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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Yesterday’s News

# fine-gael - 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.

A new poll about his performance should make happy reading for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Varadkar has been in office for just over three months.

# fine-gael - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion

The Assembly said terminations should be allowed without restriction up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

Leo Varadkar not satisfied that enough gardaí have embraced reform

The Taoiseach said that although he supported An Garda Síochána, management reform was needed.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - Friday 8 September, 2017

Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam

The councillor posted a series of controversial comments on Twitter regarding migrants and Islam.

# fine-gael - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam

Councillor Brian Murphy claimed that Sharia law is operating in Ireland.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Taoiseach defends tweeting about Princess Diana on same day two homeless people died

Varadkar was speaking in an interview with TV3 News.

# fine-gael - Sunday 3 September, 2017

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

# fine-gael - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Patrick O'Donovan: 'I don't differentiate between atrocities'

The junior minister suggested in an interview that republicans were responsible for the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.

# fine-gael - Monday 28 August, 2017

'It's ignorance': Sinn Féin calls for apology after junior minister blames party for Dublin-Monaghan bombing

Junior Minister for Finance Patrick O’Donovan questioned Sinn Féin’s involvement with the Dublin-Monaghan bombing over the weekend.

# fine-gael - Monday 21 August, 2017

Varadkar's 'global footprint' plan aims to double Irish investment, trade and tourism by 2025

The Taoiseach is on a three-day visit to Canada.

# fine-gael - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Varadkar marches in Montreal Pride Parade alongside Justin Trudeau

The Taoiseach is on a three-day visit to Canada.

Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'? That's So Fetch This post contains videos

Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'?

Fine Gael is likely hoping the phrase will be better received than its general election slogan.

# fine-gael - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Leo Varadkar makes Fortune's 40 under 40 list

Varadkar came in at number five on the list.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - Friday 4 August, 2017

With young people in 'Repeal' jumpers beside him, Leo Varadkar was asked about the Eighth in Belfast today

Varadkar will also give a speech at Queen’s University as part of his first trip to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Fine Gael minister says left-wing policies would "break this country"

Paschal Donohoe said that a ‘social disorder’ has prevailed since the 2008 economic collapse.

# fine-gael - Sunday 16 July, 2017

The Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn

It is estimated that the refunds will cost in the region of €160 million.

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.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years? BRIDE AND DOOM This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years?

Currently, couples must wait four years before proceedings can begin.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - Friday 7 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar will send out weekly video messages of how he's getting on as Taoiseach Dear Friend This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar will send out weekly video messages of how he's getting on as Taoiseach

His predecessor preferred to send out written messages weekly.

# fine-gael - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Sinn Féin accuses Fine Gael of 'populist policy' as it retracts promise to abolish USC

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe yesterday announced plans to merge USC and PRSI.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - 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.

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

# fine-gael - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards

It’s not the first time the government has lost a vote, but it is the first since Varadkar became Taoiseach.

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

The affair has dominated the political agenda this week.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - 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.

# fine-gael - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

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