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Dublin: 3 °C Wednesday 26 November, 2014

#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Today’s News

Labour is getting ready for a general election… ‘but it won’t be next year’

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said the Government will see out its term in office.

# fine-gael - Monday 24 November, 2014

Is Fine Gael facing an election bloodbath?

After a historic victory in 2011, the largest party in the State is now facing the loss of over 20 seats at the next election on current poll numbers.

# fine-gael - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Shane Ross is the current favourite to lead a new political party

That’s according to a poll that the Independent TD commissioned himself.

Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016?

Enda Kenny plans for the Coalition to stay in Government until April 2016.

# fine-gael - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Support for Fine Gael is dropping like a stone, they’re down 4% in the last month

Sinn Féin is the only party to record a rise in support.

# fine-gael - Friday 21 November, 2014

Fine Gael TD withdraws comments comparing some water protesters to ISIS

Noel Coonan has also said that he has received a death threat in the wake of his comments.

# fine-gael - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Cork hotel ‘gave into mob rule’ by cancelling Fine Gael event – MEP

Deirdre Clune said she was “outraged” by the decision.

How safe is the government after its water charges u-turn?

Analysis: Yesterday was all about providing “clarity and certainty”. But will it be enough to save the coalition?

# fine-gael - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

‘Like Del Boy trying to sell discounted goods’: Socialist TDs are not impressed by water charge concessions

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the Government will “wait and see” if the public accepts the new water charges package.

# fine-gael - Friday 14 November, 2014

Another council has voted in favour of abolishing water charges

Fine Gael’s whip on the Donegal County Council said that “people have given enough”.

Hayes: We don’t want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that

The Fine Gael MEP believes legislation is a more sensible option.

# fine-gael - Thursday 13 November, 2014

What does Leo make of being described as ‘tall and good-looking with a certain exotic feel’?

The Health Minister came in for high praise from the former Fine Gael strategist earlier this week.

“It’s so important to get this inquiry right”

Minister James Reilly hopes to bring the terms of reference to Cabinet in the near future.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

TD will give gardaí names of eight sex abusers that IRA allegedly moved to Republic

Micheál Martin said that as many as 28 victims are now considering coming forward.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Here’s how much will be spent on cleaning streets and repairing paths in Dublin

The city council passed its annual budget last night.

# fine-gael - Monday 10 November, 2014

Wicklow County Council votes for water charges to be scrapped

Councillors voted no confidence in Irish Water.

Frank Flannery was pretty astounded with the way Fine Gael handled McNulty-gate

The former Fine Gael strategist has had his say on McNulty-gate.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

This TD is ‘very close’ to leaving Fine Gael

Meanwhile, water charges dominated the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting in Leinster House this evening.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland’s biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here’s how it’s going to work

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.

Warnings of an “uncontrollable” rise in Local Property Tax

By law, householders are expected to revalue their properties in November 2017. There are concerns this could add hundreds of euros to annual bills in the Dublin area.

# fine-gael - Monday 3 November, 2014

Drogheda mayor left Fine Gael over Irish Water’s ‘cronyism, bonuses, allowances and privatisation’

Kevin Callan left the party over their handling of water charges.

# fine-gael - Sunday 2 November, 2014

The mayor of Drogheda has quit Fine Gael over the water charges controversy

Cllr Kevin Callan has stepped down a day after people took to the streets of his town over the issue.

Despite the Mairia Cahill controversy, Sinn Féin are the most popular party in Ireland

It didn’t stop some Sinn Féin officials from dismissing the poll results, though…

Enda Kenny: Gerry Adams must tell us where child abusers were moved

The Taoiseach said the Sinn Féin leader was “somebody who knows quite a lot about the IRA movement.”

# fine-gael - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Fine Gael councillor apologises for calling election rival’s posters racist

The use of “one of our own” upset the former mayor of Fingal.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Here is John McNulty’s handwritten note accepting his controversial state board appointment

The former Fine Gael Seanad candidate’s nomination to the board of IMMA caused a huge political crisis recently.

# fine-gael - Monday 27 October, 2014

How much more damage can the Maíria Cahill controversy inflict on Sinn Féin?

Analysis: Two opinion polls over the weekend will not make great reading for Gerry Adams’s party.

# fine-gael - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Councillor involved in African immigrants race row in running for Fine Gael’s executive council

Darren Scully, who caused controversy with remarks about African immigrants three years ago, is in the mix for Fine Gael’s backroom decision making body.

# fine-gael - Friday 24 October, 2014

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary

But residents aren’t happy.

# fine-gael - Thursday 23 October, 2014

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.

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