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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Saturday 23 September, 2017

# fianna-fail - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil aren't happy with Leo's tender to review the government's image

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been putting a focus on how his government is perceived by the public.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Fine Gael is riding high in the latest opinion poll

It’s good news all round for Leo Varadkar this morning.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'The British don't care that every strand of the Good Friday Agreement is undermined by Brexit'

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said her party want to be in government on both sides of the border.

# fianna-fail - Monday 4 September, 2017

'You’ve seen three people unfortunately die' - Fianna Fáil defends planned tax cut for builders

Barry Cowen TD thinks the proposal will stimulate construction.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'A very significant sum of money': The HSE is spending a lot more than it planned on agency staff

In the first six months of the year, the HSE spent just over €180 million on agency staff.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'I would place more emphasis on what Michael O’Leary says than I would what Minister Ross will'

Fianna Fáil is calling for action to protect the aviation industry after Brexit.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%

A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly does.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 30 July, 2017

The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises

“We are working towards increasing the pension in the next budget,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 29 July, 2017

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans

The HSE said it’s been “working to establish a system to track waiting lists for a range of diagnostic procedures”.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 23 July, 2017

New poll shows Irish Government at its highest approval ratings since 2011

The election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach seems to have had a positive effect on the electorate from Fine Gael’s point of view.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Varadkar fails to get boost with latest poll showing drop in support for Fine Gael

The results are expected to dampen any desire the Taoiseach may have had about calling an early election.

'The big thing is I can vote for myself' - Here's what boundary changes mean for some TDs

We’re getting two more TDs and one less constituency.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'

An issue had arisen whereby planning permission granted for large-scale housing developments during the recession could run out, forcing workers to down tools.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Leo says he wants to cut income tax, with Fianna Fáil's help

Varadkar says there may be ‘hidden fiscal space’ he can use.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil wants to bring back town councils - three years after we scrapped them

Town councils were abolished by former Minister Phil Hogan in 2014.

# fianna-fail - Monday 26 June, 2017

Fine Gael sees a bump in the polls with Leo as leader

The Irish Daily Mail/Ireland Thinks poll sees Fine Gael’s popularity up six points.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?

Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 22 June, 2017

How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down?

The affair has dominated the political agenda this week.

Former Fianna Fáil senator Des Hanafin has died

He was aged 86.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.

# fianna-fail - Monday 19 June, 2017

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

# fianna-fail - Friday 16 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil neck and neck in latest poll

The latest Sunday Times Behaviour & Attitudes poll puts support for the parties at 29% apiece.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Micheál Martin says he has no reason not to trust Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of next week’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack

Varadkar is expected to be ratified as Ireland’s new Taoiseach by Dáil vote next week.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Just one in four of Ireland's key Brexit positions have been filled so far

Only 13 of 50 new Brexit roles created at Irish State agencies have been recruited.

# fianna-fail - Friday 26 May, 2017

Fine Gael has overtaken Fianna Fáil for first time since general election

30% of people supported Fine Gael, while Fianna Fáil came in at 27%.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Liveblog: 'Taoiseach will receive retirement lump sum of €378,000'

Sinn Féin stuck the knife into Enda Kenny’s leadership today, saying that he came in a time of chaos and is leaving in one too.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

No reserve price was set before LÉ Aisling was sold for €110,000

The ship has since gone up for sale for €683,000 by a private seller.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals

Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals

Jim O’Callaghan has said he is also losing confidence in the Justice Minister.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008

The sharp rise in refusals has been described as a “dramatic and worrying this trend”.

Those who destroy defibrillators could face five years in prison under proposed new laws

New legislation could also see vandals hit with a €50,000 punishment.

# fianna-fail - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fianna Fáil AND Sinn Féin have called on Nóirín O'Sullivan to step down this evening

Political parties have rounded on the commissioner after “inconsistent” testimony to the PAC yesterday.

Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape

TFMR Ireland called on Martin to “give us honest, complete answers” in relation to his stance on abortion.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'That could change the game': Bertie Ahern weighs in on Mary Lou as Sinn Féin leader

He also said he wouldn’t mind rejoining Fianna Fáil and said the EU deal on Northern Ireland was no big deal.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump

The Labour leader also accused Shane Ross of “sitting in his office hiding”.

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