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.

# fine-gael - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Jan 9th 2020, 4:40 PM 10,467 Views 47 Comments

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

Jan 7th 2020, 6:28 PM 15,932 Views 52 Comments

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

# fine-gael - Monday 6 January, 2020

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
# Friday Night Lights
# Friday Night Lights

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday

Jan 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 18,358 Views 58 Comments

Will Leo cut and run?

# fine-gael - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government
# Here To Stay
# Here To Stay

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government

Jan 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 21,345 Views 107 Comments

The taxpayer was led to believe the USC was a temporary tax, imposed to see us through the dark days.

# fine-gael - Monday 30 December, 2019

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach

Dec 30th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,752 Views 70 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.

# fine-gael - Friday 27 December, 2019

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message
# Interview
# Interview

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

Dec 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,850 Views 5 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar's third Christmas as Taoiseach means he's no longer the shortest-serving office holder
# Come All Ye Party Faithful
# Come All Ye Party Faithful

Leo Varadkar's third Christmas as Taoiseach means he's no longer the shortest-serving office holder

Dec 25th 2019, 6:45 AM 23,745 Views 51 Comments

Varadkar moves ahead of John Bruton in the length of time they’ve been Taoiseach.

# fine-gael - Monday 23 December, 2019

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney
# Controversy
# Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:25 PM 13,646 Views 96 Comments

Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.

# fine-gael - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says

Dec 22nd 2019, 2:01 PM 21,286 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have said they don’t believe it is the right time for any border poll on reunification.

Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil now neck and neck, according to new poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil now neck and neck, according to new poll

Dec 22nd 2019, 8:01 AM 19,870 Views 127 Comments

Support has also grown for Sinn Féin, according to the poll.

# fine-gael - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign
# Dirty Tricks
# Dirty Tricks

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign

Dec 21st 2019, 6:30 AM 13,829 Views 86 Comments

He also accused Fine Gael of ‘targeting’ Fianna Fáil members.

# fine-gael - Friday 20 December, 2019

'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy

Dec 20th 2019, 5:00 PM 18,466 Views 57 Comments

Speaking to reporters today, the Taoiseach said Murphy’s controversial comments came as a “big surprise”.

# fine-gael - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date
# General Election
# General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Dec 19th 2019, 4:15 PM 7,499 Views 24 Comments

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.

Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris

Dec 19th 2019, 3:31 PM 17,880 Views 57 Comments

Murphy has been removed from the Fine Gael general election ticket, the party said yesterday.

Verona Murphy: 'Do we have to wait for a London Bridge incident on Wexford Bridge?'
# Interview
# Interview

Verona Murphy: 'Do we have to wait for a London Bridge incident on Wexford Bridge?'

Dec 19th 2019, 12:33 PM 63,144 Views 152 Comments

The former Fine Gael candidate says she has been called racist for ‘raising security issues’.

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Dec 19th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,931 Views 71 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that party members and activists around the country feel “intensely” that reputational damage has been done.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
# General Election
# General Election

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

Dec 18th 2019, 11:27 PM 21,942 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy to be dropped from party's general election ticket
# Off The Ticket
# Off The Ticket

Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy to be dropped from party's general election ticket

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 10:38 PM 50,708 Views 93 Comments

It’s in the wake of a controversial by-election campaign which saw her come in for sustained criticism.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'
# Expenses
# Expenses

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'

Dec 17th 2019, 6:43 PM 30,735 Views 63 Comments

Three bodies have ruled themselves out of carrying out an investigation.

# fine-gael - Monday 16 December, 2019

Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election

Dec 16th 2019, 2:01 PM 16,975 Views 19 Comments

The former Minister of State for Housing has been a Senator since 2016.

# fine-gael - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Micheál Martin urges Varadkar to give 'certainty' and says end of April is 'logical time' for election
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Micheál Martin urges Varadkar to give 'certainty' and says end of April is 'logical time' for election

Dec 15th 2019, 12:56 PM 9,058 Views 35 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader also claimed that the Northern Irish assembly will be back up and running by 13 January. “Mark my words,” he said.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'
# Expenses
# Expenses

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'

Updated Dec 11th 2019, 5:48 PM 18,587 Views 53 Comments

The Dáil Committee on Members’ Interests is to meet on Thursday but questions remain as to whether they have the power to investigate.

# fine-gael - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help
# Housing
# Housing

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

Dec 5th 2019, 9:45 PM 15,661 Views 87 Comments

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Dara Murphy's 'total disengagement with the Dáil' raised with Varadkar as Cork TD resigns his seat
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Dara Murphy's 'total disengagement with the Dáil' raised with Varadkar as Cork TD resigns his seat

Updated Dec 4th 2019, 1:19 PM 38,372 Views 0 Comments

He will take up a new job at the European Commission from today.

Poll: Do you have confidence in housing minister Eoghan Murphy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have confidence in housing minister Eoghan Murphy?

Dec 4th 2019, 8:51 AM 48,295 Views 113 Comments

Last night, Eoghan Murphy narrowly survived a confidence motion in the Dáil.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Eoghan Murphy saved and Christmas election off the table as no confidence motion defeated
# Housing
# Housing

Eoghan Murphy saved and Christmas election off the table as no confidence motion defeated

Dec 3rd 2019, 10:21 PM 39,416 Views 177 Comments

The motion was defeated by three votes.