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# fine-gael - Yesterday’s News

Martin takes aim at ‘Enda the Fireman’, says Taoiseach ‘promoting a fairytale’

In a blistering attack on Fine Gael, Micheál Martin said their party conference “may well have set a world record for the amount of arrogant self-praise”.

Watch this Labour minister rule out coalition with just about everyone* NO NO NO This post contains videos
‘I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it’ Danger Here This post contains videos

‘I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it’

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to TheJournal.ie about THAT leaflet, the same-sex marriage referendum and abortion.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Vincent Browne hasn’t gotten anything in the post from Irish Water

The veteran broadcaster was speaking on the Newstalk Breakfast programme this morning.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

These two are not happy about Leo’s sly digs at Micheál Martin War Of Words This post contains videos

These two are not happy about Leo’s sly digs at Micheál Martin

Varadkar’s labelling of Martin as the leader of “the third party” has not gone down well.

# fine-gael - Monday 23 February, 2015

Why Enda is no longer falling over flower pots when it comes to same-sex marriage

Analysis: The Taoiseach delivered a strong backing for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum on Saturday night.

# fine-gael - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Micheál Martin challenges Kenny to face-to-face debate

Meanwhile Gerry Adams described Kenny’s speech last night as a “backslapping exercise”.

Support for Labour has fallen (again) as Sinn Féin support increases (again)

Labour is down two to 7 per cent, Sinn Féin is up one point to 21 per cent while Fine Gael holds steady on 24.

Here are 8 things we learned at Enda’s big homecoming shindig

The biggest party in the country gathered in the Taoiseach’s constituency this weekend and we learned a lot.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s Sunday, and here are the top stories.

Enda: “It’s about your right to say two small words, made up of three simple letters – I DO”

The Taoiseach delivered his keynote address to the Fine Gael faithful in Castlebar tonight, and gave his strongest backing yet for the referendum.

# fine-gael - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Leo: Some people told me to shut up and keep my head down

The Fine Gael national conference has been talking crime and the economic recovery this morning.

Some protesters gathered outside the Fine Gael conference – and a journalist was asked to leave Water Charges This post contains videos

Some protesters gathered outside the Fine Gael conference – and a journalist was asked to leave

Around 170 people have turned up outside the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

We spotted this quite bizarre Enda Kenny poster in Castlebar last night

Grotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre and Unprecedented.

# fine-gael - Friday 20 February, 2015

Tight security as Enda’s Fine Gael homecoming opens with a warning

The Taoiseach announced that China will take Irish beef again as the Fine Gael national conference got under way in Mayo this evening.

Not quite the homecoming king, but Enda is sure to get a warm reception in Mayo

Analysis: Fine Gael gathers for its national conference on the Taoiseach’s home turf this evening

# fine-gael - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Leo is more popular than Enda

According to one poll, anyway.

# fine-gael - Saturday 14 February, 2015

# fine-gael - Thursday 12 February, 2015

This TD wants to radically change the way we elect him and his 157 colleagues

Brendan Griffin has proposed a way of potential ending ‘parish pump’ politics.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Alan Shatter says he’s running for re-election, but will Fine Gael let him?

The Dublin South TD said he intends to seek re-election next year.

# fine-gael - Monday 9 February, 2015

It’s 20 years since Phil Hogan leaked the Budget and had to resign

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

# fine-gael - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really…

It’s a constant claim thrown at the party, but it turns out it has more than a few ideas.

# fine-gael - Friday 6 February, 2015

The Government has a big secret plan to lure Irish emigrants home

Any incentives are expected to target middle-income earners

# fine-gael - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

The light on the Spire has been broken for months – did you notice?

Eagle-eyed councillor Noel Rock did and he says it’s going to cost €10,000 to fix.

# fine-gael - Monday 2 February, 2015

Councillor’s opposition to homeless hostel ‘not Nimby-ism, it’s pure economics’

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell voted against the development a homeless hostel in Dublin’s city centre.

# fine-gael - Sunday 1 February, 2015

‘It’s a scandal’: Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug HSE

‘It’s a scandal’: Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug

The HSE said pharmaceutical firms should not hold the Irish health service to ransom for the provision of any drug.

# fine-gael - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes

The Fine Gael MEP talked banking inquiry, beer and European politics with TheJournal.ie this week.

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were ‘very nervous’ before Christmas. So, how are they now? Danger Here This post contains videos

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were ‘very nervous’ before Christmas. So, how are they now?

Brian Hayes has been speaking to TheJournal.ie about his party’s election prospects.

# fine-gael - Friday 30 January, 2015

‘Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax’

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

# fine-gael - Thursday 29 January, 2015

There is a ‘Skype facility’ in Leinster House after all. Well, sort of…

TheJournal.ie has done some digging today…

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding ‘like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts’:

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

Fine Gael has been throwing serious shade at Gerry Adams on Twitter

Warning: It involves a book that may cause some readers to shudder.

“The addiction of politics is in me… but there’s always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’” Ready For It This post contains videos

“The addiction of politics is in me… but there’s always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’”

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke talks about Sinn Féin, the coalition, and whether he’d join a new political party.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Micheál Martin wants a live TV showdown with Enda Kenny… but will the Taoiseach do it?

Fianna Fáil has approached Claire Byrne Live about facilitating a debate between the two party leaders.

Man questioned over suspected arson attack on Michelle Mulherin’s constituency office

Gardaí said there was minimal damage to the office.

# fine-gael - Monday 26 January, 2015

What’s wrong with complimenting a woman on “on her nice dress, or a pair of shoes, or a hairstyle”?

PR advisor Valerie O’Reilly was described as “not bad looking” by TD Michael Lowry in a note to Enda Kenny last week.

Fine Gael TD: “Yes, I made some calls to Africa. None of them were personal.”

Michelle Mulherin confirms she made calls to Kenya from her phone in Leinster House, but says they were not personal.

# fine-gael - Saturday 24 January, 2015

There’s MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll

Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.

Sorry Pat, the Ceann Comhairle says he’s in it until the end

Suggestions that Pat Rabbitte could replace Seán Barrett have been shot down.

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