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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Yesterday’s News

'All calm on the western front': Fine Gael happy with Enda's message at crunch meeting

Kenny will deal with the leadership issue “effectively and conclusively” when he returns from the US.

The contenders for the Fine Gael leadership, ranked from most to least likely

He who wields the knife rarely wears the crown…

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# fine-gael - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Fine Gael leadership battle: Whatsapp message from minister says Tánaiste supports Simon Harris Plot Thickens This post contains videos

Fine Gael leadership battle: Whatsapp message from minister says Tánaiste supports Simon Harris

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney are seen as the favourites to succeed Enda Kenny.

New poll shows Fine Gael is slumping while Fianna Fail is surging

The poll comes as the party’s leadership race hots up.

# fine-gael - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'Distracting and destabilising': Leo Varadkar says 'everyone is waiting' on a decision from Enda

Regina Doherty thinks the Taoiseach should be given space to make his own decision.

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

# fine-gael - Friday 17 February, 2017

Poll: Do you think Enda should step down as Fine Gael leader? Under Pressure This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Enda should step down as Fine Gael leader?

A number of backbenchers are calling for Enda Kenny’s departure.

Alan Farrell has become the first Fine Gael TD to say he has no confidence in Enda Kenny

Farrell says the Taoiseach’s position is now “untenable”.

Two ministers are out of FG leadership race, but some say it's 'ludicrous' to change leader now

“I want to play a leadership role within government but I don’t want to, nor will I be putting my name forward if and when a vacancy appears.”

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Poll: Who do you think would be Fine Gael's best vote-getter when Enda steps down? Et Tu Leo This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think would be Fine Gael's best vote-getter when Enda steps down?

Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Frances Fitzgerald are all in the mix.

Hard border fears as government accused of seeking out locations for customs posts

Sinn Féin wants clarity on the ‘hard border’ issue.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Enda Kenny wins confidence motion in the government

After a lengthy, and occasionally feisty, Dáil debate, the government won the motion.

# fine-gael - Monday 13 February, 2017

Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in Government

The party submitted its motion in the wake of the controversy surrounding Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

# fine-gael - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Poll: Who would you support if an election was held tomorrow? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you support if an election was held tomorrow?

Latest opinion polls have suggested Fianna Fáil has taken a commanding lead on Fine Gael.

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Fianna Fáil has an ELEVEN point lead over Fine Gael in opinion poll

The gap in the Sunday Times-commissioned poll is the widest between the two parties in six years of B&A surveys.

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in the Government

Mary Lou McDonald has described the current Irish leadership as a “kick for touch, cover up” government.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine

The day put forward is the second Sunday in May every year.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Against Fine Gael's wishes, Right2Water will be invited to speak before water committee

The all-party Oireachtas group is looking at the future of water charges.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

FactCheck: Did Jim Daly really propose getting rid of the free travel pass?

We examine his comments and test the claim of his fellow Cork South-West TD, Fianna Fáil’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony.

# fine-gael - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump's refugee ban Smiles And Shamrocks This post contains a poll

Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump's refugee ban

The Green Party says Trump’s actions are “intolerable”, while Charlie Flanagan says the ban “concerns” him.

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

# fine-gael - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Mary Mitchell O'Connor says she can handle criticism but it 'really hurts' her parents

The minister says her sick mother has lost sleep over some of the commentary about her performance.

'Incompatible like oil and water': Fine Gael rules out Sinn Féin coalition

Enda Kenny came under fire this week after comments he made suggested he was opening the possibility of Fine Gael going into government with Sinn Féin.

Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny recently refused to rule out such a coalition.

An Irish Independence Day? Enda says we already have our day on 17 March

A Fianna Fáil senator has proposed 21 January (the date the first Dáil sat in 1919) should be Ireland’s Independence Day.

# fine-gael - Friday 27 January, 2017

A future Fine Gael and Sinn Féin coalition? Not completely impossible, it would seem New Ball Game This post contains a poll

A future Fine Gael and Sinn Féin coalition? Not completely impossible, it would seem

Enda Kenny has declined to rule out whether Fine Gael would consider going into coalition government with Sinn Féin.

# fine-gael - Monday 23 January, 2017

Open library or open longer? Rural plan criticised for launching in library soon to have staffless hours

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín says human connectivity will be replaced by automation with staffless hours.

# fine-gael - Sunday 22 January, 2017

The latest opinion poll has been published, and it's not good news for the government

Fianna Fáil leads Fine Gael by six points, according to the opinion poll.

# fine-gael - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'I was flat on my back, in a neck brace, head brace and spinal board. It was scary.'

Minister Naughten was knocked off his bike at the start of the year.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

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.

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