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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

Dec 3rd 2019, 7:21 PM 19,927 Views 42 Comments

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

# fine-gael - Sunday 1 December, 2019

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

Dec 1st 2019, 2:31 PM 22,139 Views 114 Comments

Fine Gael suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four contests.

A Fine Gael flop, a mini Green wave and nine other things we learned from the by-election results
# Lessons Learned
# Lessons Learned

A Fine Gael flop, a mini Green wave and nine other things we learned from the by-election results

Dec 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 30,739 Views 78 Comments

The day also brought a surprise victory for Sinn Féin and success for Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Defiant Verona Murphy has sights set on general election - but Leo and Paschal don't sound too keen
# Rocky Road
# Rocky Road

Defiant Verona Murphy has sights set on general election - but Leo and Paschal don't sound too keen

Nov 30th 2019, 10:59 PM 34,578 Views 33 Comments

She’s been in the headlines again today over a Rocky-themed social media video – so can we expect a sequel?

# fine-gael - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments
# Tractor Protest
# Tractor Protest

Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments

Nov 27th 2019, 5:28 PM 32,822 Views 47 Comments

Creed made the comments in the Dáil yesterday and some farmers are calling for an apology.

# fine-gael - Monday 25 November, 2019

Dublin councillors vote to pass annual budget amid finance row
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Dublin councillors vote to pass annual budget amid finance row

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 8:55 PM 10,963 Views 15 Comments

Rates for businesses will increase under the new budget.

# fine-gael - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Fine Gael support drops but it's still the most popular party, according to poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fine Gael support drops but it's still the most popular party, according to poll

Nov 24th 2019, 7:50 AM 16,826 Views 110 Comments

The party has been dealing with the aftermath of controversial comments made by by-election candidate Verona Murphy.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Taoiseach refutes claim by Maria Bailey that no review of election ticket occurred before her deselection
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Taoiseach refutes claim by Maria Bailey that no review of election ticket occurred before her deselection

Updated Nov 20th 2019, 9:41 PM 41,606 Views 94 Comments

Fine Gael members see the letter as a clear signal Bailey intends to fight the decision to deselect her.

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election?

Nov 20th 2019, 8:39 AM 39,157 Views 93 Comments

The Fine Gael Wexford candidate previously made comments linking migrants in Ireland to terror group ISIS.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Pressure on Taoiseach to remove support for Verona Murphy after migrant comments
# Wexford
# Wexford

Pressure on Taoiseach to remove support for Verona Murphy after migrant comments

Nov 19th 2019, 8:01 PM 23,340 Views 62 Comments

Party members have condemned her comments but say it is too late in the game to remove party support.

# fine-gael - Monday 18 November, 2019

Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy issues second apology as more asylum seeker remarks emerge
# Wexford
# Wexford

Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy issues second apology as more asylum seeker remarks emerge

Nov 18th 2019, 9:25 PM 32,805 Views 23 Comments

It follows an apology this morning for comments she made on RTÉ yesterday.

FG candidate Verona Murphy apologises for saying some asylum seekers need to be 'deprogrammed'
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

FG candidate Verona Murphy apologises for saying some asylum seekers need to be 'deprogrammed'

Nov 18th 2019, 9:06 AM 43,013 Views 137 Comments

Murphy is a candidate in the upcoming Wexford by-election.

# fine-gael - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Both main parties lose ground as Fine Gael retains slim lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll
# State Of The Parties
# State Of The Parties

Both main parties lose ground as Fine Gael retains slim lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

Nov 17th 2019, 8:10 AM 19,141 Views 53 Comments

The latest Behaviour & Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times was published today.

# fine-gael - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar

Nov 16th 2019, 6:10 PM 21,334 Views 52 Comments

Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.

# fine-gael - Friday 15 November, 2019

Taoiseach 'absolutely confident' proper procedures were followed to remove Maria Bailey as candidate
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Taoiseach 'absolutely confident' proper procedures were followed to remove Maria Bailey as candidate

Nov 15th 2019, 4:52 PM 21,511 Views 49 Comments

Bailey was deselected as the general election candidate for Dún Laoghaire last night.

# fine-gael - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'Swing-gate' TD Maria Bailey removed from Fine Gael general election ticket
# Deselected
# Deselected

'Swing-gate' TD Maria Bailey removed from Fine Gael general election ticket

Nov 14th 2019, 9:24 PM 64,772 Views 179 Comments

The Dún Laoghaire TD was deselected following a meeting of the party executive.

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 1:30 PM 42,038 Views 107 Comments

Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout
# Networks
# Networks

Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout

Nov 12th 2019, 3:16 PM 19,730 Views 53 Comments

Sinn Féin says it is open to talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil after the next general election.

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections
# Vote 2019
# Vote 2019

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections

Nov 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,034 Views 8 Comments

Voters in constituencies in Dublin, Cork and Wexford will be heading to the polls.

# fine-gael - Friday 8 November, 2019

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

Nov 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 20,061 Views 29 Comments

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

# fine-gael - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting

Updated Oct 31st 2019, 9:40 PM 49,509 Views 74 Comments

A large number of the party’s members took the secret ballot in a Dun Laoghaire hotel this evening.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election

Updated Oct 30th 2019, 5:21 PM 21,231 Views 106 Comments

Speculation has been mounting in recent days about when the Irish public will go to the polls.

# fine-gael - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Support for Fianna Fáil slips following Dáil voting controversy
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fianna Fáil slips following Dáil voting controversy

Oct 27th 2019, 8:19 AM 14,951 Views 80 Comments

Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country.

# fine-gael - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Fine Gael MEPs criticised for voting against move to enhance rescue operations for migrants
# Europe
# Europe

Fine Gael MEPs criticised for voting against move to enhance rescue operations for migrants

Oct 24th 2019, 8:14 PM 25,983 Views 69 Comments

The EU parliament rejected a vote asking member states to step up efforts to save asylum seekers in the Mediterranean.

# fine-gael - Friday 18 October, 2019

Varadkar says he has confidence in Maria Bailey as a candidate in the next general election
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Varadkar says he has confidence in Maria Bailey as a candidate in the next general election

Updated Oct 18th 2019, 3:10 PM 58,811 Views 147 Comments

A motion of no confidence has been tabled against the Dun Laoghaire TD.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know

Oct 8th 2019, 2:45 PM 166,401 Views 99 Comments

How will today’s announcements affect you?

Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance

Oct 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,658 Views 50 Comments

There is expected to be a package of supports for Bord na Mona workers announced.

# fine-gael - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'I support building houses': Fine Gael TD stands over concerns about 366 new homes in his constituency
# Kildare
# Kildare

'I support building houses': Fine Gael TD stands over concerns about 366 new homes in his constituency

Oct 6th 2019, 1:00 PM 22,882 Views 34 Comments

Bernard Durkan was among 61 people to make an observation about the new scheme.

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,897 Views 44 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# fine-gael - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Taoiseach expected to meet with Boris Johnson next week
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach expected to meet with Boris Johnson next week

Oct 5th 2019, 9:13 PM 11,814 Views 23 Comments

Varadkar said the ‘time is tight” for a Brexit deal to be struck.

# fine-gael - Friday 4 October, 2019

'Slow progress' in Budget talks, as Donohoe confirms he will be dipping into corporation tax take
# Limited Headroom
# Limited Headroom

'Slow progress' in Budget talks, as Donohoe confirms he will be dipping into corporation tax take

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 5:00 PM 30,591 Views 55 Comments

A total of €1.5bn is to be moved into the rainy day fund.

# fine-gael - Sunday 22 September, 2019

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections
# November Gain
# November Gain

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections

Sep 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 19,619 Views 29 Comments

By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.

Jump in support for Sinn Féin, but Fianna Fáil remains most popular party
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Jump in support for Sinn Féin, but Fianna Fáil remains most popular party

Sep 22nd 2019, 10:00 AM 25,868 Views 132 Comments

That’s according to the latest opinion poll.

# fine-gael - Friday 20 September, 2019

FG junior minister Jim Daly announces he will not run in the next election
# Signing Off
# Signing Off

FG junior minister Jim Daly announces he will not run in the next election

Sep 20th 2019, 7:53 AM 15,989 Views 42 Comments

Daly has served as junior minister for mental health and older people for the past two years.

# fine-gael - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections
# Rallying Call
# Rallying Call

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections

Sep 19th 2019, 2:45 PM 11,623 Views 62 Comments

The letter is seen as a rallying call as Fine Gael enters into election mode.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

'Extended and not capped': Fianna Fáil insists help-to-buy scheme must be continued in Budget negotiation talks
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

'Extended and not capped': Fianna Fáil insists help-to-buy scheme must be continued in Budget negotiation talks

Sep 18th 2019, 9:08 AM 9,182 Views 17 Comments

Budget talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are set to intensify in the coming weeks.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget
# Interview
# Interview

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Sep 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 12,998 Views 63 Comments

Martin wants the government to set a target for when it will be fossil-free.

# fine-gael - Monday 16 September, 2019

'Radical' new government strategy to ban single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws
# Cut Waste
# Cut Waste

'Radical' new government strategy to ban single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws

Sep 16th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,616 Views 47 Comments

The plans will see Ireland adhering to a direction from the European Council made in May.

# fine-gael - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Government to put pressure on social media companies over online safety
# Richard Bruton
# Richard Bruton

Government to put pressure on social media companies over online safety

Sep 15th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,541 Views 18 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton said that new legislation will be introduced to regulate social media companies.

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency
# Clár Funding
# Clár Funding

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency

Sep 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,290 Views 80 Comments

Mayo received over 10% of the total money awarded as part of the Clár funding scheme since 2016.