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# McNulty-gate

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# gender balance
After the reshuffle snub and McNulty-gate, what's it like to be a woman in Fine Gael?
We asked backbencher Aine Collins.
# Enda's world
Enda: I don’t live in a world where people only tell you nice things
The Taoiseach has hit back at claims there is an atmosphere of non-criticism in Fine Gael.
# Frankly speaking
Frank Flannery was pretty astounded with the way Fine Gael handled McNulty-gate
The former Fine Gael strategist has had his say on McNulty-gate.
# Notes on a scandal
Here is John McNulty's handwritten note accepting his controversial state board appointment
The former Fine Gael Seanad candidate’s nomination to the board of IMMA caused a huge political crisis recently.
# New Job
Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton
Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.
# ring-gate
Fine Gael TD claims that €10k diamond ring story leaked to cause him harm
Séan Conlan has been responding to a story on the front of the Irish Independent today.
Voices
Opinion: The McNulty affair shows political reform has misplaced focus
Appointing party members to state boards is actually defensible in many ways, writes Eoin O’Malley.
# Seanad
Fine Gael's John McNulty has lost the Seanad by-election - and here's who beat him
Former TUI president Gerard Craughwell is the country’s newest senator.
# McNulty-gate
John McNulty goes back to running his shop as Enda says he didn't vote for him
The reluctant candidate could yet win the Seanad by-election on Friday.
# McNulty-gate
Minister: It would be a 'cop out' to reveal Fine Gael official
Minister of State for Skills Damien English says that it’s a party matter.
# baptism of fire
Heather Humphreys had another bad afternoon answering questions on 'McNulty-gate'
The relatively new Arts Minister continues to face questions over the John McNulty debacle.
It turns out 'an awful lot of people' have already voted for John McNulty
Even though the Fine Gael candidate has effectively withdrawn from the race.
# McNulty-gate
Enda: I can't name the Fine Gael official because they'd be pilloried
The Taoiseach is this evening facing his parliamentary party for the first time since the John McNulty controversy broke.
# THE NEVERENDING STORY
'This story is unravelling as it gets made up': Yep, they're still talking 'McNulty-gate' in the Dáil
Enda Kenny faced more questions today on the circumstances surrounding John McNulty’s appointment to a state board.
# He's out
GONE: John McNulty has withdrawn from the Seanad by-election
The Fine Gael nominee for the upper house has said contesting the election would distract from the “critical work of government”.
# McNulty-gate
McNulty met with FG officials before Seanad race withdrawal - but says he wasn't pushed
The Minister for Arts also said that McNulty wasn’t a Seanad candidate when she appointed him to the board of IMMA.
# Another Fine Mess
Here's why Enda Kenny now has a BIG problem in the Seanad
Analysis: The coalition does not have a majority in the upper house and won’t now that John McNulty has withdrawn from the by-election race.
# State boards
None of Enda Kenny's cabinet colleagues asked him to explain 'McNulty-gate' today
Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin has announced changes to the way state board appointments are made today.
# State boards
Joan Burton is glad Enda Kenny apologised over 'McNulty-gate'
Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin will be bringing a memorandum to Government on this issue.
# McNulty-gate
McNulty appears as IMMA board member on Seanad ballot paper - even though he's resigned
The controversy over Fine Gael’s pick for the vacant Seanad seat is rumbling on.
# IMMA
Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate
Micheál Martin believes “very fundamental questions” still need to be answered.
# Poll
Poll: Who do you blame most for the John McNulty scandal?
The affair is going away, but who shoulders the most blame?
# McNulty-gate
Minister claims "no connection" between McNulty board appointment and Seanad nomination
The opposition claim that the controversy is growing ‘shabbier by the day’.
# McNulty-gate
8 things you need to know about Fine Gael's Seanad shambles... and why it matters
A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.
# All his fault
'Not my finest hour': Enda Kenny says he takes all the blame for McNulty-gate
The Taoiseach has said he takes full responsibility for the controversy surrounding John McNulty’s nomination to the Seanad.
# McNulty-gate
FG TD thinks McNulty appointment is 'stroke politics at its worst'... and he's not the only one
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has sought to play down the John McNulty controversy today.
# McNulty-gate
Overlooked Seanad hopeful Samantha Long quits Fine Gael, says party is ignoring females
Meanwhile, Micheál Martin has called for the Seanad by-election process to be re-run.