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Fine Gael

Fine Gael

Fine Gael are currently in coalition government with Labour. They won 76 seats in the 2011 General Election, making them the largest party in the Dail but not securing enough seats to have a single party government. Their political views are seen as being centre-right.

# fine-gael - Monday 21 July, 2014

HSE accepts that hiring staff internally without interview isn’t “desirable”

A senator had called for a review of how the HSE hires internally.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here’s how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny’s women problem

Analysis: One male junior minister joked that he’d have to buy a dress given the lack of women – but it raises the question: why weren’t any female FG TDs promoted?

Opinion: Big Phil wasn’t the best option for Europe… it should have been Lucinda

Creighton could be a better fit for the role of a European Commissioner, while Hogan looks likely to receive a small portfolio.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

So just how young is the country’s youngest junior minister?… The Edge has hats that are older

At 27, Simon Harris is now our most senior junior minister. Makes you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life, doesn’t it?

Here are 7 things you need to know about the junior minister reshuffle Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Here are 7 things you need to know about the junior minister reshuffle

Analysis: It’s no country for old men or young women but there’s a big promotion for one young man.

The junior minister reshuffle is happening right now, here’s what we know so far…

The Dáil’s youngest TD has been made junior finance minister while Labour has promoted three backbenchers.

# fine-gael - Saturday 12 July, 2014

As talks dragged on nervous TDs in shiny suits roamed Leinster House waiting… and waiting

As the talks continued and the wait lengthened anticipation turned to frustration ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle.

# fine-gael - Friday 11 July, 2014

Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet

Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s stuck with the same job?

In numbers: the Cabinet reshuffle

What’s the average age of a Cabinet member? And how many are from Dublin?

Who’s doing what? A pictorial guide to your new Cabinet

A quick and simple guide to where everyone is now.

‘How often does the Labour Party roll over?’ – FF say water and property taxes are now Labour’s problem

Micheal Martin says the new Tánaiste’s negotiations went badly.

Here’s what Enda and Joan have promised to do

Jobs, housing and wages, mostly.

The government doesn’t have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today

Fine Gael hopes to fill the vacant Seanad seat when TDs and Senators return from their holidays in September.

# fine-gael - Thursday 10 July, 2014

The Fine Gael-Labour split over Richard Bruton’s job is ‘more like a tug of love’

Seán Sherlock laughed off suggestions that Fine Gael and Labour are split over the lucrative Jobs portfolio.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

The wait goes on: Cabinet reshuffle may not be announced until Friday

More talks between the Taoiseach and the new Tánaiste are taking place this evening.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Gerry doesn’t think Phil’s fit to send to Europe.. A “3 or 4 hour session” with MEPs should sort it, says Enda

The Government is expected to announced either Hogan or former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore for the EU post by tomorrow…

Market traders dismiss criticism from local businesses as ‘begrudgery’

Des Vallely, the co-director of Irish Village Markets, said that restaurants should focus on the quality and price of their produce, rather than ‘giving out’ about competitors.

The Last Waltz: Cabinet to meet today, likely for the last time

Talks between the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste will resume after the cabinet meeting today.

# fine-gael - Monday 7 July, 2014

‘The Garth Brooks ship leaves tonight’, but city manager won’t budge on licensing decision

However, councillors still voted in favour of all five concerts going ahead.

Michael Noonan expects there will be a new Cabinet by Wednesday

The Finance Minister was speaking as the Taoiseach and new Tánaiste meet for five hours to discuss what policies will be pursued by government.

# fine-gael - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Wish pubs would open on Good Friday? It could become a reality

A Fine Gael Senator, who is also a publican, thinks the current law is “a legacy of our past”.

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?

Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.

Pat Rabbitte: There is no squabble in government about the property tax

The Communications Minister plays down talk of a Cabinet rift over the proceeds from the local property tax.

James Reilly just doesn’t know if he’ll be Minister for Health next week

Reilly insisted today he will be happy to serve wherever the Taoiseach asks him to.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Taoiseach insists water for children will be free

Enda Kenny also confirmed that the water charges will not exceed €240 per year.

‘It’s like an army general giving orders: You do what you’re told’ – Varadkar

The Transport Minister has been talking about the upcoming reshuffle, the Rugby World Cup and why he prefers Frances Fitzgerald to Alan Shatter.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

# fine-gael - Saturday 28 June, 2014

The sun shines on Dublin’s Pride Parade as thousands attend

Today’s parade is believed to have had the biggest attendance to date.

The government wants to sort out its Seanad problem before the summer holidays

Fine Gael is considering a number of newly-elected councillors and local election candidates in Dublin for the Seanad seat vacated by Deirdre Clune.

# fine-gael - Friday 27 June, 2014

Will the Stig be doing a time trial in the Ring of Kerry?

Let’s file that under ‘thing we need to see’.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint

Pádraig Mac Loclainn said that GSOC had to delay investigating a complaint made by the family of Seamus Doherty due to a lack of cooperation from gardaí in Donegal.

# fine-gael - Saturday 21 June, 2014

The government doesn’t have a majority in the Seanad and has to change the law to get it back

Deirdre Clune’s election to the European Parliament creates a vacancy that won’t be filled until a new Dáil clerk is appointed – which requires a change in legislation.

# fine-gael - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Young Fine Gael wants to reduce the minimum wage by €2 per hour Austerity This post contains a poll

Young Fine Gael wants to reduce the minimum wage by €2 per hour

Despite explanations that the youth wing doesn’t want workers to lose money, people are not impressed.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

FF: Your position on medical cards is incoherent … Taoiseach: No it isn’t

There are concerns that thousands of people who didn’t respond to the HSE will now be left without a medical card.

Does Richard Bruton want James Reilly’s job?* Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Does Richard Bruton want James Reilly’s job?*

*No, we’re not talking about being the next Minister for Health.

# fine-gael - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met earlier this afternoon.

Fine Gael say Sinn Féin’s economics were ‘disastrous’ in France. Were they? Here are the facts…

‘Wealth tax’, ‘higher income tax rate’, Hollande tried that didn’t he? Well sort of…

# fine-gael - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# fine-gael - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Labour drops to just 4 per cent in latest poll

A sharp fall for the junior coalition party in the latest opinion poll.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

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