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#Think-In

# think-in - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 4:50 PM 44,076 Views 124 Comments

Sinn Féin is set to table a motion of no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney tomorrow.

# think-in - Monday 13 September, 2021

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'
# Reset
# Reset

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 36,606 Views 87 Comments

The FG leader said it was time to “refresh, regroup and reset”.

# think-in - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Criticism levelled at Taoiseach at party meeting, discussion described as 'honest and tense'

Criticism levelled at Taoiseach at party meeting, discussion described as 'honest and tense'

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 11:05 PM 30,790 Views 60 Comments

The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party has been having a marathon meeting in Co Cavan.

Micheál Martin insists he will take up the role of Tánaiste at the end of next year

Micheál Martin insists he will take up the role of Tánaiste at the end of next year

Sep 9th 2021, 4:42 PM 29,493 Views 32 Comments

Members are being asked to put their mobile devices in a container at the side of the room at today’s meeting.

# think-in - Monday 6 September, 2021

Social Democrats have 'no desire' to merge with the Labour Party
# Party Meeting
# Party Meeting

Social Democrats have 'no desire' to merge with the Labour Party

Sep 6th 2021, 6:06 PM 13,587 Views 34 Comments

Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall confirmed that it is their intention to lead the party into the next general election.

# think-in - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Micheál Martin says there would 'need to be' a carbon tax in Budget 2020
# Budget Talks
# Budget Talks

Micheál Martin says there would 'need to be' a carbon tax in Budget 2020

Sep 10th 2019, 10:06 AM 16,080 Views 118 Comments

A climate change focus in the Budget will be necessary, said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

# think-in - Monday 3 September, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald says she would meet Trump while he visits Ireland
# Sinn Féin Think-in
# Sinn Féin Think-in

Mary Lou McDonald says she would meet Trump while he visits Ireland

Sep 3rd 2018, 3:30 PM 17,150 Views 62 Comments

McDonald said the party will join the protests against the visit of the US President this November.

# think-in - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP
# Rulebook
# Rulebook

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Sep 13th 2017, 2:06 PM 15,596 Views 83 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

# think-in - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

'They need to cop on': Fianna Fáil denies it's biding its time to bring the government down
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

'They need to cop on': Fianna Fáil denies it's biding its time to bring the government down

Sep 20th 2016, 6:20 AM 10,155 Views 57 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin said the government had to stop looking over its shoulder and lead.

# think-in - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go
# Think-In
# Think-In

'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go

Sep 13th 2016, 1:37 PM 10,815 Views 35 Comments

Enda Kenny said this is not a time to “mess around”.

# think-in - Monday 12 September, 2016

Purpose of Fine Gael election campaign review is not to 'hang, draw or quarter'
# FG Think-In
# FG Think-In

Purpose of Fine Gael election campaign review is not to 'hang, draw or quarter'

Sep 12th 2016, 7:08 PM 8,090 Views 37 Comments

Two reports reviewing the party’s election performance were discussed at today’s Fine Gael think-in in Kildare.

Will Enda Kenny use his newfound 'mojo' to sack John Halligan?
# You're Fired
# You're Fired

Will Enda Kenny use his newfound 'mojo' to sack John Halligan?

Sep 12th 2016, 4:29 PM 13,284 Views 62 Comments

“I expect John Halligan to do his job,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today.

# think-in - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Can Micheál Martin really become the next Taoiseach?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Can Micheál Martin really become the next Taoiseach?

Sep 15th 2015, 6:00 AM 19,075 Views 118 Comments

Analysis: It would have been inconceivable after 2011 that Fianna Fáil could return to government so soon. But it might happen.

# think-in - Friday 11 September, 2015

Enda Kenny wants five more years. After that? 'God knows'
# The Long(ish) Haul
# The Long(ish) Haul

Enda Kenny wants five more years. After that? 'God knows'

Sep 11th 2015, 3:55 PM 15,210 Views 160 Comments

The Fine Gael leader is gearing up to lead the country once more.

Can Sinn Féin lead the next government?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Can Sinn Féin lead the next government?

Sep 11th 2015, 9:00 AM 20,272 Views 262 Comments

Analysis: Controversies aren’t harming Sinn Féin in the polls and its message is resonating with more and more voters across the country.

# think-in - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Can Fine Gael dare to dream of an overall majority?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Can Fine Gael dare to dream of an overall majority?

Sep 10th 2015, 1:25 PM 14,962 Views 155 Comments

Analysis: Ahead of its last think-in before the election, some in Fine Gael quietly believe history can be made. But can it really?

# think-in - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Lucinda: Fine Gael wanted me to be a good girl
# That Woman
# That Woman

Lucinda: Fine Gael wanted me to be a good girl

Sep 3rd 2015, 12:04 PM 12,114 Views 63 Comments

The Renua leader has some strong words for her former colleagues.

# think-in - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

There's a "real risk" that the Banking Inquiry could collapse
# Warning
# Warning

There's a "real risk" that the Banking Inquiry could collapse

Sep 17th 2014, 9:10 AM 10,559 Views 36 Comments

An early General Election or lengthy court proceedings could scupper the work of the inquiry entirely, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is warning.

# think-in - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil's gender issues, and 4 other things we learned from the party's think-in...
# Election Mode
# Election Mode

Fianna Fáil's gender issues, and 4 other things we learned from the party's think-in...

Sep 16th 2014, 8:30 PM 5,513 Views 16 Comments

How do they encourage more women to run for the Dáil? Micheál wants to be Taoiseach – but with which party’s backing? Here’s how things went, down in Roscommon…

Having ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, would Fianna Fáil go into coalition with Labour?
# Micheál Says
# Micheál Says

Having ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, would Fianna Fáil go into coalition with Labour?

Sep 16th 2014, 2:15 PM 7,225 Views 58 Comments

Micheál Martin’s been pressed on potential coalition partners again this afternoon.

We need to get ready for "one last gasp of austerity" in 2015 --- economist
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

We need to get ready for "one last gasp of austerity" in 2015 --- economist

Sep 16th 2014, 11:57 AM 10,231 Views 99 Comments

The quarterly water charge set to hit households from January will effectively “suck” money out of the system, economist Tom McDonnell says.

Joan Burton: 'Eamon is here and in very good form'

Joan Burton: 'Eamon is here and in very good form'

Sep 16th 2014, 9:53 AM 5,419 Views 17 Comments

There’s no grudge being held, it seems.

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator
# Gender Politics
# Gender Politics

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator

Sep 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,016 Views 60 Comments

Gender quotas are coming in at the next General Election. What will that mean for parties? FF are looking at the detail…

# think-in - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Think-ins, smackdowns and desperation: Winners and losers (and one for you to decide) from the political week...
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Think-ins, smackdowns and desperation: Winners and losers (and one for you to decide) from the political week...

Sep 13th 2014, 6:30 PM 8,665 Views 8 Comments

David Cameron’s in the firing line for travelling north, Mary Lou’s in the headlines for flying Down Under, and we’re not sure what to make of Leo…

# think-in - Friday 12 September, 2014

Loose Lips Leo and 4 other things we learned at the Fine Gael 'think-in'
# Get Your Think On
# Get Your Think On

Loose Lips Leo and 4 other things we learned at the Fine Gael 'think-in'

Sep 12th 2014, 3:46 PM 8,216 Views 8 Comments

The Fine Gael parliamentary party gathered in picturesque Fota Island to talk the economy, elections and Leo…

Public row? what public row?.. Enda's trying to draw a line under the Varadkar spat
# Enda Story
# Enda Story

Public row? what public row?.. Enda's trying to draw a line under the Varadkar spat

Sep 12th 2014, 9:49 AM 8,510 Views 30 Comments

The Taoiseach’s latest comments on the health service follow fresh warnings from Department officials about possible bed closures.

# think-in - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Gerry Adams wants to see more all-island "joinedey-upness" in Sinn Féin
# Think-in Ahead
# Think-in Ahead

Gerry Adams wants to see more all-island "joinedey-upness" in Sinn Féin

Sep 11th 2014, 9:40 AM 9,230 Views 113 Comments

Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are gathering this morning for their party think-ins, taking place in Termonfeckin and Cork, respectively.

# think-in - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Enda Kenny: 'I feel the people's pain'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Enda Kenny: 'I feel the people's pain'

Sep 17th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,712 Views 229 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that the Budget is going to be tough no matter what but that the coalition would aim to deliver it “in as fair a way as possible”.

# think-in - Monday 16 September, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Sep 16th 2013, 11:15 PM 18,082 Views 7 Comments

Get up to speed on the mass shooting in Washington DC, the latest word from Michael Noonan on the Budget and the major child abuse investigation under way in Northern Ireland.

Noonan: We might have some leeway if figures ahead of Budget are positive
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Noonan: We might have some leeway if figures ahead of Budget are positive

Sep 16th 2013, 11:04 PM 9,391 Views 85 Comments

Michael Noonan indicated there may be a Budget adjustment of less than €3.1 billion if there’s good news contained in two key sets of data, but he said the final figure had not yet been decided.

Gilmore: The Irish people aren't going to punish the party that solved the crisis
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Gilmore: The Irish people aren't going to punish the party that solved the crisis

Sep 16th 2013, 9:19 AM 8,865 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste has defended the Labour Party’s record in government and said that Joan Burton is doing a “fabulous job”.

# think-in - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Pics: Fine Gael TDs climb Croagh Patrick... one of them runs back down
# Think-In
# Think-In

Pics: Fine Gael TDs climb Croagh Patrick... one of them runs back down

Sep 11th 2012, 9:57 PM 15,012 Views 56 Comments

All the way up, and all the way down…

Enda Kenny: Croke Park Agreement has a lot done, but more to do
# Think-In
# Think-In

Enda Kenny: Croke Park Agreement has a lot done, but more to do

Sep 11th 2012, 11:24 AM 3,780 Views 61 Comments

The Taoiseach also refused to discuss a possible reshuffle among Fine Gael front benchers.

# think-in - Monday 12 September, 2011

FFers have to pay for stay during party think-in
# Think-In
# Think-In

FFers have to pay for stay during party think-in

Sep 12th 2011, 9:07 AM 1,117 Views 20 Comments

As Fianna Fáil members meet to discuss the social impact of the recession, they feel the pinch themselves after being asked to pay for their own accommodation.

# think-in - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Taoiseach: “Everything is on the table” in December’s Budget
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Taoiseach: “Everything is on the table” in December’s Budget

Sep 7th 2011, 9:54 AM 1,179 Views 51 Comments

Enda Kenny says his government is ‘prepared to be radical’ in the Budget – and refuses to clearly rule out raising income taxes.

# think-in - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

FG begins think-in as Gilmore warns of tough budget
# Think-In
# Think-In

FG begins think-in as Gilmore warns of tough budget

Sep 6th 2011, 8:03 AM 446 Views 31 Comments

As Fine Gael begins its meeting in Galway, Eamon Gilmore tells a Labour think-in that there is “no manual” to deal with this crisis.

# think-in - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

“It’s well known that the Taoiseach suffers from congestion sometimes”
# Boozy Brian?
# Boozy Brian?

“It’s well known that the Taoiseach suffers from congestion sometimes”

Sep 14th 2010, 12:31 PM 596 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil ministers rally around the ‘hoarse’ and ‘congested’ Taoiseach after his controversial Morning Ireland interview.