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# Think-In

This month
September 2023
Mary Lou McDonald says best government would be one 'without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael'
Sinn Féin is holding its think-in in Dublin today to strategise ahead of the new Dáil term as elections loom.
Varadkar welcomes SocDems position on working with Fine Gael after next election
The Taoiseach seemed to reject the Social Democrat leader’s assertion that he is “out of touch”.
Talk of cutting taxes are an attempt to 'buy votes', says Holly Cairns
Cairns said the Social Democrats are not in favour of cutting USC “at this time”.
Last year
All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December
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'
The Green Party is holding its think-in today in Co Clare as the Dáil returns from its summer recess.
All time
Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco
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'
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'
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
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
Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall confirmed that it is their intention to lead the party into the next general election.
Micheál Martin says there would 'need to be' a carbon tax in Budget 2020
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
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
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
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
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'
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?
“I expect John Halligan to do his job,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today.
Can Micheál Martin really become the next Taoiseach?
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 Fine Gael leader is gearing up to lead the country once more.
Can Sinn Féin lead the next government?
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: 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
The Renua leader has some strong words for her former colleagues.
There's a "real risk" that the Banking Inquiry could collapse
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...
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 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
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'
There’s no grudge being held, it seems.
Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator
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...
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'
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
All the way up, and all the way down…
Enda Kenny: Croke Park Agreement has a lot done, but more to do
The Taoiseach also refused to discuss a possible reshuffle among Fine Gael front benchers.
FFers have to pay for stay during party think-in
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.