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#Think-In

# think-in - This year 2022

All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December

Sep 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,120 Views 22 Comments

A number of TDs and senators said the Fianna Fáil party think-in would be Micheál Martin’s last as party leader.

Green Party believes being in Government is 'right thing to do for the country'
# Think-In
# Think-In

Green Party believes being in Government is 'right thing to do for the country'

Sep 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 18,806 Views 120 Comments

The Green Party is holding its think-in today in Co Clare as the Dáil returns from its summer recess.

# think-in - Last year 2021

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

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 4:50 PM 44,353 Views 124 Comments

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

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 36,762 Views 86 Comments

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

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 30,893 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 29,647 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.

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 13,684 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 - All time

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 16,118 Views 118 Comments

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

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 17,226 Views 62 Comments

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

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 15,671 Views 83 Comments

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

'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 10,256 Views 57 Comments

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

'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 10,839 Views 35 Comments

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

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 8,114 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 13,373 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Can Micheál Martin really become the next Taoiseach?

Sep 15th 2015, 6:00 AM 19,095 Views 118 Comments

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

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 15,227 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 20,284 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.

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 14,987 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?

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 12,139 Views 63 Comments

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

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 10,578 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.

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 5,536 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 7,243 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 10,255 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 5,450 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 8,046 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-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 8,684 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…

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 8,253 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 8,533 Views 30 Comments

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

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 9,254 Views 113 Comments

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

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 11,733 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”.

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

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Sep 16th 2013, 11:15 PM 18,105 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 9,414 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 8,885 Views 150 Comments

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

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 15,040 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 3,799 Views 61 Comments

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

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 1,124 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.

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 1,215 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.

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 457 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.

“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 615 Views 0 Comments

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