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# Fianna Fáil

# sinn féin surge
Sinn Féin support growing at the expense of government parties, poll shows
Sinn Féin support is at 34%, while Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are on 20% and 15% respectively.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# budget 2024
Harris believes tax article did not breach trust in the coalition amid heightening tensions
The Justice Minister said he thinks it was “perfectly appropriate” for the junior Minsters to give their views publicly.
# Analysis
Jostling between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil is all about party identity and dismantling '#FFG'
Party positioning leads to budgetary tensions between coalition partners.
# Coalition
'Being in coalition doesn't mean we're the same': Coveney on FG-FF tensions
Tánaiste Micheál Martin labelled recent Fine Gael suggestions “unhelpful”.
# budget 2024
McGrath says he won't be 'bullied' by Fine Gael into tax cuts in next Budget
Earlier this week, three Fine Gael junior ministers called for the next budget to contain tax breaks of up to €1,000.
# hospital name
No opposition to motion calling for new Children's Hospital to be named after Dr Kathleen Lynn
The Government will ultimately make the call on what the new hospital will be called.
This month
May 2023
# the ditch
The Ditch calls Sipo complaint example of 'illiberal attacks' by the Tánaiste and Fianna Fáil
Senator Malcolm Byrne has written to Sipo regarding the roughly €1 million euro in funding it receives from Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit.
Last month
April 2023
# dáil statement
Niall Collins: 'No law broken' insists junior minister in address to Dáil
Collins said ‘in hindsight’ he should not have participated in the 2007 local area meeting.
# Controversy
Niall Collins: How Limerick County Council came to sell land to the Fianna Fáil TD's wife
Collins had not responded to the allegations until last night.
March 2023
# dail ructions
FF's Barry Cowen compares extending eviction ban to 'making sweets free for children'
The Government comfortably won the confidence motion earlier this morning.
# eviction ban
Government wins confidence motion in the Dáil by 86 votes to 67
Green TD Neasa Hourigan, who voted against the government over the eviction ban last week, was among those to vote confidence in the government.
# 2025
Bertie Ahern refuses to answer whether or not he plans to run for presidency
The former Fianna Fáil leader was recently readmitted as an ordinary member.
# ollie crowe
Senator amends declaration of interests after admitting he 'erred' by omitting pub ownership
The omission was pointed out to the Fianna Fáil Senator last week.
# Civil War
The hurt remains: Ballyseedy and the story of a bomb blast that still roars 100 years later
This weekend marks 100 years from the massacre of eight IRA anti-treaty men at Ballyseedy.
# Bertie Ahern
What's he up to?: What to make of the Bertie Ahern revival roadshow
The former Taoiseach says being president is not on his agenda.
February 2023
# Niall Collins
Junior Minister Niall Collins to make Dáil statement on 2001 housing application
The three party leaders have stated their full confidence in the minister of state.
# bertie back
‘No question’ of senior Fianna Fáil role for Bertie Ahern, says junior minister
Bertie Ahern confirmed this week he had rejoined Fianna Fáil as an ordinary member.
Next presidential election is 'too far away' to discuss, says Bertie Ahern
Ahern quit the party over a decade ago following the findings of the Mahon Tribunal.
# Back in the fold
What did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern, and what's happened since then?
The former Taoiseach has rejoined Fianna Fáil – but what led to his resignation in the first place?
# Bertie Ahern
Taoiseach softens stance on Bertie Ahern after once comparing his tribunal evidence to John Gilligan
Varadkar had made the comments during a Dáil session in 2008.
# Demonstrations
Fianna Fáil politicians raise concerns about anti-immigrant protests at parliamentary meeting
One attendee said the message from the meeting was “we need to worry about this and monitor it”.
# drugs policy
'The war on drugs does not work': Fianna Fáil TDs call for reform to drugs policy
A report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee called for an acceleration of decriminalisation.
This year
# Mental Health
'We're letting children drop off a cliff edge at age 18': Opposition hits out at CAMHS issues
Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for mental health said it is “downright scandalous” that some young people are not receiving follow-up care such as essential blood tests.
# Opinion Poll
Sinn Féin remain most popular party despite small drop in support as Fine Gael regain ground
The latest Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks poll shows the state of the parties.
Last year
# Interview
All sectors will get 'fair hearing' on taxation if SF gets into power, McDonald insists
If in government, Sinn Féin would reduce the inheritance tax threshold to €300,000.
Analysis: What should Michael McGrath look to achieve as he moves to the Department of Finance?
Ciarán Casey of University of Limerick looks back at previous ministers for finance and outlines any possible challenges ahead.
# slan go foill
Micheál Martin gets a goodbye video from the European Council on his final meeting as Taoiseach
The role of Taoiseach is rotating tomorrow, with Leo Varadkar taking over the job.
Divisions emerging between Govt parties over amending legislation to ratify CETA
The Supreme Court ruled that ratifying CETA currently was unconstitutional.
'I will speak to everyone, I'm a grown up' says Sinn Féin leader on forming a government
It comes as a Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks opinion poll revealed that support for the party remains ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
FG and FF's housing potshots at each other make it an easy win for SF's slogans and promises
While Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael take cheap potshots at one another over who is to blame, Sinn Féin only have to sit back and watch the poll numbers rise.
# Political Donations
Sinn Féin receive highest amount in disclosed political donations last year
Donations made by TDs, Senators, MEPs across six political parties amounted to €193,511.
# party politics
'It's messy': Fianna Fáilers 'disappointed' at conclusion of MacSharry complaint issue
MacSharry resigned from Fianna Fáil citing the failure to properly handle a complaint made against him.
# Out
Marc MacSharry resigns from Fianna Fáil over handling of complaint made against him
MacSharry accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of using the complaint “for political gain at national level”.
# prepping
Preparation for 2024 elections starts now, Micheál Martin tells Fianna Fáil
Martin told a party dinner this evening that Fianna Fáil that meeting people on the doorsteps was the party’s greatest strength.
# party politics
MacSharry readmittance to FF parliamentary party hits stumbling block
Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke with MacSharry about rejoining the party last week.
# concrete levy
O'Brien warns Donohoe of Fianna Fáil concerns about concrete levy
The Housing Minister raised the concerns in a letter to the Finance Minister.
Taoiseach accuses Sinn Féin of trying to ‘close down debate’
Micheál Martin accused his political opponents of trying to avoid accountability.
# Dublin Airport
Pro-IRA chanting at Dublin Airport condemned
Footage of the incident was posted on social media on Saturday.
# Fianna Fáil
Marc MacSharry set to rejoin Fianna Fáil parliamentary party
It’s understood that Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke with MacSharry about rejoining the party.
# concrete levy
Fianna Fáil TDs and senators raise concerns over timing of concrete levy
Industry bodies have said that the levy could add to the cost of new build homes.