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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 24 October, 2014

#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Today’s News

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary

But residents aren’t happy.

# fine-gael - Yesterday’s News

Joan Burton: I’m delighted people are filming Irish Water protests

The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Enda Kenny: ‘I have every confidence John Tierney can do his job’

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael backbencher has called on the board of Irish Water to resign.

This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from ‘dangerous mutual provocation’

He said the European Parliament is willing to act as an ‘honest broker’ to support the peace process.

# fine-gael - Monday 20 October, 2014

Richard Bruton says the government doesn’t control Irish Water’s bonus structure

Meanwhile, the company’s insisting that bonuses of up to 19 per cent of an employee’s pay are only given “in exceptional cases”.

# fine-gael - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Political nostalgia: Hands up who still has a Lucinda Creighton beermat? … Anyone?

Come with us on a journey through time and space … to the early part of 2007.

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Taoiseach denies misleading the Dáil over Irish Water bonus claims

Sean Fleming says the Taoiseach has “serious questions” to answer.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Leaking the Budget “used to be a resigning offence” … Phil Hogan learned the hard way, back in 1995

The unassuming politician, as we all know, immediately bowed out of public life and hasn’t been heard from since…

‘I didn’t know you’d become a private investigator’: Enda denies leaking diamond ring story

The Taoiseach has rejected claims information about a TD’s dispute over a €10k diamond ring leaked from his office.

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity…

… while the opposition fail to muster much of an opposition.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

BUDGET 2015: As it happened (and what it did to and for you)

Tax changes, eye-catching bumps to cigarettes and child benefit: but was this a budget to signal the end of austerity?

‘I know the last 3 budgets were very hard for you’: Here’s what Enda had to say today

The Taoiseach has issued his statement on today’s budget announcement.

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2015 speech in full

6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…

Fine Gael TD claims that €10k diamond ring story leaked to cause him harm

Séan Conlan has been responding to a story on the front of the Irish Independent today.

# fine-gael - Monday 13 October, 2014

A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister

But he doesn’t “take it personally.”

# fine-gael - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday’s two Dáil by-elections

The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Hayes: Kicking inevitable when water bills hitting doorsteps at the same time as canvassers

The Fine Gael MEP, whose Dáil seat is up for grabs today, is not surprised with the by-election outcome.

# fine-gael - Friday 10 October, 2014

Fine Gael’s John McNulty has lost the Seanad by-election – and here’s who beat him

Former TUI president Gerard Craughwell is the country’s newest senator.

# fine-gael - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Enda Kenny hints at cut to top tax rate

“First step in a multi-annual plan…”

Enda to Sinn Féin: Your promises are completely unachievable, Sinn Féin to Enda: Nonsense

The Taoiseach has criticised the party that has pulled level with Fine Gael in a poll published today.

Tánaiste tells Mary Lou to ‘get real’ and ‘stop spreading Sinn Féin lies’

The Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin accused the government of denying people the right to wash their children and cook if they can’t afford the water charges.

State of the Nation: Not ‘Top Cat’ anymore … Enda’s got company at the top of the polls

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

# fine-gael - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Heather Humphreys faced new claims about ‘McNulty-gate’ in the Seanad tonight

New claims of a meeting between the Taoiseach and John McNulty in June have been dismissed this evening.

Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank’s tough new lending rules are ‘simply unfair’

Yep, the party in power during the last property bubble…

# fine-gael - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Humphreys keeping schtum on Fine Gael official who gave her John McNulty’s CV

The Arts Minister was questioned on the issue in the Seanad this evening.

Irish Water: ‘It’s simply not a bonus culture’

Performance-related awards are not bonuses, an Irish Water spokesperson has said.

Fergus O’Dowd just got Paxman-ed on Morning Ireland

The former junior minister launched a fierce attack on the Government in a newspaper this morning, saying Irish Water had become an “unmitigated disaster”.

# fine-gael - Monday 6 October, 2014

6 more skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos Gubu This post contains videos

6 more skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos

By-election campaign videos are odd, wonderful, and informative. Sort of.

John McNulty goes back to running his shop as Enda says he didn’t vote for him

The reluctant candidate could yet win the Seanad by-election on Friday.

# fine-gael - Sunday 5 October, 2014

‘A few kisses from Cáit Keane’: Water, water, everywhere as we hit the campaign trail in DSW

As the meters begin to tick, the candidates are battling for votes even though some see the outcome of this by-election as a foregone conclusion.

# fine-gael - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Taoiseach confronted by ‘knicker-brandishing’ protesters during Fine Gael dinner Knickersforchoice This post contains videos
“I hope you won’t get into trouble…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

“I hope you won’t get into trouble…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

The McNulty omnishambles just wouldn’t go away, Big Phil’s Big Grilling failed to materialise, and a Tory minister landed himself in hot water – over a poem.

A lot of people in the Labour Party are feeling the ‘The Burton Bounce’ right now

Analysis: Labour is in good spirits right now and that’s because of Joan Burton.

# fine-gael - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sinn Féin’s Dáil favourite: I’m not paying my water charges

Cathal King is telling his constituents what he’s doing, but not encouraging them to follow suit.

# fine-gael - Thursday 2 October, 2014

It turns out ‘an awful lot of people’ have already voted for John McNulty

It turns out ‘an awful lot of people’ have already voted for John McNulty

Even though the Fine Gael candidate has effectively withdrawn from the race.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning, folks. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

So just what is the government doing about homelessness?

The coalition has committed to ending long term homelessness by 2016. But we’ve been here before…

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