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Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil

Previously the largest political party in Ireland, and currently the third largest in the Oireachtas. The party has spent most of its existence in power, and was in government between 1997 and 2011.

# fianna-fail - Yesterday’s News

Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?

The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?

# fianna-fail - Monday 25 August, 2014

LIVE: Watch the State funeral of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds RIP

LIVE: Watch the State funeral of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds

The former taoiseach will be laid to rest with full military honours.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 24 August, 2014

5 stories that tell us what type of taoiseach Albert Reynolds was

Reynolds’ press secretary Seán Duignan wrote perhaps the definitive account of his time as taoiseach.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Lying in repose of Albert Reynolds at Dublin’s Mansion House today

A book of condolences will also be opened at the Oak Room. A State Funeral is being arranged for Monday.

# fianna-fail - Friday 22 August, 2014

Father Brian D’Arcy to lead prayers at State Funeral of Albert Reynolds

The former Taoiseach will lie in repose at the Mansion House in Dublin tomorrow ahead of Monday’s ceremony.

From The Daily Edge Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel Dempsey was looking very well on the news last night… Body Swap

Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel Dempsey was looking very well on the news last night…

A bit different from when we last saw him, though.

How Albert Reynolds made Ireland a fairer place for gay people

Reynolds’ government presided over the fist steps towards ending discrimination against the gay and lesbian community.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Opinion: Reynolds was utterly instrumental to the peace process – it is no small achievement RIP

Opinion: Reynolds was utterly instrumental to the peace process – it is no small achievement

As I sit here in Belfast, there are no British soldiers patrolling the streets and paramilitaries no longer conduct massive bombing campaigns because of the leadership of people like Albert Reynolds.

Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis Third Secret Of Fatima This post contains videos

Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis

It’s 1981 and the Minister for Transport is in the thick of a major stand off at a French airport.

Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds has passed away

The former Fianna Fáil politician led the country between 1992 and 1994.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 17 August, 2014

5 former Fianna Fáil ministers who could make a comeback

The field of former Fianna Fáil ministers who could make a comeback is relatively small. We’ve been finding out why.

# fianna-fail - Friday 15 August, 2014

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early – but what does that mean?

Early repayment could save hundreds of millions every year – but could also be a political minefield.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Fianna Fáil attacks “gold-plated bonus culture” at Irish Water as costs are revealed

The Sunday Business Post reports that costs at the utility are twice that of companies in the UK.

Here’s what Seán Gallagher and Micheál Martin looked like when they had a bit more hair…

Ógra Fianna Fáil was a hip and happening organisation in 1984.

From Business ETC “Second class Euro membership”: Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote Voting Rights

“Second class Euro membership”: Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 9 August, 2014

He might be back: Fianna Fáil’s Conor Lenihan won’t rule out a return to politics

He has also said that the bank guarantee “wasn’t a terrible policy”.

# fianna-fail - Monday 4 August, 2014

Here’s how many times Garth Brooks was mentioned in Leinster House last month…

Did you guess ‘between three and five times’?… Nope, higher. Much higher.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Sinn Féin is just 1% behind Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll

And, we’re warning you now, the public were also asked about Garth Brooks in this Sunday Independent/Millward Brown survey.

Runners and riders: Here’s who’s vying to take Ming’s old seat in the upcoming by-election

Turfcutter Michael Fitzmaurice is emerging as the Ming-backed candidate, while the main parties are also busy making preparations ahead of the contest…

# fianna-fail - Monday 28 July, 2014

Ivor Callely sentenced to five months in prison

The ex-Senator pleaded guilty to making a false expenses claims.

Willie O’Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment

A former Fianna Fáil colleague of jailed Ivor Callely has been speaking today.

The Callely Controversies: From Fianna Fáil favourite to five months in prison

The former Fianna Fáil minister has been jailed for five months. But why has he proved such a controversial figure over the years?

# fianna-fail - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Poll: Should Irish politicians come back to debate the Israel-Gaza crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish politicians come back to debate the Israel-Gaza crisis?

They’re officially off for the summer but there have been calls for both the Dáil and the Seanad to hold debates on the topic.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned from the Electric Picnic of politics

Where do politicos, academics and Oireachtas nerds spend their summer holidays? In Glenties of course…

# fianna-fail - Friday 25 July, 2014

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil want to call TDs back from their holidays to talk about Gaza

Gerry Adams has written to Enda Kenny asking for the Dáil to be recalled.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Runners and riders update: Here’s who’s vying to take Brian Hayes’ vacant Dáil seat Dsw

Runners and riders update: Here’s who’s vying to take Brian Hayes’ vacant Dáil seat

FF and FG have named their candidates, while there’s only one name on Labour’s list… Here’s how it’s shaping up in the battle for Dublin South West.

Mary Coughlan: A lot of people would like me to go back into politics – but I’m not sure

Coughlan also admitted this morning that a lot of people thought she was out of her depth as Tánaiste.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Government needs to articulate Ireland’s “outrage” to Israeli ambassador— Martin

Micheál Martin, who served as Foreign Affairs Minsiter from 2008 to 2011, says the Israeli action is “completely disproportionate”.

No decision yet: Sentencing of former minister Ivor Callely delayed

The ex-Senator has already pleaded guilty to making a false expenses claims.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 17 July, 2014

A senator wants something done about ‘raucous seagulls stealing children’s lollipops’

“It seems the seagulls have lost the run of themselves completely,” Ned O’Sullivan said in the Seanad today.

# fianna-fail - Friday 11 July, 2014

‘How often does the Labour Party roll over?’ – FF say water and property taxes are now Labour’s problem

Micheal Martin says the new Tánaiste’s negotiations went badly.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Brooks the talk of Leinster House: GAA, Aiken & Council to be grilled over concert fiasco

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach says the Government would be criticised for overruling residents and the Council if it introduced emergency legislation…

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

‘No questions about it, the Free Travel pass is safe’

However, a review is taking place, something which Joan Burton makes “no apology” about it.

Taoiseach: Garth Brooks cancellation a shock to the economy and our reputation

Enda Kenny claimed that the gigs could have been worth “a quarter of billion” to Dublin’s economy.

Willie O’Dea tried to make hay while the sun shone… And the thunder rolled

All the ministers were meeting behind closed doors — a perfect time, thought Fianna Fáil, to schedule a press op.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?

Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Taoiseach accused of ‘insulting’ morbidly obese people

Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.

‘Good cop/bad cop’ claims lead to call for banking inquiry to ‘remove cloak of secrecy’

Claims and counter-claims have led to a split among members of the inquiry and a call for the investigation into the banking collapse to move into public session.

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