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#swing-gate

# swing-gate - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

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

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

# swing-gate - Friday 15 November, 2019

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

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

# swing-gate - Thursday 14 November, 2019

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

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

# swing-gate - Friday 1 November, 2019

'I don't know how she's still standing': Doherty sympathetic to Bailey but declines to express election support

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

# swing-gate - Friday 18 October, 2019

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

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

# swing-gate - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Maria Bailey resigns as chair of two more Oireachtas committees following 'swing-gate'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last month sacked Bailey from the position of chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing.

# swing-gate - 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.

# swing-gate - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Calls for Josepha Madigan to give fuller account of her part in ‘swing-gate’

Minister Bruton says Madigan has no further questions to answer in relation to case.

# swing-gate - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review Swing-gate This post contains videos

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review

The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

# swing-gate - Friday 5 July, 2019

Pressure mounts on Taoiseach to publish internal report into Maria Bailey swing fall case

Varadakr said he cannot publish the report.

# swing-gate - Friday 31 May, 2019

'I wasn't sneering': Ross says he wasn't 'having a go' at Maria Bailey with swing photo

The minister said Bailey taking out an insurance claim after falling off a swing at a Dublin hotel was ‘a mistake’.

# swing-gate - 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.

Maria Bailey won't chair Oireachtas meeting this morning as talks with Taoiseach loom

Speaking this morning, Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin said “we can all guess the answer” as to why Bailey wouldn’t chair the meeting.

# swing-gate - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Taoiseach to meet Maria Bailey 'as early as tomorrow' to discuss swing fall insurance claim

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Bailey has caused “reputational damage” to the party.

# swing-gate - Monday 27 May, 2019

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.