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# fine-gael - Sunday 23 July, 2017

New poll shows Irish Government at its highest approval ratings since 2011

The election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach seems to have had a positive effect on the electorate from Fine Gael’s point of view.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Fine Gael minister says left-wing policies would "break this country"

Paschal Donohoe said that a ‘social disorder’ has prevailed since the 2008 economic collapse.

# fine-gael - Sunday 16 July, 2017

The Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn

It is estimated that the refunds will cost in the region of €160 million.

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years? BRIDE AND DOOM This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years?

Currently, couples must wait four years before proceedings can begin.

# fine-gael - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Varadkar fails to get boost with latest poll showing drop in support for Fine Gael

The results are expected to dampen any desire the Taoiseach may have had about calling an early election.

'The big thing is I can vote for myself' - Here's what boundary changes mean for some TDs

We’re getting two more TDs and one less constituency.

# fine-gael - Friday 7 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar will send out weekly video messages of how he's getting on as Taoiseach Dear Friend This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar will send out weekly video messages of how he's getting on as Taoiseach

His predecessor preferred to send out written messages weekly.

# fine-gael - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Sinn Féin accuses Fine Gael of 'populist policy' as it retracts promise to abolish USC

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe yesterday announced plans to merge USC and PRSI.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'

An issue had arisen whereby planning permission granted for large-scale housing developments during the recession could run out, forcing workers to down tools.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Leo says he wants to cut income tax, with Fianna Fáil's help

Varadkar says there may be ‘hidden fiscal space’ he can use.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil wants to bring back town councils - three years after we scrapped them

Town councils were abolished by former Minister Phil Hogan in 2014.

# fine-gael - Monday 26 June, 2017

Fine Gael sees a bump in the polls with Leo as leader

The Irish Daily Mail/Ireland Thinks poll sees Fine Gael’s popularity up six points.

# fine-gael - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

# fine-gael - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards

It’s not the first time the government has lost a vote, but it is the first since Varadkar became Taoiseach.

How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down?

The affair has dominated the political agenda this week.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.

# fine-gael - Monday 19 June, 2017

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

# fine-gael - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

# fine-gael - Friday 16 June, 2017

Limerick mayor hopeful under fire for comments on immigrants claiming social welfare

Councillor Stephen Keary made the comments at a recent council meeting.

New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance

Mitchell O’Connor lost her role as a senior minister at the cabinet table in Leo Varadkar’s reshuffle.

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# fine-gael - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave In His Own Words This post contains videos

Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave

The new Taoiseach has had plenty to say on a range of issues in his 10 years as a TD.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach The New Boss This post contains videos

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach

He’ll announce his new Cabinet this evening.

Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

He will also name a cabinet.

Flattery, chuckles and playful punches: Enda's long goodbye comes to an end

Enda Kenny stepped down as Taoiseach yesterday.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

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.

Enda Kenny is expected to resign as Taoiseach today

It’s all about the Enda and Leo Show this week.

# fine-gael - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Independent Alliance confirms it will support Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach

The five IA members will vote for Varadkar next week.

# fine-gael - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Former Fine Gael TD and minister Austin Deasy dies aged 80 RIP

Former Fine Gael TD and minister Austin Deasy dies aged 80

Deasy was a Fine Gael TD for Waterford from 1977 to 2002.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack

Varadkar is expected to be ratified as Ireland’s new Taoiseach by Dáil vote next week.

# fine-gael - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Mending fences the order of the day for Leo - but there just aren't enough seats at the table

Leo Varadkar has won the Fine Gael fight, but he has another battle on his hands.

# fine-gael - Friday 2 June, 2017

From poisoned chalice to top of the table... Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach? Profile This post contains videos

From poisoned chalice to top of the table... Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?

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

Leo Varadkar's first words as Fine Gael leader: 'Prejudice has no hold in this Republic'

The newly elected leader got a rapturous applause in Dublin’s Mansion House.

Leo Varadkar is officially the new leader of Fine Gael

The Dublin TD won the battle against Cork’s Simon Coveney for the top job.

Fine Gael elects a new leader today. Here's how it's all set to go down

We should know the result by around 6pm.

# fine-gael - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Leo says he has faith his supporters won't secretly vote for Simon Coveney

Tomorrow the Fine Gael parliamentary party members will vote for their next leader.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Most people support Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud campaign - poll

Former social welfare inspector Bernadette Gorman called Varadkar’s latest policy a “solo run” and “hate campaign”.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'Soon the appointment of judges will be removed from the political arena' - Ross

The Judicial Appointments Commission will have a majority of lay people.

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