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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 4 October, 2015

#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Friday 2 October, 2015

More women will be in the next Dáil — that would be the case even without gender quotas

With no guarantee that more women on the ballot means more in the Dáil, maybe the entire system needs to change?

# fianna-fail - Thursday 1 October, 2015

We’re about to find out how many Volkswagens in Ireland have been hit by the emissions scandal

The managing director of Volkswagen’s Irish branch is set to appear before the Oireachtas Transport Committee.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

‘A complete joke’: People aren’t happy that Mary Hanafin has been added in Dún Laoghaire

The former minister has been controversially added in Dún Laoghaire

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Leo Varadkar is being accused of leaking his own email

Fianna Fáil says that an email in the Irish Times came about because of ‘self-serving leaks’.

Voters are having none of Micheál Martin’s denials about possible coalition partners

A new poll shows that six out of 10 people don’t believe the Fianna Fáil leader.

# fianna-fail - Monday 28 September, 2015

Mary Hanafin will NOT be Fianna Fáil’s candidate in Dún Laoghaire*

*For now at least as members pick councillor Cormac Devlin to contest the general election.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Enda is the most popular leader in the country, but it’s not all good news for him

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

On their first day back TDs had a row and Enda opened a newsroom

A long and eventful day in Leinster House.

You could hear this TD’s ringing endorsement of Enda all over Leinster House


Fianna Fáil will NOT hold a referendum on the 8th

The party will not initiate any vote on the controversial constitutional amendment.

Micheál Martin says a gun was put to Martin Callinan’s head

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# fianna-fail - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Enda Kenny isn’t out of the woods yet over Fennelly

The Taoiseach will face a motion of no confidence this week.

How would Charlie Haughey have handled the water charges debacle? Way Beyond Our Means This post contains videos

How would Charlie Haughey have handled the water charges debacle?

Seán Haughey talks about the RTÉ drama, his father’s legacy and how he would’ve handled a modern day controversy.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 17 September, 2015

‘Politics is a bug that you can’t kill, but hopefully I’ll be able to kill it eventually’ Haughey's Return This post contains videos

‘Politics is a bug that you can’t kill, but hopefully I’ll be able to kill it eventually’

Seán Haughey talked Deirdre Heney, his election hopes and his political obsession today.

Women only: Fianna Fáil issues a controversial order to Dublin members

Two controversial gender directives have been issued today.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

More than a quarter of people say abortion will sway their vote

The 8th Amendment looks set to be a big issue at the next general election.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Sinn Féin beats Renua AND Fianna Fáil in the policy wars

The row that rumbles on.

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.

# fianna-fail - Monday 14 September, 2015

Micheál Martin: I’m the only alternative Taoiseach to Enda Kenny

The Fianna Fáil leader was fighting his corner this morning.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Latest opinion poll sees jump in support for Fine Gael and Labour

This should be welcome news to the parties who saw a fall off in support back in July.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Fire engine damaged after youths throw rocks and bottles

The attack has been described as “unacceptable”.

The spend on emergency accommodation has already hit €4.5m for 2015

Dublin City Council’s spend in 2012 was just €455k.

‘Sad and awful’: Haughey return sparks anger at Micheál Martin

The decision to add Seán Haughey to the Fianna Fáil ticket in Dublin Bay North has angered his running mate.

# fianna-fail - Monday 7 September, 2015

# fianna-fail - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled to discuss the refugee crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled to discuss the refugee crisis?

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin want it to happen.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Does Bertie still hold sway in his old stomping ground?

An intriguing battle is underway in Dublin Central.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Renua spent nearly €30k trying (and failing) to get this man elected

SIPO has released details of expenditure in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Why are all these Fianna Fáil-ers making a comeback?

Analysis: Fianna Fáil wants to blood new candidates but is also relying on the old guard in some constituencies.

Conor Lenihan is Fianna Fáil’s latest comeback kid

The former junior minister has been approached about running in Roscommon.

# fianna-fail - Monday 24 August, 2015

Sinn Féin hits back at ‘cynical and wholly self-serving’ attacks

Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams are coming in for criticism this morning.

Can Fianna Fáil ‘Cope’ with this ex-minister’s comeback?

Pat The Cope Gallagher is seeking the Fianna Fáil nomination in Donegal.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Will these men lose out in Fianna Fáil’s desperate hunt for women?

Two constituencies could prove particularly problematic for the party.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 20 August, 2015

‘Every time Alan Kelly picks up the phone to a journalist, the Irish Water policy changes’

The government – and particularly Alan Kelly – are getting hammered over the latest controversy.

# fianna-fail - Monday 17 August, 2015

Is this the only possible government after the next election?

Analysis: On current polls and seat projections the current government will not be re-elected. So what’s the alternative?

This Sinn Féin senator went slightly off-message today

In contrast to party colleagues, Kathryn Reilly didn’t rule out the possibility of Sinn Féin entering coalition with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

Is Renua just ripping off Fianna Fáil’s policies?

The party launched another reform proposal today.

# fianna-fail - Friday 14 August, 2015

The next general election? You should trust the bookies a lot more than the opinion polls…

The polls got things badly wrong prior to the UK general election, and this is a trend that’s set to continue argues John Byrne.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Sinn Féin hits back at ‘cult’ allegations

Can you sense a general election coming on?

# fianna-fail - Monday 10 August, 2015

One in three kids hospitalised with mental health issues treated in adult wards

The practice can be “very frightening” for young people, according to one expert.

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