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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 29 June, 2016

#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Today’s News

Dublin City Council backs call for new Luas trams to be automated

The councillor behind the motion said it doesn’t mean drivers will be fired.

Dissent in the ranks: 'We gave our points of view, they gave theirs - but there was no agreement'

Members of the Independent Alliance want a free vote on a Bill that would allow for a termination in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

# fine-gael - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Pearse Doherty: 'Despite my passion to be part of Sinn Féin, being a TD is something I may regret' Exclusive

The Sinn Féin deputy says: Is it right that your children expect to see you for one day a week?

# fine-gael - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'

As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.

# fine-gael - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 June, 2016

'The only objective was to get Enda and Fine Gael back in and it's done'

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is working on a committee investigating the controversial Panama Papers.

# fine-gael - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil is now level with Fine Gael in popularity

The news comes in the findings from a Red C opinion poll conducted for the Sunday Business Post.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil TD says people should pay water bills, before calling the whole thing a 'sorry mess'

A Sinn Féin motion calling for the charges to be scrapped will be debated in the Dáil today.

# fine-gael - Sunday 22 May, 2016

JobBridge is officially to be scrapped, but what will replace it?

The oft-controversial internship scheme is to be discontinued by new social protection minister Leo Varadkar.

# fine-gael - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it

Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.

Who'll be up against who in the new Dáil? We take a look

These are the TDs who’ll be squaring off against the ministers for health, housing, finance and justice.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

New poll says people want Leo Varadkar to be the next leader of Fine Gael

44% of people said they’d like to see him take over when Enda Kenny steps down.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

These two men accounted for nearly 50% of personal political donations in 2015

Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Paschal Donohoe received €15,000 in private donations between them last year.

This bill might reduce your mortgage rate and be the government's first defeat

The new bill, if passed, will see the Central Bank get new powers to cap mortgage interest rates.

# fine-gael - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil has overtaken Fine Gael in popularity

A poll, to be published in tomorrow’s Sunday Times, puts approval for Fianna Fáil at 27%.

Shane Ross says he won't use the state's chequebook to solve Luas dispute

The new transport minister also said he’s ‘not particularly proud’ of his Fine Gael past.

Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate

As Ceann Comhairle and Leas Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett and Michael Kitt continued to be paid salary and expenses, even when the Dáil was broken up for the election.

# fine-gael - Friday 13 May, 2016

Poll: People would vote practically the same way if there was another election

Enda Kenny, however, isn’t faring very well.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Fair play? New programme for government is promising equality for all

The ‘partnership’ government has just published its plan of action. It might mention the word ‘fair’ a lot.

# fine-gael - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil 'has its foot on Enda Kenny's neck'

The former Tánaiste says yesterday’s vote for Taoiseach was “like a bad play”.

# fine-gael - Friday 6 May, 2016

It was turf, bogs and roads that threatened Enda Kenny right to the end

It was down to the wire today as negotiations with the independents went past the deadline.

Enda is confident he can satisfy Independent TDs' concerns and secure a government today

A fourth vote for Taoiseach is scheduled for Dáil Éireann at midday.

# fine-gael - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A teen sentenced over the Jobstown protest, post mortem results for the Bray baby and arrests at a funeral had everyone talking…

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Talks with independents end for the night - without any agreement

They will meet again tomorrow morning.

Unbearable pressure: How water drowned out everything

Massive protests and Clouseau-esque political mistakes in 2014 meant that two years on, the issue HAD to be dealt with.

Alan Kelly was pretty annoyed only one FG TD turned up to talk about climate change

The Minister has once more hit out at Labour’s former coalition partner.

People who have paid water charges won't get their money back - Fianna Fáil TD

Jim O’Callaghan said we can’t have a situation where people who haven’t paid their bills can tell people who have, ‘Well tough, you shouldn’t have bothered.’

# fine-gael - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Should we still pay our water bills? It's the law, says Micheál Martin

Fianna Fáil TDs and senators have signed off on the deal agreed last week with Fine Gael.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Cynthia Owen, government talks and the homeless crisis had everyone talking today.

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'

O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.

We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators will meet today to see if they will endorse a deal reached last week.

# fine-gael - Monday 2 May, 2016

Vincent Browne: This is the worst possible outcome of the general election

‘There will be sops, promises and a flurry of initiatives but there will be no significant change.’

# fine-gael - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Leo hits back at criticism, says he's "totally committed" to forming government

The acting Health Minister was responding to comments made this afternoon by Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs.

"I think that the suspension is a mistake" - FF and FG TDs still split over water charges

Leo Varadkar came in for some heavy criticism from both Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs over comments he made about charges this week.

# fine-gael - Saturday 30 April, 2016

'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael

Independent Alliance TDs are due to meet with Fine Gael on Monday morning.

Poll: Are you glad Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you glad Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a deal?

It looks like there won’t be another election in the near future. Are you happy?

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# fine-gael - Friday 29 April, 2016

We almost have a government: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed a deal

The two parties have finally reached an agreement on forming a minority government.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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