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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 - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Am I bothered? Micheál Martin says Bertie’s comments about him are ‘not a big deal’

Bertie Ahern is reported to have said he doesn’t “think much” of the current Fianna Fáil leader at a recent party event in his former stronghold.

Tánaiste: If there’s one thing I can’t be accused of, it’s making decisions that court popularity

Eamon Gilmore acknowledged he’s not exactly Mr Popular in the Dáil this afternoon as the water charges row rumbled on.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

85,200 young people in Ireland are ‘neither earning nor learning’

There was a bit of argy-bargy between Willie O’Dea and Minister Joan Burton this morning.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

How much will you pay for water? You’ll be told ‘in good time’ says Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny was grilled by opposition leaders on reports that households will face a €100 standing charge for water when rates come in later this year.

Labour Youth admit: Our posters break the law – but we’re prepared to pay the fine

The Labour youth wing appears unconcerned that its posters break the law as it slammed Fianna Fáil’s “hypocrisy” today, but the opposition party hit back saying there is a “crisis at the heart of the Labour Party”.

‘More people and more vehicles’: Fianna Fáil’s solution to the ‘crisis’ in the ambulance service

The party has tabled a motion on the ambulance service for debate in the Dáil tonight and tomorrow and reckons that the service needs 400 extra staff.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 12 April, 2014

‘It’s a really serious job’: Thomas Byrne on why he’d like to be an MEP and poll number ‘concerns’

The Fianna Fáil senator is bullish about his chances of being elected to the European Parliament next month.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people are treated every year for alcohol abuse?

# fianna-fail - Friday 4 April, 2014

Taoiseach and Minister not fazed by poor show in opinion polls

Enda Kenny noted: “At the end of our period in office people will judge us.”

# fianna-fail - Thursday 3 April, 2014

FF and FG are neck-and-neck in the latest poll

Some good news for Micheál Martin tonight. For FG and Labour, not so much…

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51

Follow events from the Dáil this evening…

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

AS IT HAPPENED: Tonight’s Alan Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate

Follow events from the Dáil this evening…

Senators’ attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails

Fianna Fáil will attempt to bring Marie Whelan before the upper house later today – but they already failed with a similar attempt last week.

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# fianna-fail - Monday 31 March, 2014

Criminals are engaging in less burglary but more kidnapping

New crime figures show that, on the whole, crime is down but road deaths remain high.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Both Government parties down as Sinn Féin surges in latest poll

Support for Labour has fallen under 10 per cent yet again, while Sinn Féin is now just one point behind Fianna Fáil.

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

# fianna-fail - Friday 28 March, 2014

Minister nominated for ‘brass neck of the year’ as TDs row about Seanad reform

Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

“No, is the answer.” – Taoiseach won’t ask Minister Alan Shatter to resign

Opposition leaders called him to ask Minister Shatter to withdraw remarks made regarding whistleblowers.

“The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall”: Calls for Minister Shatter to quit

Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.

# fianna-fail - Monday 24 March, 2014

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?

Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?

Here’s the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD ECB

Here’s the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD

Responding to queries from the finance spokesperson, Draghi said that ‘the viability of nationalised banks’ needs to be addressed.

Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade

Former Fianna Fáil member burns bridges with party as he launches Independent election campaign.

Here’s who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty’s resignation

These are the runners and riders after the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty at the weekend.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. TheJournal.ie reveals all…

‘It doesn’t have to be like this’: Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative

The Fianna Fáil leader has delivered a keynote speech to delegates at the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight, criticising the government’s policies towards the elderly and said the party will oppose universal health insurance.

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil

A motion that called for the government to be given the right to shut down a social media site if it leads to the death of a citizen was defeated by delegates on day two of the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney.

‘Hogan has some nerve, I don’t take any lectures from him’: Martin hits back in gerrymander row

The Fianna Fáil leader is engaged in a war of words with the Environment Minister over the redrawing of the local election boundaries.

# fianna-fail - Friday 21 March, 2014

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’

No surprise that the Environment Minister isn’t popular at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which is under way in Killarney this evening.

Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: ‘I got it wrong’

The Fianna Fáil leader has said that the Taoiseach is trying to shut down the controversy surrounding remarks made by the Garda Commissioner about two whistleblowers.

Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Delegates at the party’s 75th annual Ard Fheis will vote on everything from disability quotas in politics to legalising marijuana.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From Business ETC News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis ‘akin to Russian roulette’ Arrears

News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis ‘akin to Russian roulette’

“One bank’s sustainable solution could be another bank’s unsustainable mortgage leading to repossession proceedings,” Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today.

Fianna Fáil TD admits party is ‘very disappointed’ about lack of female candidates

Less than one in five of the party’s candidates in May’s elections are women.

# fianna-fail - Monday 17 March, 2014

Next in line: The chairs of youth political wings

Their senior counterparts lead the coalition government and the largest opposition party in the country, but what do Ireland’s future political leaders make of it all?

# fianna-fail - Friday 14 March, 2014

Dublin off licences urged not to sell booze before 4pm on Paddy’s Day Locked Out This post contains a poll

Dublin off licences urged not to sell booze before 4pm on Paddy’s Day

Off licences in the north inner city have had this agreement with gardaí over the last few years and councillor Mary Fitzpatrick wants others to follow suit.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From ‘Mighty Mouse’ to ‘Church Mouse’: Dara Calleary on Enda Kenny’s week

The Fianna Fáil TD said the Taoiseach’s ‘army of spin doctors’ played up Frank Flannery’s resignation but stayed silent on Alan Shatter.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Pat ‘The Cope’: Fianna Fáil’s European election strategy could be ‘dangerous’

The veteran MEP will be one of two Fianna Fáil candidates running in the vast Midlands-North West constituency in the European elections this May.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Flannery to quit philanthropy body, accused of ‘metaphorically giving two fingers’ to PAC

The former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab board member is also facing calls to come before the Public Accounts Committee.

‘Two weeks of backslapping is really over the top and it’s quite unprecedented’

The government has admitted that legislation is not ready to come before the house as the Dáil again spends several hours this week debating the government’s priorities for the year ahead.

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