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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Today’s News

Campaign For Leo website was set up months ago - but Leo says it 'wasn't prep for leadership contest'

A spokesperson for the Minister said it was a slogan used for his online presence since 2007.

# fine-gael - Yesterday’s News

Fine Gael has overtaken Fianna Fáil for first time since general election

30% of people supported Fine Gael, while Fianna Fáil came in at 27%.

# fine-gael - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'We're privileged to be electing the next party leader and the next Taoiseach' Round One This post contains a poll

'We're privileged to be electing the next party leader and the next Taoiseach'

Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar went head-to-head in the first Fine Gael husting.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Leo Varadkar says Sinn Féin is "the greatest threat to our democracy"

The Fine Gael leadership hopeful added that he wants to “take them on”.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'Going through the motions' but Leo still has time for 90 minutes of questions

Varadkar wooing fans in Wicklow and Coveney cheered by admirers in Athlone show that it’s not over ’till it’s over.

# fine-gael - Monday 22 May, 2017

Day Five: Leo Varadkar still ahead but Simon Coveney's not backing down

Here’s our running tally of TDs, senators and MEPs.

# fine-gael - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Coveney defiant: 'I think there is a lot of annoyance amongst the FG membership'

The minister has vowed to fight on in the leadership race.

Coveney sticks to his guns and says the race is still very much on

The embattled housing minister said last night that ‘second thoughts are not my style’.

# fine-gael - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Like it or loathe it, history will be kind to Enda Kenny

After six years, the Mayo man has decided to make room for the next Taoiseach.

Varadkar on the cusp of victory as Coveney cancels campaign event

Simon Coveney is due to speak at a rally later tonight.

Poll: Is this leadership election over before it's even begun? Marathon Or Sprint? This post contains a poll

Poll: Is this leadership election over before it's even begun?

Has Leo won out already?

# fine-gael - Friday 19 May, 2017

Leo finally makes an appearance on the campaign trail, as two more ministers declare support

Varadkar held an event on Leo Street in Dublin 7, alongside Paschal Donohoe.

'Contempt for Dáil Éireann': Government still plans to sell AIB shares despite vote against it

The Government yesterday forgot to vote against a motion delaying the sale.

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar destined to be Taoiseach? Dublin West This post contains videos

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar destined to be Taoiseach?

The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.

# fine-gael - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'If she ran, we'd hit her with that every day': Fitzgerald's leadership bid ends before it started

The Justice Minister confirmed this morning it was “not the right” decision for her.

The man who would be king - is Simon Coveney on a well-worn path to Taoiseach?

Following in his father’s footsteps and rising through the ranks, Simon Coveney could follow Enda Kenny’s path to Taoiseach.

Richard Bruton rules himself out as Fine Gael leader - and will back Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald announced she wouldn’t be running earlier this morning.

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Poll: So who do you want to be the next Fine Gael leader / Taoiseach? Spoilt For Choice This post contains a poll

Poll: So who do you want to be the next Fine Gael leader / Taoiseach?

It’s game on in the contest to be the next leader of both Fine Gael and Ireland.

Mind if I go? Emotions run high as Enda takes just seven minutes to say goodbye

“Let the games begin,” Kenny declared, tongue-in-cheek, as he set out his plans to step down.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

AS IT HAPPENED: Enda Kenny confirms he will step down as Fine Gael leader at midnight

The leadership contest will now get under way. “Let the games begin,” he’s understood to have told FG TDs.

International politicians pay tribute to 'strong leader' and 'good friend' Kenny

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Kenny was “a strong leader for Ireland”.

From reluctant Taoiseach to reluctant ex-Taoiseach: What is Enda's political legacy? Enda The Line This post contains videos

From reluctant Taoiseach to reluctant ex-Taoiseach: What is Enda's political legacy?

First elected over 40 years ago, it’s been some journey for the Mayo man.

This is almost certainly what Enda Kenny's office looks like right now

Will today be the day? Illustrator Annie West imagines…

# fine-gael - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Leo still ahead in leadership race, but Fine Gael supporters leaning towards Simon

Meanwhile, Fine Gael remains a single point ahead of rival party Fianna Fáil, according to the latest poll.

# fine-gael - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Has the government delivered on its 'ultimate goal'? One year in, here's how it has fared

Last week we looked at its record on health and housing. This week we’re looking at jobs and education.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Leo Varadkar says he's 'totally zen' about Enda's departure

The Fine Gael parliamentary party meets again tonight.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

She's been chosen to lead the review of gardaí in Ireland but who is Kathleen O'Toole?

O’Toole is the current Chief of Police in Seattle, and has experience in Irish policing.

Varadkar says Taoiseach should not be questioned about his leadership when he is abroad

While on a trade trip to Canada last week, Enda Kenny was asked when he will step down as Taoiseach.

Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way

Enda Kenny is expected to step down as the party’s leader in the near future.

Poll: Should there be an election after Fine Gael's next leader is chosen? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an election after Fine Gael's next leader is chosen?

Do you think an election should be called for the public to vote on the country’s new leader?

# fine-gael - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fianna Fáil AND Sinn Féin have called on Nóirín O'Sullivan to step down this evening

Political parties have rounded on the commissioner after “inconsistent” testimony to the PAC yesterday.

# fine-gael - Monday 1 May, 2017

"The sooner the better" - Fine Gael's Alan Farrell wants to know when Enda will be calling time

Now that the parameters for the Brexit negotiations have been agreed, the spotlight is expected to fall upon Enda Kenny’s leadership once more.

# fine-gael - Sunday 30 April, 2017

FG leadership race: Voters are leaning towards Leo Varadkar over Simon Coveney

A new poll shows Varadkar maintaining a lead.

# fine-gael - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Independents drop three points in latest opinion poll

The poll indicates an increase in support for Fianna Fáil to 28% – its strongest lead over Fine Gael in over a year.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

An ex-FG TD who left the party over abortion may be on his way back into the fold

Terence Flanagan left Fine Gael for Renua but lost his Dáil seat.

# fine-gael - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump

The Labour leader also accused Shane Ross of “sitting in his office hiding”.

# fine-gael - Friday 21 April, 2017

Most Irish people are definitely NOT in favour of a snap election here

59% of voters think it would be better if the current government remain in power.

# fine-gael - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Fine Gael back on top as latest opinion poll shows seven point surge

Enda Kenny’s party are one point ahead of Fianna Fáil.

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