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# fine-gael - Yesterday’s News

Calls to fast-track anti-ticket touting law as U2 tickets sell for more than €1,000

Dublin North West TD Noel Rock said he would be raising the issue with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

# fine-gael - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis? Double Down This post contains a poll

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis?

A report in today’s Sunday Business Post suggests that a Fine Gael motion on such a tax is unlikely to be challenged by Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael targeted voters through social media during the general election

# fine-gael - Friday 13 January, 2017

Irish political parties spent over €416k on election posters last year

Fianna Fáil spent over €145,891 on election posters in the last general election.

'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation

Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.

From The Daily Edge Anyone with a dirty mind will appreciate this error in Fine Gael's election expense report Erection Posters

# fine-gael - Monday 9 January, 2017

Rent crisis: TheJournal.ie to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook

We’ll be live from Facebook headquarters at 6pm on Wednesday so get your questions on rent in now.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Noonan hails 'historic high' in exchequer returns as State collects more tax than it thought in 2016

Corporation tax returns were a full €737 million higher than expected in 2016.

Poll: Who would you like to see as the next leader of Fine Gael? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you like to see as the next leader of Fine Gael?

A new survey puts Leo Varadkar as the most popular choice.

# fine-gael - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Ireland tried to ban smoking in public in 1986 - and Big Tobacco was not impressed

1986 saw government health warnings introduced on tobacco products in Ireland for the first time.

'Sell water to Saudi Arabia and turf to England': A Londoner's advice to Garret FitzGerald

William Long, from Essex, wrote to the then Taoiseach with his plans for Irish trade.

# fine-gael - Friday 30 December, 2016

More than 2,500 children were homeless in the last week of November

From 21-27 November, a total of 1,023 families were homeless in Dublin alone.

# fine-gael - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Self exclusion and age checks - new legislation to curb gambling habits in Irish children

Alan Shatter’s Gambling Control Bill looks likely to finally see the light of day in 2017.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Martin Heydon's life online: "You need a tough skin as a politician on social media'

Well-known Irish names tell us about their life on the internet.

# fine-gael - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Cap on Dublin and Cork rent increases in place from today

The 4% cap will apply for a three-year period.

# fine-gael - Monday 19 December, 2016

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

# fine-gael - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Cracking the Whip: Regina Doherty talks disloyalty, Trump, and why she and Mary Lou no longer speak

Fine Gael’s Chief Whip has had a big year. In a wide-ranging interview she tells us of her punishing schedule, spats with Sinn Féin, and why Christmas time always means home.

# fine-gael - Saturday 17 December, 2016

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said

Some think the time is right, economically and politically – particularly after the Brexit vote. Others aren’t sure, saying it would only serve to heighten sectarian tensions.

# fine-gael - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have reached a deal on rents

Without Fianna Fáil, the government would not be in a position to pass the legislation.

Leaders' Questions: Mary Lou says maybe FF and FG can get a bit of mistletoe and “kiss and make-up”

Leaders' Questions: Mary Lou says maybe FF and FG can get a bit of mistletoe and “kiss and make-up”

The failure of both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to reach an agreement last night leaves renters in the middle of a mess.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Taoiseach takes back Dáil statement that Gerry Adams drove blacked-out van

Instead, Kenny says that Adams drove Austin and Oliver Stack to the blacked-out van.

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

Poll: Do you think the Government's new "rent pressure zones" proposal will be effective? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Government's new "rent pressure zones" proposal will be effective?

The Government has unveiled a new strategy in an attempt to combat the ongoing rental crisis.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Former Fine Gael TD found guilty of assaulting man with broken glass

The bar’s manager said the man who had been hit “was stripped to the waist and in a very aggressive mood”.

'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork

The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.

# fine-gael - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Enda Kenny's popularity is surging - but Fianna Fáil is the most popular party

It’s the Fine Gael leader’s best personal showing in the Irish Times poll in four years.

# fine-gael - Monday 5 December, 2016

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.

# fine-gael - Friday 2 December, 2016

Landlords condemn proposed laws which would make it more difficult to evict tenants

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) said there are two sections which “infringe the property rights of landlords” and do nothing to help tenants.

# fine-gael - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get their money back? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get their money back?

Minister Coveney has said that people who paid the water charges “did the right thing”.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Out of reach: 'Young people now have nowhere to rent in the city that they work in'

The government is set to oppose Sinn Féin’s bill on rent certainty.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

If you paid your water bills you won't be getting your money back

The regime may be changing but that doesn’t change the past, says Simon Coveney.

# fine-gael - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Fine Gael is most popular party as Fianna Fáil loses ground

Sinn Féin and independents have made gains, while the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit and the Independent Alliance have lost support.

RTÉ's George Lee on emigration, climate change and the Dáil's 'power game'

We spoke to George Lee about his new documentary on Irish expats in Hong Kong – and if the Dáil should be doing something to make Ireland a more attractive place to live and work.

# fine-gael - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Enda is hanging out with Young Fine Gael this weekend as they go to the polls

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will attend the Young Fine Gael conference this weekend.

# fine-gael - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'They're trying to pull a sly one': Dáil suspended over Irish Water row

TD Mick Barry would not resume his seat after claiming the government had handpicked the chairperson for the water committee.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 times Irish politicians attempted to get down with the kids The Youngsters

12 times Irish politicians attempted to get down with the kids

How do you do, fellow young voters?

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?

Fine Gael has been on Twitter and Facebook, promoting a set of claims about its role in the fall of mortgages in arrears. Do they check out?

# fine-gael - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Would you like to decide who lives here? You won't get a say on it just yet

The government have put down a counter motion to the Green Party’s bill for a directly-elected mayor for Dublin.

# fine-gael - Monday 21 November, 2016

"Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism

A Fine Gael senator has hit out against the level of abuse politicians receive online.

# fine-gael - Thursday 17 November, 2016

There's trouble between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance again... this time it's over alcohol

Independent Alliance TDs say certain sections of the Public Health Alcohol Bill are akin to a “nanny state”.

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