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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Today’s News

‘Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax’

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

# fine-gael - Yesterday’s News

There is a ‘Skype facility’ in Leinster House after all. Well, sort of…

TheJournal.ie has done some digging today…

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding ‘like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts’:

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

Fine Gael has been throwing serious shade at Gerry Adams on Twitter

Warning: It involves a book that may cause some readers to shudder.

“The addiction of politics is in me… but there’s always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’” Ready For It This post contains videos

“The addiction of politics is in me… but there’s always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’”

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke talks about Sinn Féin, the coalition, and whether he’d join a new political party.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Micheál Martin wants a live TV showdown with Enda Kenny… but will the Taoiseach do it?

Fianna Fáil has approached Claire Byrne Live about facilitating a debate between the two party leaders.

Man questioned over suspected arson attack on Michelle Mulherin’s constituency office

Gardaí said there was minimal damage to the office.

# fine-gael - Monday 26 January, 2015

What’s wrong with complimenting a woman on “on her nice dress, or a pair of shoes, or a hairstyle”?

PR advisor Valerie O’Reilly was described as “not bad looking” by TD Michael Lowry in a note to Enda Kenny last week.

Fine Gael TD: “Yes, I made some calls to Africa. None of them were personal.”

Michelle Mulherin confirms she made calls to Kenya from her phone in Leinster House, but says they were not personal.

# fine-gael - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Sorry Pat, the Ceann Comhairle says he’s in it until the end

Suggestions that Pat Rabbitte could replace Seán Barrett have been shot down.

Fianna Fáil aren’t ‘going to prostitute themselves to anyone’

Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.

# fine-gael - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so… The Next Government This post contains videos

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so…

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has been talking coalitions with TheJournal.ie this week.

Fine Gael dishes out a deep burn to Gerry Adams Ouch This post contains videos

Fine Gael dishes out a deep burn to Gerry Adams

“I’m not great at maths,” the Sinn Féin president admitted yesterday.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour

A Labour senator has accused Fine Gael of ‘trying to hijack’ the party’s policies.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Update: Fine Gael high-flyer apologises for Page 3 “feminazis” comment

The Sun is bringing ‘Page 3′ to an end, but Dr Keith Redmond isn’t happy. He’s since apologised.

‘I find it a bit disloyal’: A Labour minister is NOT happy with Simon Coveney

A Labour minister has taken a dim view of the latest round of coalition speculation.

Can Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin end Civil War politics?

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

# fine-gael - Monday 19 January, 2015

Here’s what the world thought of Leo Varadkar saying ‘I’m gay’

He spoke publicly about his sexuality on radio yesterday.

# fine-gael - Sunday 18 January, 2015

“It’s not something that defines me”: Health Minister Leo Varadkar on being gay

The Minister spoke to Miriam O’Callaghan this morning.

From The Daily Edge ‘Have you ever been to Pantibar?’ –  Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first Coming Out

‘Have you ever been to Pantibar?’ – Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first

Minister Varadkar is the first government minister to publicly announce that he is gay.

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate? The High Table Interview This post contains videos

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate?

Aine Collins spoke to TheJournal.ie about how the infamous Dáil incident was “a missed opportunity”.

# fine-gael - Saturday 17 January, 2015

# fine-gael - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Senator Catherine Noone reports abusive tweets which wish her raped or dead

Vile messages sent to Fine Gael senator after her comments about MMA – she’s now gone to gardai with them.

We’re out: Fine Gael confirms it won’t take part in Vincent Browne debates

Representatives from the party met with TV3 producers at Leinster House this afternoon.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Now Sinn Féin could pull out of the Vincent Browne constituency debates Exclusive

The party is in dispute with TV3 producers over the exclusion of election candidates from the debate panels.

Fine Gael is ‘done apologising’

The party held a four-hour meeting in Dublin yesterday where there was apparently no dissent among members.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

A bomb threat at Intel, snow in Ireland and job outsourcing at AIB all had people talking today.

Fine Gael could have another Seanad headache on its hands

With independent senator Jillian van Turnhout in the running for Children’s Ombudsman there could be another vacancy in the upper house.

Most Fine Gael TDs want to loosen the whip, but one junior minister isn’t so sure

A survey of the party’s TDs has turned up some interesting results.

Can Fine Gael stop screwing up in 2015?

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

# fine-gael - Monday 12 January, 2015

It looks like Frank Flannery WON’T be returning to Fine Gael – at least not formally

Senior party figures are distancing themselves from the idea of Flannery returning ahead of the next election.

# fine-gael - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Enda Kenny’s secret list of women is causing ructions in Fine Gael

It’s not just Fine Gael TDs who are annoyed about the special group of potential election candidates, some of those on it are equally displeased that details of it leaked.

# fine-gael - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion? Mellowed This post contains videos

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion?

Eddie Hobbs, who’s involved in Creighton’s new party, told TheJournal.ie last week that her views had “mellowed” but now he says he has never spoken to her about the issue.

# fine-gael - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Fine Gael aren’t sending ANY representatives to Vincent Browne’s constituency debates

Labour is also holding fire on sending representatives to The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne.

Frank Flannery could be returning to Fine Gael – but not everyone’s happy

There’s been a mixed reaction in Fine Gael to news that the former strategist could return ahead of the general election.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything… it’s that deals can always be made

History shows that no combination of political parties can be ruled out if the numbers stack up.

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance

Martin Conway could be the new alliance of independent TDs’ latest recruit.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

These 4 videos might explain what Lucinda and Eddie’s new party is all about Reboot Ireland This post contains videos

These 4 videos might explain what Lucinda and Eddie’s new party is all about

Financial advisor Eddie Hobbs explains some of what the ‘Reboot Ireland’ party is all about.

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