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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Today’s News

Day 69: 'They say a week is a long time in politics, but a day is a long time in politics right now.'

A draft programme for government will be presented to independents.

# fine-gael - Yesterday’s News

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…

# fine-gael - Thursday 28 April, 2016

# fine-gael - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water

The party wants the debate to be held tomorrow.

Is today's Seanad election a pointless exercise in futility?

If we don’t get a government deal, then yes, probably.

# fine-gael - Monday 25 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says suspending water charges for six to nine months is not viable

Talks on forming a government have ended without an agreement – again

# fine-gael - Friday 22 April, 2016

Gerry Adams says FF and FG need to set a deadline or go back to the people

Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis is taking place in Dublin this weekend.

# fine-gael - Monday 18 April, 2016

Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil expected to continue into tomorrow

The prospect of Labour supporting a Fine Gael-led minority was also downplayed today.

# fine-gael - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Micheál Martin reckons Sinn Féin are "twisting history" with their 1916 events

The FF leader’s no fan of the event Sinn Féin is running at the Ambassador.

# fine-gael - Thursday 14 April, 2016

No to Enda, no to Micheál: Dáil fails to elect Taoiseach for a third time

Kenny lost out by 52 votes to 77. Martin lost out by 43 to 91.

TDs will try to elect a Taoiseach for the third time today

It looks likely there will have to be a fourth vote, as the parties have not yet been able to reach an agreement.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are still talking.

# fine-gael - Monday 11 April, 2016

Talks latest: The big two parties had 90 mins of 'constructive and cordial' chats tonight

The Taoiseach confirmed the talks on formation of a minority government began tonight.

Who would you support to lead a minority government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Who would you support to lead a minority government?

Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are set to get underway again today.

# fine-gael - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Progress: FF and FG will meet to discuss minority government

Talks are expected to happen next week.

# fine-gael - Friday 8 April, 2016

Enda calls for 'end to Civil War politics' as courtship of Fianna Fáil continues

Amid second election speculation, Leo Varadkar says ‘this couldn’t go on six more weeks’.

# fine-gael - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Over before it even started: Enda and Micheál's brief meeting ends with no plans for government

Fianna Fáil is prepared to support a Fine Gael minority government, Micheál Martin said.

'It's not fair to tell people waking up in emergency accommodation they have to wait'

Sinn Féin said while the two political parties are figuring out who will govern, crises in housing and health continue.

No deal: Fianna Fáil TDs overwhelmingly against partnership with Fine Gael

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has endorsed Enda Kenny’s decision to offer the old enemy a partnership government.

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government

There are likely to be objections from a number of Fianna Fáil TDs to the proposal from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

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Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil should take Fine Gael up on its offer of government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil should take Fine Gael up on its offer of government?

It’s now 41 days since the country voted in the 2016 general election.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Enda Kenny offers Micheál Martin a full partnership government as leaders finally talk

The meeting between Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin began at 8.30pm.

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin lose vote to become next Taoiseach

Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin are to meet behind closed doors tonight.

Gerry Adams lashes out at "charade" of voting for a Taoiseach who can't be elected

It has been more than 40 days since the country went to the polls.

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