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# fine-gael - Today’s News

Explainer: Why we are on the verge of a general election

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis. Here’s why an email sent to her back in 2015 could bring about a general election.

Liveblog: Opposition has no confidence in Frances Fitzgerald, government is backing her - could there be an election?

Fine Gael reaffirmed its commitment to Fitzgerald in a party meeting last night.

Poll: Would you welcome a general election in the next two months? On The Brink This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome a general election in the next two months?

A return to the polls is looking increasingly likely with neither Fine Gael nor Fianna Fáil apparently willing to cede ground over the Frances Fitzgerald email controversy.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'It's not enough to say she can't remember': Frances Fitzgerald under pressure in McCabe email row

Tánaiste and former Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has come under fire over how much she knew.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald sends TDs email at centre of Maurice McCabe row

“How could the minister receive such an email and read it and forget that she read it?,” Paul Murphy asked.

# fine-gael - Friday 17 November, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

'Action on homelessness would do more for our international reputation than chastising commentary'

We should be concerned that discussions around homelessness this week were marked by a moralistic judgementalism, writes Kevin Hargaden.

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches'

Female members of the Fine Gael party have said comments made by one party member online are “unacceptable”.

'Emotional contributions' about Fine Gael's messaging on homelessness at party meeting

Comments by Leo Varadkar and junior housing minister Damien English have come in for criticism.

# fine-gael - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Leo effect helps Fine Gael to six-year opinion polling high

The poll surveyed over 1,000 voters between 26 October and 7 November.

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Leo: Halligan was 'absolutely wrong' - but question 'not a hanging offence'

“I don’t think it merits ending Minister Halligan’s career.”

# fine-gael - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Che stamp hypocrisy: 'A centre-right government selling us the iconography of leftists'

It is a few steps backwards from Bertie Ahern calling himself a socialist, writes Odrán Waldron.

# fine-gael - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Varadkar says he'll move the time of his Ard Fheis speech so it doesn't clash with Ireland-Denmark

Varadkar used his speech at this evening’s Fine Gael presidential dinner to take aim at the ‘latte socialists’ of the Irish left.

Sinn Féin the big loser in latest opinion poll

The latest opinion poll by Red C for the Sunday Business Post shows somewhat diminishing returns for Gerry Adams’ party.

# fine-gael - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?

Shane Ross is to introduce the bill to the Dáíl next week.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.

'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion

The Government looks set to lose a vote in the Dáil.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

# fine-gael - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Fine Gael's lead in the polls over Fianna Fáil is down - but people are pretty happy with Leo

The party remains the most popular in the country, but now commands a four point lead over its main opposition.

# fine-gael - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Two days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# fine-gael - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest RIP This post contains images

Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest

The former Taoiseach’s life was remembered in Dublin today.

# fine-gael - Friday 6 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

# fine-gael - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Almost half of voters are satisfied with the job Leo Varadkar is doing

Just 14% of people believe he has made a negative impact.

# fine-gael - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds

Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

So will the Local Property Tax be increased, or not?

And if there is an increase, what will it cost you?

# fine-gael - Sunday 24 September, 2017

The medicinal cannabis bill passed through the Dáil last year, but now it's on the shelf

The Bill which passed through the Dáil has effectively shelved following a damning report.

# fine-gael - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Fine Gael has jumped in the latest opinion poll to its highest level since the election

The party now commands a 30% level of support.

# 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.

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